Saturday, May 10th, 2008

New Urbanist Developments in Atlanta

I saw an interesting thread on this over at skycrapercity, and thought I would repost some of the renderings and photos here. Note that many of these proposed developments are actually in the suburbs. I’m not endorsing these developments by posting them here, but thought they would be of interest to readers.

Proposed in Roswell


From this the AJC: “The man who turned an abandoned steel mill in midtown Atlanta into the booming Atlantic Station minicity unveiled his plans Tuesday for bringing that style of intown living to the northside suburbs.

The $2 billion development, which would be built along Ga. 400 in Roswell, calls for 3,000 residential units and as much as 750,000 square feet of office space in five high-rise towers.

The high-rises would be surrounded by European-style plazas, a 2 1/2-acre lake, a community center and lots of green space — even on rooftops, where people can gather high above their community.”

Here was one called Global Station proposed for Gwinett County. Supposedly it is dead, which might be a good thing since the design is questionable.


Something called The Manhattan at the Perimeter Center.


High Street in Dunwoody

Belmont Hills in Smyrna

Westtown Atlanta


Now onto the photos of actual projects. This is Atlantic Station in Midtown.


Inman Park Village


North Highland Lofts


Downtown Woodstock (town in Cherokee County)


There are some additional photos (and of course lively debate) over in the original SSC page.

3 Comments
Topics: Architecture and Design
Cities: Atlanta

3 Responses to “New Urbanist Developments in Atlanta”

  1. UncleRando says:

    Living in Atlanta I was able to experience a lot of this first-hand. While Atlanta is often blasted for being overly suburban I must say that at least their suburban junk is nice looking and well executed. Whereas the stuff in the Midwest is just crap.

    The project in Roswell looks interesting, but I know very well that this exit, off of GA 400, is a complete mess already and will only get worse with more density. While density is desirable it is still sprawl…just dense sprawl in Atlanta’s case. This only exacerbates the traffic issues that currently plague the Atlanta region…especially the North Fulton area.

    Another neat project to check out on the Northside of Atlanta is this development called Vickery. It is very well done…almost Duaney-esque. You can check out some photos of it here:
    http://s36.photobucket.com/albums/e33/UncleRando/Atlanta/Vickery/

  2. Pincfx says:

    I should point out that the Manhattan is actually the name of the condo building. The surrounding development is more of a “lifestyle center” and isn’t really new urban.

    The High Street project in the same area however is adjacent to a Marta station and could even be considered TOD.

  3. Stephanie says:

    … Atlantic Station as booming? I would by no means say that it is a failure … but it has had plenty of issues … in ability to sell surrounding condos (especially do to lack of parking), inability to sell condos over retail in the central retail district, structural issues.

The Urban State of Mind: Meditations on the City is the first Urbanophile e-book, featuring provocative essays on the key issues facing our cities, including innovation, talent attraction and brain drain, global soft power, sustainability, economic development, and localism. Included are 28 carefully curated essays out of nearly 1,200 posts in the first seven years of the Urbanophile, plus 9 original pieces. It's great for anyone who cares about our cities.

Telestrian Data Terminal

about

A production of the Urbanophile, Telestrian is the fastest, easiest, and best way to access public data about cities and regions, with totally unique features like the ability to create thematic maps with no technical knowledge and easy to use place to place migration data. It's a great way to support the Urbanophile, but more importantly it can save you tons of time and deliver huge value and capabilities to you and your organization.

Try It For 30 Days Free!

About the Urbanophile

about

Aaron M. Renn is an opinion-leading urban analyst, consultant, speaker, and writer on a mission to help America’s cities thrive and find sustainable success in the 21st century.

Full Bio

Contact

Please email before connecting with me on LinkedIn if we don't already know each other.

 

Copyright © 2006-2014 Urbanophile, LLC, All Rights Reserved - Copyright Information