Published on December 4th, 2015 |11
High-rise apartment/retail project planned next to Trader Joe’s
apartment/retail development that will rise 21 stories on Peachtree and drop to 13 stories around the corner along East Shadowlawn Drive.
The proposed Wood Partners development would bump right up against the Trader Joe’s grocery store property and would include over 220 apartments and some 5, 700 square feet of retail space on Peachtree Road that will wrap around onto East Shadowlawn.
The modern building design would have a largely glass exterior that the architects said is meant to be compatible with the nearby Terminus buildings at Peachtree and Piedmont roads. The architectural firm of Reese Vanderbilt designed the structure.
Keith Vanderbilt presented the building plans to the Development Review Committee of SPI-9 (Special Public Interest district) on Wednesday, Dec. 2 and explained that the step-down of the building from 21 stories and 225 feet on Peachtree to 13 stories at the back along Shadowlawn is to conform to the height plane requirements due to neighboring residential properties.
The residential units of the building will be above six levels of parking deck, which will be accessed only off of Shadowlawn. There will be no Peachtree Road curb cut for a driveway into the development. The parking deck will accommodate 415 cars, 15-20 of which will be for retail customer parking.
The DRC members encouraged the architects and developer, Wood Partners, to find ways to dress up the walls of the parking deck—both along Shadowlawn and facing the Trader Joe’s store—to make them more interesting, active and appealing to passersby.