New Developments Architect's rendering of the proposed Trammell Crow Residential apartment complex for Pharr Road.

Published on April 28th, 2016 |

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Demo to begin at 375 Pharr Road to make way for new apartment project

Trammell Crow Residential reportedly will begin demolition May 2 of an aging commercial shopping area at 375 Pharr Road. The company plans to transform the property into Alexan Pharr Road, a 244-unit apartment project on the south side of Pharr between Grandview Avenue and Lookout Place.

This photo from the March 4 meeting shows a graphic that illustrates how the Trammell Crow project will wrap around the Barcelona Condominiums property (at top right).

This photo from the March 4 meeting shows a graphic that illustrates how the Trammell Crow project will wrap around the Barcelona Condominiums property (at top right).

BuckheadView’s source said the construction fencing was to go up starting April 27, with demolition beginning the following week. The source said Trammell Crow has a construction office in the basement of the law firm on the corner of Lookout Place and Pharr Road.

Trammell Crow presented its project March 4 of last year to the Development Review Committee of SPI-9, the Special Public Interest District that includes properties west of Piedmont Road, south and east of Peachtree Road and along Pharr Road.

The 276,000-square-foot redevelopment will wrap around a .64-acre tract on Pharr Road at Lookout Place that is home to the four-story, 30-unit Barcelona Condominiums. The Trammell Crow site has been a commercial shopping area.

The site also is diagonally across the street from the former Parkside apartments, which have been torn down and are being replaced  by the Hanover Company’s 375-unit, six-story apartment complex across Pharr from Frankie Allen Park.

Flo Fillingin, who owns a unit in the Barcelona condominiums and is the head of that property’s homeowners association, has kept BuckheadView informed about Trammell Crow’s plans since the original announcement. Her bedroom is 50 feet from the planned new construction.

Fillingin’s latest information: Grandview Avenue will be reduced to one lane during construction.

Architect Daniel Joy, owner of Rule Joy Trammell & Rubio LLC, designed the new 244-unit Trammell Crow Residential complex and presented the project before the SPI-9 DRC.

The apartment complex will have two levels of underground parking and can have three curb cuts for the parking because it has frontage on three streets. The property has a significant change in topography, with the lowest area being that along Lookout Place.

The first level of residential—above the two-level parking deck that cuts into the hill—will have fewer apartment units, with the first typical level of apartments being the fourth level, or second

This a site plan of the Barcelona Condominiums property at the corner of Pharr Road and Lookout Place.

This a site plan of the Barcelona Condominiums property at the corner of Pharr Road and Lookout Place.

above the parking deck. The lobby and leasing office will be on the Grandview Avenue side.

As has become typical with the newer apartment complexes, the number of parking spaces per unit have dropped from 2 to an average of 1.4, based on data that shows that fewer dwellers are owning two autos. The other common way of figuring parking spaces is one per bedroom.

The Trammell Crow property has reduced its parking from 427 spaces to 350 or 1.4 per unit average.

It was announced that rents on the units would average $1,800 per month and there will not be any workforce housing units involved.

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