Park Place – Development on NPU agenda

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 24, 2014


Plans to develop property across from the East Lake MARTA station in Kirkwood will go before a neighborhood zoning board Tuesday, Feb. 25.

The Neighborhood Planning Unit – O meeting begins Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 pm. NPU-O meets at the Branham Recreation Center, located at 2051 Delano Drive Northeast, Atlanta, GA.

The property is located at the corner of Park Place and Leland Terrace in Kirkwood. The applicant, Tad Braswell, wants to build two single family homes.

NPU – O Chairman Earl Williamson said the board will likely defer considering an application to subdivide the property. He said Braswell wants more time to work through potential issues with the neighbors.

The property in question is higher than the adjacent properties, and that creates concerns about privacy and water runoff.

“It’s not a contentious situation,” Williamson said. “Some stuff gets held up for a bit so neighbors and applicants can work out issues. Most of the time it’s a collegial process, if people can do that, with a better end result than you might otherwise have. We always encourage that process to happen simply because it benefits both sides of the equation.”

He said there was a plan to develop the property in 2004, but the applicants never followed through. Williamson said he suspects the developers were holding off to see if MARTA would redevelop the property around the station.

“I think the reason they didn’t follow through with construction then, was probably they were waiting to see if MARTA was going to do anything,” he said.

Also on the agenda for Tuesday, Feb. 25, is a request for a letter of support for a plan to redevelop the historic Pullman Yard.

The plans call for redeveloping the 26-acre site as 150 town homes with two common areas. Each unit will have 3 or 4 bedrooms and cost around $325,000. The historic structures will be office and event space with a potential restaurant space.

The Pullman Yard is owned by Georgia Building Authority, and the state has requested the letter of support from the NPU, according to the meeting agenda.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story misidentified the developer of the project. This story has been updated. 

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