A rendering of 1781 Peachtree. Perennial Properties will build a two tower, 244,000-square-foot mixed-use development called 1781 Peachtree in Midtown. The development will feature 265 apartments across the two buildings along with office and retail space. Edgewood Court apartments are getting a makeover. Jonathan Rose Companies and Columbia Residential have purchased Edgewood Court Apartments in the Edgewood neighborhood. An $18 million redevelopment of the property will begin soon and is set to be completed in early 2019. Originally built in 1950, then substantially rehabbed in 1981, Edgewood Court currently consists of 204 units, all part of the federal HUD Section 8 program. Following the renovation, Edgewood Court will consist of 222 residences, with 204 remaining Section 8 and the re...
Midtown Alliance President Kevin Green at the annual meeting at the Fox Theatre. (Courtesy Midtown Alliance) More than 1,000 business and civic leaders, residents and partners gathered at the Fox Theatre for the Midtown Alliance 2018 annual meeting on Feb. 13. “It was only due to the hard work of so many people that Midtown has become the jewel of the South,” said Midtown Alliance Board Chair Mark Toro in his opening remarks. Midtown Alliance President and CEO Kevin Green discussed current imperatives for Midtown amid an era of profound growth that has ushered in 5K new jobs announced for the district in the past 12 months and 30+ major development projects under construction or having cleared the development review process. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms discussed economic strateg
Atlanta Fire Chief Joel Baker Atlanta Fire Rescue Chief Joel Baker will official retire on Feb. 15. During his tenure, Baker led the effort to ensure that the AFRD maintained its ISO Class 1 rating and international accreditation by the Center for Public Safety Excellence. He also led the development and management of department initiatives including the Atlanta Emergency Preparedness Institute and Citizens Fire Academy. Baker began his professional fire service career with the City of East Point Fire Department in 1986 and joined AFRD in 1988. First Deputy Chief Randall Slaughter will serve as Interim Fire Chief. The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and The Atlanta Opera are joint recipients of a Collaborative Innovation Grant from The Home Depot Foundation and the Georgia Center for Nonprof
Atlanta Police are searching for the suspect who shot and killed a man as he changed a flat tire along Memorial Drive on Sunday night. According to WSB, Justin Edwards, 34, had pulled over at an abandoned building around 11:30 p.m. to change his tire near the intersection of Memorial and Boulevard. Edwards’ girlfriend was also in the car, but was unharmed. Police are hoping surveillance video from nearby businesses will provide clues in the case. AT&T tower in Midtown (Courtesy Midtown Alliance) AT&T will vacate its 47-story Midtown tower and consolidate its workers in smaller office spaces in Midtown and Buckhead, according to a report by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, The building, located behind the Fox Theatre, is now being touted as a potential home for Amazon’s H