20-story apartment tower may rise behind Buckhead’s Restoration Hardware

A 20-story apartment tower may rise behind Buckhead’s Restoration Hardware furnishings store.

M Development’s proposed 289-unit tower would replace a two-story parking garage behind the 3030 Peachtree Road store, which would remain untouched. Although the tower would share the same street address as the store, it would be on two separate roads. The other is known as the Pharr Road Connector. It is an extension of Buckhead Avenue, which is not publicly accessible. 

The tower will rise to just over 225 feet in height and will add another highrise to the boundary of. Peachtree Heights West Buckhead VillageHere is a list. Buckhead Plaza complex. A Complex of mixed-use towersIt is located only a block from West Paces Ferry Road, which is in the planning phase.

Developer representatives presented the project to District 9’s Development Review Committee of Special Public Interest District 9 in May 4. This special zoning area is focused on design and sustainability. They said that the project does NOT require any zoning changes but does require a special administrative permission (SAP). DRC members suggested improvements, such as more bike parking or dog amenities. They also suggested affordable units for middle-income households.

“We need to be able to get our workforce living in the community,”Denise Starling is the DRC chair. “So if that is something you can figure out a way to do … we’d love for you to consider it.”

The tower would have two outdoor balconies. “amenity decks”On its third story, a drop off driveway shared with store that would be under a two-story portico. Renovations to the store’s outdoor showrooms are included in the plan. 

The residential unit breakdown includes 170 1-bedrooms (68 2-bedrooms) and 51 3-bedrooms (51 3-bedrooms). Many units will include balconies.

A new parking garage under the tower would have 478 spaces – 408 for the apartments and 70 for the store. According to City Hall documents, the project does NOT have a minimum parking requirement. According to the plans, there will be 46 spaces for bicycle parking.

The store’s current driveway is on Buckhead Avenue and is aligned with that of Buckhead Plaza. The plan calls for moving the main entrance down Buckhead Avenue, and using other entrances or exits from both private streets. A loading area could also be accessed via the Pharr Road Connector. These changes to easements along private streets, according to Carl Westmoreland (the Buckhead Plaza project attorney), are currently being evaluated.

The developer plans to subdivide and separate the tower from store as part of the development process. Westmoreland however stated that the plan is in compliance with all zoning regulations. 

He stated that the SAP could be filed within the next week by the developer and permits can then be obtained to begin construction.

20-story apartment tower may rise behind Buckhead’s Restoration Hardware

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