Chamblee would need to rezone 62 parcels to clear the way for the project. A shuttered church building and a few standalone homes — some vacant and some for rent — are currently on the properties, which surround Parsons Drive and Deacon Lane. The developer would demolish all existing structures if its project is greenlit.
City code permits up to 396 townhomes, 45 single-family detached units, 375 multi-family units and 20,000 square feet of retail, commercial and restaurant space to be built on the site. The developer clarified Sept. 1 that it plans to build roughly 87% of the maximum number of residential units.
The project would also include two parking decks and a multi-use trail, which would run through the mixed-use complex.
Due to the size of the project, the developer applied for designation as a Development of Regional Impact (DRI) with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs in May. It was reviewed and approved by the Atlanta Regional Commission, allowing the developer to pitch the project to Chamblee.
The Chamblee Design Review Board doesn’t make policy, but it does make recommendations for the City Council. Residents can participate in the Sept. 1 meeting via Zoom or in-person at City Hall, located at 5468 Peachtree Road.