Landbridge builds affordable apartments but Hammond has not said what he plans to bring to Sandy Springs.
During political forums this election season, residents and council candidates have said it’s essential to protect residential neighborhoods from more dense development that would change its look and feel.
Austin told the Planning Commission in September that he moved out of the now vacant home on Peachtree Dunwoody Road three years ago. “It’s falling down, rats and raccoons, trees falling down,” Austin said, in his support of Hammond.
The Peachtree Dunwoody neighborhood lies under a covering of trees and includes townhomes, single family residences and apartment communities just down the road. The homeowners are also neighbors to commercial development.
Townhomes stand on one side of Austin’s property and Newell Brands parking deck and offices on the other. Across the street is the sprawling Embassy Row office campus, the home of the Art Institute of Atlanta.