Development trend continues as DeKalb city OKs lofts, retail complex

A rendering of The Gordon, a new mixed-use project coming to Chamblee.

Credit: Courtesy of Windsor Stevens

Credit: Courtesy of Windsor Stevens

A rendering of The Gordon, a new mixed-use project coming to Chamblee.

More development in the heart of Chamblee has gotten the green light.

A new mixed-use project consisting of retail space and loft-style condos was approved by the Chamblee City Council on Tuesday.

Located on Chamblee Dunwoody Road near the Chamblee MARTA station, the development will be called “The Gordon,” officials said. It will include 56 condo units spread out across three buildings, with retail on the ground floor and a 2,000-square-foot deck on the roof.

The one-bedroom and two-bedroom lofts, which will be owner-occupied, will range in cost from $200,000 to just over $400,000. Crews will break ground on the buildings this fall, and they could be completed by late next year, according to the developer, Windsor Stevens.

“Two decades of focused community collaboration are paying off in the evolution of a walkable town center with easy access to jobs, shopping and leisure options. In particular, we have devoted a lot of attention to the area within a mile of the Chamblee MARTA rail station,” Mayor Eric Clarkson said in a statement.

The Gordon is located within the Chamblee "Town Center," where city officials hope to redevelop the historic downtown district into a vibrant community spot made up of housing, retail and public spaces.

The project follows a trend of new mixed-used developments in the DeKalb County city, where officials have heralded swanky new complexes aimed at a younger population in recent years.

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