Spaghetti Junction’s rundown tower will be redeveloped

DeKalb County commissioners have approved a developer’s plans to revive the Spaghetti Junction tower, a metro Atlanta icon that’s fallen into disrepair. 

Peacock Partnership intends to convert the former Presidential Hotel property into a 400-unit senior housing development. The plans involve using the 15-story tower that looms over I-85 and I-285, and a new 176,000-square-foot addition in the form of a second tower, plans show.

The board of commissioners voted unanimously to approve the necessary land use permits on Tuesday.

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Commissioner Nancy Jester, who represents the area and has complained about the condition of the property for years, made the motion to approve. She has told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the plans could be a “good catalyst to start redeveloping” the area.

The building, which once housed storied Club Europe and whose units were most recently condos, has been vacant since 2012 when residents were driven from their homes after an unpaid power bill. 

FLASHBACK PHOTOS | Spaghetti Junction through the years

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