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Old 08-17-2014, 11:31 PM
 
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The Atlanta Dairies Building (most recently owned by Parmalat) has been abandoned since the dairy closed. A mixed-use project was proposed in 2008, but it never happened for obvious reasons. As recently as last year there were rumors of an unidentified developer demolishing the historic building for a grocery store development, but nothing ever came of it.

This week, some solid news leaked out in the Reynoldstown Civic Improvement League's meeting notes: a developer has purchased the site and is exploring rezoning*. It will be office, retail and apartments. They plan to keep the historic buildings and restore them. The report states that it's the "same folks as Krog Street Market", which presumably means Paces Properties. There's a possible use for a small entertainment space as well, like Variety Playhouse.

Given the heat that Krog St. Market is bringing to Inman Park, this could be a big win for Reynoldstown, Cabbagetown and other nearby neighborhoods. The complex is just feet from the Beltline trail that will begin construction to Memorial Drive this Fall.

777 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA — Google Maps



* Not sure whether/why this is necessary, as the site is in the Beltline overlay zoning district.

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Old 08-18-2014, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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It doesn't look it from that photo, but that is actually a large plot of land!

The only real comment I have is I hope before too much more development comes to Memorial drive, which I think will be the next big corridor in town, I hope the city can save right of way setbacks for future road widening + streetscaping + bikeway.

I know many knock road expansions, but if the corridor urbanizes with many apartments/condos in the future it will need to handle the local traffic and that reversible system is the pitts. It isn't even that long that its the reversible lanes.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:15 AM
 
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Yeah, here's a better overhead view. My understanding is that it's all, or almost all, of the land shown here between Flat Shoals and Memorial.



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The only real comment I have is I hope before too much more development comes to Memorial drive, which I think will be the next big corridor in town, I hope the city can save right of way setbacks for future road widening + streetscaping + bikeway.
The center lanes there and on DeKalb are just crazyass. One of the alternative routes for the Streetcar has it coming down Memorial to Bill Kennedy Way; those lanes are likely to see some reconfiguring soon one way or another.
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Another reason the future route of the Atlanta Streetcar needs to use the Memorial Drive corridor to get to Bill Kennedy Way.
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:38 AM
 
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Awesome. I keep thinking that building would be a great re-use and it is a shame to see it sit empty. Memorial is prime for the next wave of redevelopment.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:43 AM
 
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The new Habitat for Humanity facility across the street is looking great. Glad they were able to save some of the original structure. Hoping Cummin Landscape doesn't get priced out of the area. Pretty much the only place to get bulk landscape materials this side of town.
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:03 AM
 
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Hoping Cummin Landscape doesn't get priced out of the area. Pretty much the only place to get bulk landscape materials this side of town.
I have used them before and they have some good stuff but I think they can find some good locations with cheaper land either a bit further south or somewhere off a main road. It is not going to make sense for them to keep that huge track of prime land right on the middle of Memorial.
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:17 PM
 
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Looks like Curbed picked up on it: Is Krog St. Developer Eyeing Memorial for Next Big Build? - Bureau Of Big Ideas - Curbed Atlanta
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:23 PM
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I have used them before and they have some good stuff but I think they can find some good locations with cheaper land either a bit further south or somewhere off a main road. It is not going to make sense for them to keep that huge track of prime land right on the middle of Memorial.
I agree. Moreland and Boulevard both have loads of unused land that they could possiby relocate to, which would allow them to stay in basically the same area.

Cabbagetown has been working on a master plan for the underutilized lots on its side of Memorial.
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:52 PM
 
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I agree. Moreland and Boulevard both have loads of unused land that they could possiby relocate to, which would allow them to stay in basically the same area.

Cabbagetown has been working on a master plan for the underutilized lots on its side of Memorial.
I guess if you are going to relocate a business, loading up dump trucks and dumping it in a new lot is about as easy as it gets.
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