All the latest neighborhood and real estate news from Curbed Atlanta.
Atlanta— commercial real estate giant Jones Lang LaSalle released its annual North American Skyline Review, which contained some sobering if not particularly surprising news about the Atlanta office market. Many of our best skyscrapers are kinda empty, which has been great for tenants but tough for building owners/landlords. If you've ever considered a suite of offices with killer views in Bank of America Plaza or some such building, there may never be another time like the present.
Norcross— Georgia's got casino fever! Er, video gaming facility fever! (seriously, don't call it a casino, because it's not, it's a place for people to engage in gambling on video machines). Anyway, Dan O'Leary, the man who wanted to bring video gaming to Underground Atlanta has now turned his sites on Gwinnett County in proposing a blockbuster $1 billion hospitality development including hotels, theaters, parking decks and the video gaming- all with a very "posh" feel. Nothing evokes sexy, Vegas-esque images of video gaming for money like Gwinnett County.
Buckhead / Peachtree Hills— Please Build Here set its sights on the large, long-vacant parcel of prime real estate in Peachtree Hills originally slated to be the haute senior living community called Peachtree Hills Place. Sitting in between two of Atlanta's most important commerical corridors (Peachtree and Piedmont) and astride local restaurants / watering holes Paul's and Treehouse, the site is ideal for a multitude of uses. A lively Comments section is rife with good ideas.
House of the Week— either schadenfreude or empathy attracted lots of folks to a profile of a home listing we titled, On the Brutalization of a Cascade McMansion At the Hand of the Housing Market. We're quite sure there (literally) hundreds of thousands of stories of scorched home values out there in the Atlanta metro area...this is just one of them. If you're in the market for a huge house in Cascade we'd say jump on this one. But sadly, you may get a better deal if you wait.