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A Midtown Construction Boom-let; Whining to Congress; Inman Park Loves Animals; Fun With (Housing) Data

The Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel
The Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel

All the latest neighborhood and real estate news from Curbed Atlanta.

Midtown— if you haven't noticed all of the cranes and naked steel in the vicinity of 10th to 12th Street in Midtown, take note: there's a bunch of construction going on in Midtown. Between the orgy of apartment building going on in Atlanta (and everywhere else) and seemingly robust demand for new hotel rooms near Georgia Tech, we're ready to call it a boom. Or maybe a boom-let, we’re trying to avoid lathering this real estate market

Atlanta / Washington, D.C.— the formerly high-flying Atlanta developer behind Tivoli Properties, perhaps best known for the Mezzo building in Buckhead and the Mandarin Oriental that never got built, somehow managed to get an audience before the United States House of Representatives this week, where he got to lodge grievances related to loans on failed projects that he doesn't seem to want to pay back. What a country!

Inman Parkdisenfranchised animals take note: Inman Park will take care of you. We got a neighborhood dispatch about the Curbed Cup-winning 'nabes efforts to protect Lucy the Goose (they even helped her find a man), and save Butterfly the German Shepherd. And mind you, these weren't just "feed the hungry animals" projects. We'll let you read the piece yourself, but suffice it to say a fake alligator was involved.

Everywhere— we have some Fun with Data this week, breaking down housing sales data from the first quarter and identifying the trends. The gist? Houses under $200k are going fast, Dunwoody and Buckhead have the fewest distressed sales and homes over a million dollars are not immune from the struggles evinced in the headlines. On a semi-related note, we got a great update on bidding wars from our friends at A is for Atlanta.

House of the Week— fans of Frank Lloyd Wright with $800k or so to spend on a house should get down to Candler Park and scope this handsome 5 bedroom tribute to The Master. There's lots of natural light, abundant wood paneling and a to-die-for master bath amid the efficiently-designed 3,000 square feet.

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