Neighbors hear plans to convert Northlake AT&T building in Tucker

A rendering of NRP Group's plan to redevelop a vacant AT&T office building in Northlake into 341 multifamily units

Tucker, GA — In a public participation meeting on Oct. 22, The NRP Group described a plan to redevelop a vacant AT&T office building in Northlake into 341 multifamily units in the main building and 16 carriage homes overlooking Henderson Mill Creek.

A letter to neighbors dated Oct. 7 stated the number of units would total 324 plus 16 carriage homes. The NRP Group was not available for comment.

If the city agrees to the plan, construction of two- and three-bedroom units would finish by the end of 2025.

Due to the creek and the proximity to I-285, about 7 acres of the 10-acre property at 2300 Northlake Center Drive is usable. The developer wants to increase the current zoning, now 24 units, to an acre.

Chase Beasley with The NRP group led the meeting. He said Northlake has become an attractive area for residential construction because of Emory’s new office complex.

“We believe that it would be a fantastic property for multifamily development,” said Beasley.

The developer plans include high-end amenity spaces like Big Green Egg grills and grilling areas, poolside private dining pods and pet washes.

“We do anticipate the renter class to be a little bit older in age. One who can obviously afford the product type, but given the fact that Emory is providing around 2,000 jobs within the existing Northlake mall, we do expect quite a bit of the renters to be affiliated in a medical profession,” said Beasley.

Neighbors at the meeting asked about protecting the creek, existing trees and green space.

The intent is to provide green space by the carriage homes, Beasley said, and the developer has no plans to clear-cut trees.

One neighbor who worked as a director of development for Fulton County shared concerns about the creek.

“One of the biggest problems that I had with developers was the siltation during the construction process. Sanitation going down into the creek, ultimately leading down to North Fork of Peachtree Creek leading ultimately to the Chattahoochee. And I hope that you guys will bend over backwards to prevent runoff of mud and siltation of this creek bed, because we don’t want to ruin that environment,” said the neighbor.

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