News Briefs: Peachtree-Pine shelter; Azar demolished; Midtown apartments
Mayor Kasim Reed has called for the closure of the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter in Downtown and a new one to be built, according to a report in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Reed said during a luncheon on Tuesday at the Commerce Club that a new, modern shelter to house 300-400 people needs to be built. The mayor said there are health-related issues with the current shelter, including large numbers of cases of tuberculosis. The current location would be transformed into a new fire station, Reed said.
Azar Package Store on Memorial Drive in the Gran Park/Summerhill neighborhood has been demolished to make way for new apartments, according to a report from Creative Loafing. The landmark liquor store had been around for decades, but will now be the site of a 130-unit apartment complex called The George.
Curbed Atlanta has more details on Modera, the 29-story apartment complex being developed by Mill Creek Residential. The building will be at the corner of 8th Street just before the Downtown Connector. A rooftop pool and dog park are some of the amenities at the 435-unit complex.