News Briefs: BeltLine access; Buckhead condos; Arts Center Station ‘Porch’

There will soon have one more way to access the Eastside Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine. Perennial Properties, the owners of the Telephone Factory Lofts, are installing a public access trail from Ralph McGill Boulevard up the hill to the trail. The sloping hill and worn path has been an unofficial access point since the BeltLine opened. Construction on the access point will begin the week of June 20 and will take 6-8 weeks. During this time, the public will not be able to use the area as an access point to the Eastside Trail. There are five alternative access points within a quarter mile of the construction area. They are: at Angier Springs Road, from Historic Fourth Ward Park via the Gateway Trail, at the north and south ends of the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, and from the Stone Mountain Trail by way of the spur under Freedom Parkway.

A rendering of the proposed Buckhead condo tower.
A rendering of the proposed Buckhead condo tower.

Loundermilk Cos. has has unveiled an 18-story condo tower in the heart of Buckhead, according to a report from BuckheadView. The building would go up across from Charlie Loudermilk Park and Buckhead Theater just behind the building that houses Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams furniture. Designed by locally based firm Lord Aeck Sargent, the building is slated to include just 57 two- and three-bedroom condo units atop three levels of parking and 30,000 square feet of retail space.

In partnership with MARTA, the High Museum of Art and local artists, Midtown Alliance has recently implemented a number of creative enhancements at the Arts Center MARTA Station. The existing concrete plaza space has been transformed into “The Porch.” In addition to art, there are also café-style tables with seating, a full-sized piano you can play, Adirondack chairs, Little Free Libraries, a bike repair station and more.

 

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