By Shandra Hill Smith
This fall through spring 2011 looks to bring a burst of activity to Town Brookhaven, a mixed-use development in Atlanta’s Brookhaven community.
The 550,000-square-foot development (www.townbrookhaven.net) on Peachtree Road is slated to open next year. The Sembler Company describes it as a pedestrian-friendly urban village.
National and local retailers and restaurants joining the development reportedly include Publix, L.A. Fitness, Costco, Moe’s, T- Mobile, the Flying Biscuit Café, CinéBistro, The Cup, a cupcake bistro, and Slack’s Restaurant & Bar.
Apartment homes in the area include Alexan Town Brookhaven (www.alexanbrookhaven.net), located at 305 Brookhaven Ave., and The GoodWynn at Town Brookhaven (www.thegoodwynn.com) at 705 Town Blvd.
Alexan Town Brookhaven welcomed its first occupant in December, and, with 287 one- and two-bedroom apartments, is 54 percent occupied and 73 percent leased, according to Michelle St. Michael, assistant manager.
“We’re very excited with how well we’re doing,” said Michael, adding that in addition to the amenities offered at Alexan Town Brookhaven, location is a plus — with the property “being right on Peachtree Road, as well as close to Buckhead and its restaurants and shopping.”
Amenities include a saltwater swimming pool, courtyard garden, fire pit, library room with coffee bar, poolside Wi-Fi, elevators, 24-hour business center and fitness center (with a personal trainer on hand two days each week). Interior features include granite countertops, ceramic tile bath flooring and large walk-in closets.
The GoodWynn at Town Brookhaven, which opened its doors in July 2009, is 60 percent occupied and 75 percent leased, said Michelle Lara, development manager, Lincoln Property Company (www.lincolnproperty.com).
Lara says the property is attracting young, urban professionals to its one- and two-bedroom loft-style apartment homes. Some of the community’s amenities are: the 705 Club, a multi-media recreation room with wet bar, internet kiosks and billiards; a two-story health and fitness studio featuring Precor cardio equipment with flat-screen televisions and individual iPod docking stations; pool with grilling area; sky garden with tennis and Bocce ball courts; Wi-Fi hot spots; climate-controlled interior hallways; granite slab countertops; and gourmet island kitchens.
“The Brookhaven area provides its residents with a small-town community feel while being only minutes from Buckhead and downtown Atlanta,” added Lara.  “Its close proximity to upscale dining and shopping, such as Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza, are a definite plus; not to mention its easy access to all of Atlanta’s major highways.”