The Atlanta City Council voted 8-3 on Monday, Jan. 5, to rezone property at Lindbergh and Morosgo drives for a mixed-use development, including a Kroger supermarket. The move came despite some opposition from the community and a recommendation of denial from Buckhead’s Neighborhood Planning Unit-B in December.
Fuqua Development plans to build an 82,000 square foot Kroger store on the property, partnering with Greystar Development, which will build more than 190 apartments. Some of those apartments will be for senior citizens.
Councilmember Mary Norwood spoke out against the rezoning before the council voted. “I won’t be supporting the Kroger at Lindbergh,” she said. “I think the plan needs more modification.”
Fuqua has modified the site plan to include more greenspace, reduce surface parking, more pedestrian connections and reorient the main entrance to line up with Lindbergh City Center’s Main Street across Piedmont Road.
Fuqua has been trying to develop the property for nearly four years, originally wanting to build a Walmart on the site. That was met with strong community opposition and was ultimately denied by the Atlanta City Council.