A rendering of 2520 Peachtree (Courtesy of JPX Works)

An unusual 22-story condominium building inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Fallingwater received unanimous approval by Neighborhood Planning Unit-B at its July 7 meeting.

Notably, 2520 Peachtree will be Buckhead’s first planned condo tower since the end of the recession as developers have embraced the new luxury apartment building craze that has swept the city.

The new condo, located just north of Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, will have three units per floor for a total of 65 units. The large, staggered outdoor balconies give the tower a waterfall type appearance as seen in the rendering released by developer JPX Works (pictured above).

JPX Works, the company behind the mixed-used apartment and retail development called Inman Quarter in Inman Park, has called the condos “villas in the sky.” The building will sit atop a two-story parking garage and will also have a pool and other amenities.

The site of the new development, near the intersection of Lindbergh and Peachtree roads, is currently home to a condo building built in the 1950s, which will be demolished.

2520 Peachtree now goes to the Atlanta Zoning Board of Review before getting final approval from the city council.

Also on the NPU agenda:

  • NPU chairwoman Andrea Bennett gave an update on a recent meeting of the Buckhead Community Improvement District, residents and business owners to discuss improvements to the intersection of Phipps Boulevard and Wieuca Road. One potential solution is the construction of a roundabout similar to the one in Emory Village. Bennett said the next steps would be to run traffic models to see which would help alleviate traffic congestion at the busy intersection.
  • The NPU was notified that the Atlanta City Council had approved the North Buckhead Master Plan at its July 6 meeting. The city approval comes after more than six months of work spearheaded by the North Buckhead Civic Association, which held four public meetings and sent out surveys to the 9,000 residents of the district.
  • Representatives from the Atlanta Police Department also reported that while violent crime is down in Zone 2, there has been a serious uptick in the number of property crimes, specifically stolen cars. Reports show that two to three stolen cars per week are being reported in the Buckhead area. Residents were reminded to not leave keys or valuables in their cars.

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