Brookhaven, GA, January 11, 2017 – by Anna Williams for The Post – The Worthing Companies intends to construct a mixed use development that includes a 273-unit apartment complex in Brookhaven’s Lenox Park. According to a Letter of Intent filed with the City’s Community Development Department on January 4th, the project would include an integrated 2,000 sf coffee shop and apartments in two buildings connected by an aerial bridge, much like Emory Point.
According to attorney Carl Westmoreland, who is representing Worthing on this proposal, the 5.276-acre vacant parcel was previously zoned O-I in DeKalb County as part of the rezoning of the 21.87-acre office park. Westmoreland explains in the previously approved 2001 site plan, this parcel (a.k.a. Parcel C) was approved for a 6-story office building and an 8-story office building.
In order to construct the proposed Heights at Lenox Park complex, they must secure a Special Land Use Permit (SLUP) from the City to allow a change to 2 conditions in the original site plan for the proposed land use and the related parking requirements. The SLUP is also asking construction up to 6 stories in height be allowed.
The new site plan includes a centralized parking deck located in the larger of the two proposed buildings and would be screened from view from Lenox Park Blvd. The proposed density is 51.6 units per acre.
The City of Brookhaven’s Planning Commission is slated to consider the case during their March 1 Meeting, then City Council on March 28th.
The documents filed with Community Development Department can be found here.