If you want to hop on MARTA to get to work, you might soon find a new place to live in Brookhaven.
Alta Brookhaven, a new 230-apartment complex, is proposed for Dresden Drive. It would be located between Apple Valley Road and Fernwood Circle, next to the University Church, said Bennett Sands, director of the Atlanta office of Wood Partners, the company in charge of the development.
The site was chosen for its proximity to MARTA and retail shops, Sands said.
“We love Brookhaven, always have,” Sands said. “Specifically, what I like about this site is its proximity to MARTA and its proximity to user-friendly neighborhood retail.”
The idea is to attract professionals who want to live in Brookhaven and take MARTA into town, leaving their car parked most of the week, Sands said.
“We expect to have a well-educated renter who is likely working in Buckhead, Midtown, downtown or even Sandy Springs,” he said. “There are pockets within the city where it makes sense to get out and walk around and we believe this is one of those sites.”
The complex is proposed to be four stories high with an internal parking deck and some on-street parking. It would take up about three acres.
Wood Partners has built a number of apartment complexes in metro Atlanta, such as Alta Johns Creek, Alta Inman and Alta Coventry Station. The Brookhaven development would be similar to Alta Glenridge Springs, according to Sands.
Plans have been submitted to the Dekalb County planning department, which will review them to make sure they comply with zoning.
If approved, the company would close on the property in October and break ground by the end of the year, Sands said.