Fuqua sends city revised plan for retail center near Glenwood Park

Several new revisions attempt to adhere to the city's development requirements


Fuqua Development has submitted a corrected application to the city for 800 Glenwood Park, its 177,000-square-foot retail center proposed along the Atlanta Beltline near Glenwood Park.

In the application, Fuqua Development's Heather Correa says the firm has addressed some of the faults that city planners found last month in the firm's previous application.

Several revisions attempt to adhere to what Beltline planners and residents envisioned during public meetings about that segment of the 22-mile loop of parks, trails, and transit. A new street would link the development and Kalb Street, which could offer more access to the surrounding area. Fuqua has also proposed breaking up the massive parking lot that the firm originally proposed with a new "street" that would be lined with retail.

Fuqua has also asked the city to waive a pair of Beltline Overlay District regulations. The firm says that the required Kalb Street extension is possible but can't meet exactly Beltline planners and residents' specifications. In addition, the street grid's location would have to be altered due to a sewer line.

We've reached out to both Fuqua and NPU-W Chairman Ed Gilgor for comment and will post an update if we hear more details. Gilgor posted on the NPU-W's Facebook page that the neighborhood group will be "utilizing the same method as before, in which a special committee shall be convened to review the application and make comments to the City." The NPU-W previously opposed Fuqua's original proposal, citing its suburban-style layout and lack of 'live, work, play' characteristics.

NPU-W has 21 days to reply to the developer's new application, after which the city will have nine more days to respond.