As frequent travelers of top-end Interstate 285 and MARTA's Red Line have probably noticed, infill development on a relatively grand scale is rising on Brookhaven’s northern fringe right now.  

That’s where Chicago-based AMLI residential is swapping an office complex with a sizable, mixed-use development several years in the making called AMLI Brookhaven. It’s positioned next to Interstate 285, Perimeter Center Parkway, and Atlanta’s “Pill Hill” medical district, near the heart of Perimeter Center.

As of this week, one apartment building at the 21-acre, 1400 Lake Hearn Drive site has topped out, parking structures and other residential buildings are in various stages of development, and one retail building is standing.

In the pipeline are 630 apartments, all described as luxury, in four buildings standing a half dozen stories or less, according to marketing materials. Beside those structures will be 5 acres of preserved woods and walking trails for tenants and guests. 

Planned look of one multifamily corridor. AMLI Brookhaven/Oakhurst Realty Partners/LoopNet

The site shown prior to construction (but after demolition of the office building) next to Interstate 285 and other Perimeter landmarks, including State Farm's multi-tower complex across the interstate. Google Maps

Elsewhere will be about 25,000 square feet of retail clustered near main entries and parking garages. Todd Semrau of Oakhurst Realty Partners tells Urbanize Atlanta some retail spaces will feature large patios and linear lawn space, with one building sporting a drive-thru. (Renderings suggest Armani might be a good fit on one street corner.)

“The focus is neighborhood commercial, including craft-driven [food and beverage], fast casual to-go, child education uses, pet-related, coworking, breweries, and entertainment,” Semrau wrote via email.  

A vacant, five-story Cox Enterprises office building from the 1980s was razed on site a couple of years ago, and AMLI Brookhaven site work has been underway for more than a year. We’ve reached out to AMLI Residential for construction updates and timelines in recent weeks, but that information wasn’t provided.

AMLI Brookhaven marketing materials point to proximity to Northside Medical Center and MARTA’s Medical Center rail station—both are roughly a mile away—as perks. Perimeter Summit’s 1.7-million square feet of Class A offices and 183-room hotel are also within walking distance of the forthcoming rentals, according to project heads.

Planned look of the retail corridor at the heart of AMLI Brookhaven. AMLI Brookhaven/Oakhurst Realty Partners/LoopNet

Site plan for more than 600 multifamily residences, retail, and greenspace components at AMLI Brookhaven. AMLI Brookhaven/Oakhurst Realty Partners/LoopNet

Expect mostly one-bedroom rentals, with the remaining 35 percent being two-bedroom options and a few three-bedrooms.

AMLI officials told the Brookhaven Planning Commission in 2020 at least 10 percent of apartments—or more than 60 units—would be reserved as workforce housing for households earning less than 80 percent of the area median income.

Find more context and imagery for AMLI Brookhaven in the gallery above.


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