A mixed-use project expected to play a key role in the City of Chamblee’s more walkable future has begun topping out between the historic commercial district and Peachtree Boulevard.

Chamblee City Heights is rising at 2124 American Way (don't call it American Industrial Way anymore), replacing an auto repair business and expansive parking lots with five stories of residences and retail space that will include street-side patios, according to development plans.  

City Heights is part of Chamblee’s broader Town Center vision, an effort involving the city and several development firms to build a denser and more cohesive hub of housing and commerce in walkable blocks.  

How the City Heights development is replacing surface parking lots and an auto collision business a block east of Peachtree Boulevard, as seen last month. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

How one section of apartment community Chamblee City Heights is expected to interact with the street. The Worthington Companies; designs by Rule Joy Trammell Rubio

The Worthington Companies venture—set to include 243 apartments and roughly 13,000 square feet of shops and restaurants—has consumed a pointed lot on the future Town Center’s western edge, about a block from Peachtree Boulevard.

Chamblee’s Downtown Development Authority had purchased five properties within the Town Center project boundaries and selectively sold them off to three different development partners whose proposed uses fit the city vision.

City leaders leaned on proximity to Chamblee’s MARTA rail station, downtown businesses, and the city’s growing multi-use trail as selling points.

Where retail spaces and a plaza are planned to meet the street at Chamblee City Heights. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

Retail and tucked-away plaza space. The Worthington Companies; designs by Rule Joy Trammell Rubio

All of the ground-up projects were expected to begin construction in the first quarter of 2022, but some have progressed more quickly than others.

City Heights’ promotional website forecasts the project as opening this spring, but clearly that’s been pushed back. We've asked for the latest ETA and will update this story with any additional details. 

Swing up to the gallery for the latest City Heights renderings and a visual update on construction progress.

Chamblee City Heights location (in red, at top) in relation to the city's central business district, MARTA station, and other area landmarks. Google Maps


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