Chamblee’s current growth spurt isn’t limited to its historic downtown or north-south arteries such as Peachtree Boulevard.

About three blocks east of MARTA’s Chamblee station, three separate projects are in various states of completion on three consecutive sites, having replaced vacant land and a pocket of single-family homes.

The most noticeable recent changes involve a mixed-use project called The Hawkins, which is rising with vertical construction across 2.7 acres at 3300 Burk Drive, just north of DeKalb-Peachtree Airport.

Construction progress on the 192-unit The Hawkins this month. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

How commercial spaces would relate to the street. Atlas Real Estate Partners; designs, Nelson Worldwide

New York City-based Atlas Real Estate Partners bought nine separate single-family parcels in summer 2019 and assembled them for the development. Atlas partnered with FIDES Development and broke ground along Chamblee Tucker Road in early 2023.

The Hawkins calls for 192 Class A apartments and roughly 15,000 square feet of commercial and coworking space, which renderings show adding street life to a section of town currently dotted with surface parking and empty lots.  

As designed by Nelson Worldwide architects, The Hawkins will offer one to three-bedroom rentals, with amenities that include a pool, dog park, pet spa, bike storage, and fitness center. Another feature, a planned rooftop sky lounge, should make for compelling plane-watching at night.

But they won’t be the only new rentals in the immediate area.

The recently opened Sky Harbor apartments, located immediately west of The Hawkins project at 2140 Chamblee Tucker Road. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

Just west of The Hawkins, toward downtown Chamblee, an affordable housing venture called Sky Harbor has recently delivered, backed by financing from both the city and federal coffers.

Meanwhile, immediately east of The Hawkins’ site, Stonemont Financial Group and Seven Oaks Company are continuing site work on Chamblee International Logistics Park, a 30-acre industrial hub. It’s been called the first development of its kind within the Interstate 285 loop in two decades

Just east of The Hawkins site, work continues on a 30-acre industrial park fronting Chamblee Tucker Road. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

In the gallery above, find more context and construction update photos.


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