Peach Bites

The past couple of weeks have been ripe with developments in Atlanta.  We've taken a few of the ones we liked the most and we put our favorite at the top.

Beltline, GDOT, Amtrak reach agreement over tracks near Piedmont Park
Creative Loafing Atlanta - Atlanta,GA,USA
I had no doubt that this would happen and I'm sure that it won't be the last bend in the tracks for the Beltline but it is good to know that the project is once again alive.

Lawrenceville glad for mixed-use site
Atlanta Journal Constitution - Atlanta,GA,USA
“It’s the biggest thing going right now,” says Lawrenceville City Councilwoman Marie Beiser. Is that because it's the only thing going on right now? We definitely need more mixed use developments especially in Gwinnett. I hope this one works out with the market the way it is.

New house in Candler Park going geothermal
Atlanta Journal Constitution - GA, USA
Notable Quote: "Another big plus of geothermal is the tax savings. The U.S. government offers a 30 percent credit with no cap; Georgia’s credit is $2,000." The homebuilders plan to apply for LEED certification. The company doing the install is Norcross based GeoThermal Energy Solutions . Stay tuned for more on the benefits of geothermal in future GreenPeaches posts.

Sovereign Brings Home the Gold
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA
Now, Sovereign may not be the greenest development in Atlanta but man it is a beautiful addition to the Atlanta/Buckhead skyline. At 635 feet, the tower is gigantic. What we love about it is not its height and attractiveness but rather, the attention it brings to mixed use living. The Atlanta Regional Commission loves them as well handing out the Livable Center Initiative Achievement Award to the developers.