Dewberry Group development is pitched as a modern-day classicist landmark on Peachtree Street
A development group founded by a man coined “Atlanta’s Emperor of Empty Lots” appears to be planning a significant condo build on one of its many Peachtree Street parcels.
Developer Dewberry Group, founded by former Georgia Tech quarterback John Dewberry, recently posted early sketches on its website for “The Ansley” condo development. Alongside projects such as Midtown’s J5 and Buckhead’s The Charles, it could be one of the clearest signifiers in recent years that for-sale condos have made a comeback in Atlanta. Dewberry owns scores of high-profile acres along Peachtree Street, in and around Midtown
Named for the adjacent Ansley Park neighborhood, the Dewberry condo concept promises “stunning views of the city skyline, as well as the lush greenscapes on display in nearby Ansley and Piedmont parks,” according to a blurb about the development. “For Atlantans, think a modern-day classicist Midtown bookend to the Reid House, the Neel Reid and Philip Shutze-designed masterpiece which still stands proudly on Peachtree and 16th streets across from the High Museum,” the page states.
Where exactly the residential development would be sited isn’t clear, although property records indicate it could be replacing a gas station at 1521 Peachtree Street, which is owned by “Dewberry Ansley LLC.” Dewberry officials have not yet responded to Curbed Atlanta’s request for comment.
The condo complex would feature 80 residential units and ground-floor retail, according to the website. Dewberry Group is also the firm behind the long-awaited expansion of the Campanile tower at the corner of 14th and Peachtree streets in Midtown. Officials told Curbed in April that more details about that project, which is well underway now, would surface in coming months.