Green Park

Atlanta, GA

Urban Living Gets A Green Upgrade

Located on Atlanta’s bustling Perimeter, Green Park is an oasis in Georgia’s urban multifamily landscape – 246 apartment units, 56 two-story and 8 three-story townhomes arranged across 15.5 acres of a former industrial site. But that alone does not make this large multi-family development special. However, its namesake park – around which the townhomes are arranged  – does.

Room to Roam

With ample acreage to play with but fourteen individual buildings to puzzle into place, we did some significant planning gymnastics to pack every inch of the development’s space with something beautiful and useful: green space, well-appointed residences, and social spaces.

Multifamily can sometimes feel a bit like living inside a box. As a firm, our goal is to try every chance we get to break the apartment/townhome mold. Green Park’s site – a former Siemens manufacturing facility – had incredible potential to literally bloom if planned well. So, we set out to maximize every view, create moments of rest between buildings and position swoon-worthy amenities centrally. But most prevalently, we considered nature both a backdrop and a focal point – every building in the Green Park complex fronts the Park, and we used a panoramic NanaWall in the clubhouse to open it up wide to the complex’s firepit. It’s a serene, green wonder to behold just a hop and a jump from I-285’s river of traffic.

Lesson Learned

Speaking of I-285, with a major highway spitting distance from the site, we needed extra soundproofing efforts to keep noise from invading residents’ sanctuary. Heavy doors and double-paned windows mean when each unit is closed up tight, Atlanta’s epic commute fades to soothing white noise. Additionally, the site itself provided some heavy challenges. When we began, large concrete slabs – ghost of the land’s industrial past – lingered on the property. We broke them up and intended to re-use the substrate, but no records of the structural features of the previous buildings existed. So, in the end we had to haul the shards away. It won’t deter us from trying again on the next site, but for now, lesson learned.