The Olmsted Chamblee, the first multifamily project approved in Chamblee in nearly a decade, will break ground this Wednesday, Nov. 12. The project is the result of a partnership between Cocke Finkelstein Inc. (CFI), Macauley + Schmit (MS) and Origin Capital Partners.
The development’s name is a homage to legendary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who, along with designing New York’s Central Park, influenced the design of Atlanta’s Druid Hills, Grant Park and Piedmont Park.
The 283-unit development will look and feel like a “boutique hotel meets local coffee shop,” according to the release. The project will comprise four buildings that surround a “Village Center,” an area that will feature 11,000 sq. ft. of retail, including two restaurants with outdoor patios, and a leasing center that includes co-working space.
“Olmsted will truly be unconventional and each property will have an authentic personality and soul,” said Brett Oliver, director of development for CFS. “This is something seen in chef-driven restaurants and boutique hotels but not in multifamily. Olmsted will change that by offering a completely unique environment, down to a clubroom that residents will actually want to use.”
The Olmsted will sit less than three miles from the GM plant redevelopment, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), State Farm’s new headquarters and the Town Brookhaven mixed-use development. The project will also be adjacent to the Chamblee MARTA station.
The project is being led by Atlanta-based CFI, a full-service multifamily real estate services firm overseeing approximately 40,000 units. CFI’s property management subsidiary, CFLane, a multifamily community manager, will serve as property manager of The Olmsted. Niles Bolton Associates is the architect and interior designer and Resource Branding & Design is creating the branding and design.