Atlanta Developer Sees Canton Crossing Residential Dream Come True

Canton Crossing is finally getting an apartment community.

Canton Crossing is finally getting an apartment community. A proposal to build the first and only residential property at the retail development received the approval of the city’s design panel.

Atlanta-based Pollack Shores Real Estate Group, the project’s developer, submitted the preliminary designs before the Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel in April. Plans included 9,000 square feet of first-floor retail and a parking garage with 350 residential units above, but the project was rejected by the city’s design panel.

Earlier this month the Baltimore Business Journal reported that Alexander Design Studios submitted a redesigned version with significant changes to the original project. The residential units and the 9,000 square feet of first floor retail will remain, but the parking garage has been moved out of sight.

The six-story structure, which was originally planned for the building’s north side, was replaced by a two-story garage which will run underneath the length of the property. This new design is meant to make parking more efficient and allows the developer to enhance the resident-oriented amenities—as recommended by the design panel back in April—and create a park-like area at the development. Under the original plans, two-thirds of the residential units would have had views over industrial buildings, the proposed six-story parking garage or the roof of the nearby Target store.

The developers did not reveal any other information about the project.