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Ramiro Garcia,  in Grants Park, Atlanta,...

Did you know Kirkwood is going Green with a Sustainable Community? Kirkwood Forest is a 3-acre parcel

Asked by Ramiro Garcia, Grants Park, Atlanta, GA Mon Mar 31, 2008

located in east Atlanta in the Kirkwood neighborhood. At the intersection of Wisteria Way and Elvan Avenue, 14 new homesites are being developed, with site preparation complete in early 2008. Following completion of the land development, construction of new homes can begin in Spring 2008. Homes will be approximately 2,600 square feet with prices starting from the mid-$500s.

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Mary, that is a great question... Not only it's affect on home values, but it's impact on the surrounding area. The "New Urbanism" model is one that integrates community and becomes part of the 'fabric' of the existing character. Architecture and design are important as are transportation and pedestrian accessibility (and safety). Therefore, they are not built as 'gated-communities' nor neighborhoods that have one or two streets for ingress/egress (don't mean to offend anyone living over there in thos nice bungalows ;-) ). I'm sure the planned nature preserve and green-space will be open and availalbe to ALL, just like the park at Glenwood Park and how the street grid patterns were respected there also.

It will be a very nice development of homes, but they will not be 'comparable' homes to what most Kirkwood homes are, so they will certainly improve the quality of life for many Kirkwood neighbors, but I do not think it's going to have a huge impact on the surrounding older homes - though slight... that will be dictated by the current market, in my humble opinion.
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how soon do you think this will start raising nearby home prices even more? weeks? month?
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I believe this is going to be more of a nature preserve with lots of green space, as opposed to Green Street Properties recent mixed-use "new urbanism" development, Glenwood Park. That's great to see a mix of projects like this intown. Glenwood Park had an awesome caravan yesterday and was great to see the mix of residential, town-homes and retail - including the Bocce court! ;-)
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Yes. Great news. Just walked the property with my daughter this morning.

Looking forward to the completed model and new neighbors in stately houses!
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