It has been nearly a year since my last letter to the Glenwood Park community, and there is plenty of news to catch up on. The physical reality of Glenwood Park is emerging, and it looks great!
In a nutshell, the first buildings in Glenwood Park are well underway, and in the meantime infrastructure work in other parts of the site has continued and now is beginning to wind toward completion.
On and around Hamilton Street, the first 21 houses in Glenwood Park have been underway for several months now. Some of them are now finished, and our first residents are moving in! We are very proud of the work that our builders Capstone Partners, Hedgewood Properties, and Whitehall Homes are doing on these houses, which are getting rave reviews from all.
Houses on Hamilton Street
On Bartram Street the first townhouses, built by a Green Street / Hedgewood joint venture, are also underway and looking great. They are framed and bricked, and are slated for completion shortly after the New Year.
Townhouses on Bartram Street
In the town center part of Glenwood Park, the Green Street / Meddin & Co. joint venture’s first two condominium and retail buildings are framed and are getting bricked right now. Parkside Partners is underway on a total renovation of the one previously existing building on site, which they are turning into the Brasfield Overlook office condominiums.
First retail and condominium buildings underway around Brasfield Square
In the meantime, infrastructure work has continued in other parts of Glenwood Park. The changes to Glenwood Avenue are complete. Our dramatic remake of the street formerly known as the Glenwood-Memorial Connector is underway now. This street has now officially been renamed Bill Kennedy Way, in honor of our friend and long time city zoning officer who passed away earlier this year. In the northern part of Glenwood Park, earthmoving and street construction is still underway. Weather willing, that should be wrapping up shortly after the New Year.
Within the next few months essentially everything in the southern half of Glenwood Park should be either complete or under construction. Some of the upcoming projects are:
Also, we will have a Southern Living Idea House underway soon facing the main Glenwood Park just down the hill from Cecil Close. This house, in addition to being very beautiful, will be extremely energy efficient and loaded with environmentally friendly features. The house will be featured very extensively in Southern Living Magazine and also will be open to the public next June through September. An estimated 30,000 people will come to tour it.
As the physical reality of Glenwood Park begins to take shape, we are racking up more awards.
Of course, this is all in addition to the wonderful Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award for neighborhood design that we received back in 2003.
Glenwood Park is turning out just the way we always hoped it would. Thank you very much for your interest and support. If you haven’t visited lately, please come by and have a look around!