Originally Posted by pawelra
yeee another five-story apartment building, that's what Atlanta needs
What do you purpose they need? 5 story building in that area works very well. Although about half of the area around Lindbergh station is till auto only strip malls - you can clearly see the fabric building in the area. I think quietly it is doing the best job of going from pure auto dependent style area to urban fabric. Not just along a major road, but several blocks keep and within walking distance of MARTA. So may other laces in Atlanta right now, there is density along a major road, and once you get off that main road, single family homes. Nothing necessarily wrong with that, but its nice to see an area where you can see the density building up several layers deep - something I think is key to having the density necessary for a thriving street scene.
There are a number of 3-5 story condo/apartment buildings pushed to the street, lots of street level uses. Even the newer developments such as the Best Buy center - though still more classic suburban style, have retail pushed to most corners of the street, include the back access road off of the main road.
There still needs to be more redevelopment, but that area has a lot of promise in terms of havin a grid and street activity. Its already one of the more active corridors in the area IMHO and has a lot of great things to do, with a booming night life at Lindbergh Center. Only real complaint is they could use some more local/home grown businesses, but that will come with time.