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Places of Interest
Brasfield Square – home to several restaurants, offices, and live-work units. A bocce ball court is the site for the annual neighborhood Bocce Ball Tournament Championships.
The Brasfield Overlook (Brasfield Square) – It was the only structure preserved from the brownfield and was rehabbed to house several offices and a small parking deck on the southern end of the square.
The Southern Living Idea House (Glenwood Park Oval) – Designed by Historical Concepts, this sustainable in-town home utilizes rainwater collection, solar panels, and passive cooling for the 5 bedroom home overlooking the park.
Tour Glenwood Park with the CNU! For more information, see Tour 18, Glenwood Park: From Brownfield with GreenStreet.
1. Neighborhood Vignette
2. Reasons to Visit
3. Neighborhood Map
5. Places to Eat
1. Neighborhood Vignette:
Located two miles east of downtown, Glenwood Park is nestled between Grant Park, East Atlanta Village, and North Ormewood Park on the south side if I-20. Formerly a concrete plant, this 28 acre brownfield redevelopment created a new neighborhood that seeks to offer a compelling alternative for those who are dissatisfied with the choices provided by conventional development. Construction began in January of 2003 and is planned to have 325 residential units and 70,000 s.f. of retail and office space. This award winning neighborhood is the brainchild of Charles Brewer and Green Street Properties with a plan created by Dover, Kohl and Partners.
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2. Reasons to Visit:
The primary gathering spot is the large oval park on the north end of the neighborhood which is thoughtfully landscaped and is also the on-site stormwater treatment center. Drought resistant landscaping, Earthcraft building standards, and alternative energy resources make Glenwood Park one of the top sustainable neighborhoods in Atlanta. Bike lanes line Bill Kennedy Way and Glenwood Avenue, while the future Beltline path and transit line will run adjacent to the neighborhood along Bill Kennedy Way.
A walk through Glenwood Park will reveal a range of compatible, traditionally-inspired architectural styles. The development includes a full mix of housing types – townhomes, condominiums, rental apartments, single family homes and live-work units – plus assorted businesses, giving the neighborhood a healthy, diverse mix of people who are at many stages of life – though dogs definitely outnumber children. In a very short time, Glenwood Park has become a real neighborhood.
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3. Neighborhood Map:
View Glenwood Park in a larger map
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Mass Transit: Approximate 30 Minutes travel time.To Glenwood Park: Take Bus 16 – Noble toward downtown from stop at corner of Courtland and Harris Streets across street outside of hotel. After 8 minutes, transfer to Bus 9 – Toney Valley at corner of Peachtree Street and MLK Jr. Drive. After 8 minutes, get off at stop at Bill Kennedy Way.By Car:
From Glenwood Park to Hotel: Take Bus 9 - Toney Valley at corner of Bill Kennedy Way and Glenwood Avenue to MLK Jr. Drive and Pryor Street. Transfer to Bus 110 – Peachtree St and head north to Peachtree Street and Harris Street. Walk east 2 blocks.Get on I-75 South from Harris Street. Take I-20 East to Exit 59B and turn right at the light on to Bill Kennedy Way.Go to top
5. Places to Eat:
Matador Mexican Cantina (925 Garrett Street/404.635.0187) – The authentic Mexican fare is complete with fresh guacamole and an array of delicious tacos.
The Shed at Glenwood (475 Bill Kennedy Way/404.835.43637) – Its "Farm to Table" has created a daily evolving menu full of seasonal surprises. One day it's Crispy Fried Artichokes and the next it's Coconut-Duck Soup with House-made Shiitake Dumplings.
Vickery's (933 Garrett Street/404.627.8818) – Bar fare with a twist complimented by southern style entrees with a hint of Louisiana.
Vino Libro (933 Garrett Street on the square/404.624.3643) – This wine bar and tapas place hosts local jazz on Friday nights with a retail wine shop next door.
Drip Coffee Shop (928 Garrett Street/404.627.7375) – Stop by here for a relaxing coffee and fantastic desserts that change daily.
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Glenwood Park Website.
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