Cosmopolitan Lindbergh, a condo and townhome project designed by Tunnell-Spangler-Walsh & Associates, was recently featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Rendering of Cosmopolitan Lindbergh
The Cosmopolitan on Lindbergh is TSW’s largest urban architectural project in Atlanta. Totaling 400 residential units on 4.7 acres, the project consists of a mixture of 3-story townhouses, a courtyard grouping of 10-story and 6-story condominium buildings, and a third 8-story building of rental apartments. Some 500 total parking spaces are provided for the condominium and apartment residents beneath each building in two-level parking garages. The master design creates two new pedestrian-oriented streets through the project, lined with dense urban blocks. (Read more about the project on the project overviewand townhomes project fact sheets.)
FRESH START / HOMES TO FIT YOUR LIFESTYLE: Cosmopolitan at Lindbergh: Burgeoning area brims with shops, offers easy access to city activities
By Lori Johnston
For the Journal-Constitution
Published on: 04/01/07
Just like the cocktail, Cosmopolitan at Lindbergh has a cool vibe to residents like Kimberly Bowsher.
The teacher, who also tends bar on the side at Tin Lizzy’s Taqueria and Cantina in Buckhead, bought her condo late last year. She didn’t move far, coming from an apartment in 771 Lindbergh just across the street.
Bowsher, 41, had rented there for seven years and was impressed enough by the improvements in the Lindbergh area to invest in her first home there. The one-, two- and three-bedroom condos are priced from the $170,000s to $400,000s.
“When I first moved across the street, they kept saying, ‘It’s going to change, it’s going to change,’ and I said, ‘OK, OK, OK,’ and now it finally is,” she said. “I kind of watched this place build up.”
That meant experiencing the bad along with the good. She admits seeing sketchy behavior outside her apartment complex.
Once Bowsher, who carpools with others to Crabapple Crossing Elementary School in Alpharetta, saw two people breaking into the old apartment complex where Cosmopolitan now stands and filling up a shopping cart with anything they could take.
“I can’t tell you how many times I had to call 911,” she said.
Bowsher stayed there, confident in changes on the way and happy with the location near Ga. 400, I-85, Buckhead, Midtown and downtown.
Now the area’s revitalization includes developments like Lindbergh Plaza, with big-box retailers including Home Depot, Target, Best Buy and Linens ‘N Things, and Lindbergh City Center, which is home to AT&T, Chili’s, Longhorn Steakhouse, Taco Mac and other retailers.
“It’s getting so much better,” Bowsher said.
Cosmopolitan, at Lindbergh Drive and Adina Drive, is two blocks from those spots and within walking distance of the Lindbergh MARTA station.
Its proximity to downtown also provides an “incredible city view that I absolutely couldn’t go without” from Bowsher’s one-bedroom, 1 1/2-bath unit on the third floor.
If she didn’t have a membership to LA Fitness, Bowsher would be spending plenty of time in Cosmopolitan’s glass-walled gym, which also has a yoga studio.
Other amenities include a piano bar, billiards room, pool and theater room.
Although Bowsher was cautious about making such a big decision as buying a home, “something told me that I just need to come here,” she said. “It was the best thing I could have ever done for my life.”
Easy access to Ga. 400, which Kimberly Bowsher travels on weekdays with others to her job at an elementary school in Alpharetta. It’s also close to shopping in Buckhead and Midtown’s Atlantic Station.
AT A GLANCE
Address: 711 Cosmopolitan Drive, Atlanta
Information: 404-815-0306, www.cosmocondos.com
Price range: $170,000s-$400,000s
Number of units: 244
Year built: 2005-06
Standard features: 10-, 11- and 12-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, granite countertops in kitchens and bathrooms, 8-foot doors, walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances
Amenities: pool, fitness center with private yoga studio, billiards room, high-tech screening room, 24-hour concierge, Cosmopolitan Club with bar and grand piano, wireless Internet cafe with kitchen, underground controlled-access parking
Square footage: 641-1,800
Association fee: 24 cents a square foot per month, which covers amenities, trash, maintenance and insurance on the building
Developer: Morris J. Kaplan Communities
Broker: Morris & Raper Realtors
Schools: Gardn Hills Elementary, Sutton Middle, North Atlanta High. More on schools:www.ajc.com/schoolguide
TIP OF THE WEEK
Although the area of town may not be the best at the moment, ask the sales agents and do your research about plans for the neighborhood. “The value of your home is only going to go up, and you’ve got to think long term,” Kimberly Bowsher said.
From downtown Atlanta, take Piedmont Avenue to Lindbergh Way and turn right. Turn left onto Adina Drive. Map on Page 2.