A large grocery store may well be coming to the Lindbergh Drive area of Piedmont Road, following approval of two zoning ordinances Tuesday night (Aug. 2) by Neighborhood Planning Unit B. The ordinances amend the Piedmont commercial corridor regulations to remove a minimum residential requirement for the property identified.
Although no one on the NPU-B board would say, if they knew, what the large grocery store might be that is planned for the area, they all agreed that a grocery store would fill a huge void and provide a needed amenity for the future of the Lindbergh MARTA station area.
What the NPU action approves is the possibility of present apartments that are located in the area bordered by Lindbergh Drive, Morosgo Drive, Adina Drive and Piedmont Road to be removed and replaced by a mixed-use commercial development, with active use along the perimeter and a disguised interior parking deck along with greenspace park strips.
NPU-B chair Sally Silver told the board, “Most importantly, there is going to be a grocery store there. That is the big important thing that is going to make Lindbergh work.”
Both of the ordinances were approved by the NPU-B board unanimously.