Accent 2050, Accent Morningside, bringing almost 450 apartments to the neighborhood

Cheshire Bridge Road has been a hodgepodge of mom-and-pop businesses and adult-themed venues for decades, coexisting between Buckhead and Midtown. But with development pressure from both sides, days could be numbered for the corridor’s famed seediness. Or at least a significant part of it.

For more than a year, plans have been in place for two “Accent” apartment projects, carrying on the trend started by Modera Morningside. But while many may see the corridor’s cleansing as a good thing, there are those who fear the street could be losing its unique character.

According to Tomorrow’s News Today, demolition of two long-time Cheshire Bridge institutions — Alfredo’s and the Doll House — is paving the way for Westplan Investors to construct nearly 450 apartments. While the institutions serve up vastly different offerings — chicken parmigiana vs. lap dances — the developments replacing them will be strikingly similar.

Dwell Design Studio Accent 2050.

On the site of the former strip club, Accent 2050 will bring 198 apartments to the rather diminutive 2.4-acre site. While across the street, on the site of the former Italian restaurant and a few other parcels, 239 apartments will rise on 7.4 acres for Accent Morningside.

Initial numbers indicate that rent prices for the new buildings will average $1,500 per month, on par with new apartments in the neighborhood. Look for delivery of the first units by next summer.

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