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This mega-development could redefine the Perimeter Center area.


Is the North-End Perimeter Becoming Buckhead Part 2?

Every week there seems to be a major development announced along the north-end Perimeter on the Dunwoody-Sandy Springs border. Now that it's come to light that the AJC is being booted from their digs for the development of another big build, AJC snark master Bill Torpy has decided it's high time to weigh in, calling the project the "Megapolis Behind The Mall." In a nutshell: GID Development has announced plans for a massive, mixed-use development across the street from the currently rising State Farm Campus. While that project, dubbed "Park Center," is cramming 2.2 million square feet of offices for 3,000 workers and a hotel on 17 acres, GID has more ambitious plans for their 42-acre tract. Like four times more ambitious.

"High Street," as GID has billed the announced development (channeling British sentiments), will be a small city of its own. The plans call for a staggering 8 million square feet of development. The breakdown: 400,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, 1 million square feet of office space, a 750 room hotel and 3,000 residential units. While this development would be a notch in Dunwoody's hat, Sandy Springs has their fair share of projects just a stone's throw away. High Street could be right at home with its Sandy Springs neighbors, such as Abernathy 400 and the Mercedes-Benz North America HQ. With a planned network of trails and roadways, the development could enjoy interconnectivity to other new projects in the area, as well as the planned park beneath the MARTA line, next to Perimeter Mall.


High Street, Atlanta, Georgia

GID Development is currently developing High Street – a project conceived as the cosmopolitan focus of Atlanta’s Perimeter Center area.

The 42-acre High Street development is conceived as a premier mixed-use project that will transform Atlanta's Perimeter Center area and become its urban heart. High Street will provide a sophisticated mix of high-, mid- and low-rise buildings that integrate residential, retail, restaurant, office, hotel and parking uses with signature open spaces.

The project's master plan takes shape around a dynamic public space that forms the social core of the community. A series of internal districts emphasize the kind of variety in architectural style and programmatic use that distinguishes authentically memorable urban settings. Tree-lined streets and wide sidewalks accentuate the project's respect for pedestrians, deftly weaving High Street into the surrounding city. Based on LEED Neighborhood Development principles, the project demonstrates a consistent commitment to green building and smart growth.

Features of note upon High Street’s completion:

◾8 million square feet of mixed-use space

◾400,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space

◾3,000 residential units

◾1 million square feet of Class A office space

◾750 hotel rooms

◾Approximately 8,500 parking spaces

◾New streets, landscaped promenades, and signature parks and plazas
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