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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
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Now comes Hines, which has proposed a major high rise development in Sandy Springs GA, just outside Atlanta:


700 Northpark: 26 fl office tower

300 Northpark: 50 story office tower






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Hines Seeking Rezoning For Massive Perimeter Development



A Houston development firm is planning a massive mixed-use development in Sandy Springs that would be one of the largest new developments in the Central Perimeter area in many years.

Hines, a real estate investment trust, has requested a rezoning of land at Ga. 400 and Abernathy Road to allow construction of what it calls 100 Northpark. The development will include a blend of high-rise office space, as well as retail space, 500 residential units and a 250-room hotel, according to a Development of Regional Impact filing with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

The request to rezone 16 acres at a critical intersection in Sandy Springs comes as the office market in the Central Perimeter region has heated up, filling up more vacant space last year than any other regional submarket. That has fueled speculation that high-rise development could soon return to a metro area that in recent years suffered the hangover of a pre-recession building boom and the lack of demand caused by the financial collapse.

The office component in the Hines project — 1.5 million square feet — would be larger in total floor space than Bank of America Plaza or the combined space of more than two Equitable buildings. The filing states that Hines is seeking to build 150,000 square feet of retail.

The project is designed to be “transit-oriented” and it is adjacent to MARTA rail as well as being close to major freeways, said John Heagy, senior vice president for Hines. He added having connections to transit options is part of Hines’ strategy of development.

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Huge Project At Perimeter Clears Government Hurdle



The Atlanta Regional Commission has given its stamp of approval to the Perimeter area's largest proposed mixed-use project in ages. Houston-based developer Hines has pitched the project, called "100 Northpark," for a wooded plot at Abernathy Road and Ga. Highway 400. The proposal isn't unexpected, as the Central Perimeter office district filled more high-end office space in 2012 than any other Atlanta submarket, the AJC reports. The ARC weighed in because the proposal's scope falls under something called the "Development of Regional Impact program" — i.e., this baby is big. Sandy Springs would still have to approve zoning.

Here's the vision: 100 Northpark would be a mix of high-rise office space — with towers as high as 26 stories — about 150,000 square feet of retail space, 500 residential units and a 250-room hotel. At 1.5 million square feet, the office component would be larger in total floor space than Bank of America Plaza, Atlanta's tallest building. According to Reporter Newspapers, Hines hopes to have 100 Northpark completed by 2017.

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Are they planning to build something on that smaller patch of land near the MARTA station entrance? The one in the P'tree Dunwdy Rd, Mt Vernon, and Abernathy triangle?
I haven't seen a siteplan for 100 Northpark but I doubt it. That parcel may have complicated ownership/approval process issues due to the MARTA station.
 

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New hotels sprouting in Central Perimeter

The list of new hotel projects is growing in Central Perimeter, an area that’s seen a strong rebound in office leasing.

Several developers are planning or have started ground-up projects in Sandy Springs, Dunwoody or Brookhaven. It’s a bit rare for metro Atlanta as financing remains strained for new construction.

Texas-based developer Hines is the latest to propose a new 250-room hotel as part of a massive mixed-use project at Georgia 400 and Abernathy Road in Sandy Springs. Called 100 Northpark, the more than $500 million development on March 30 got approval from the Atlanta Regional Commission to move forward.

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Why yes, it's BIG:

Why New Perimeter Towers Should Excite ATL At Large



Buzz around the Central Perimeter about new office towers in the making could be proof that redevelopment isn't the only means of getting things done in metro Atlanta. The region is in the midst of a five-year, new-office-tower drought not seen since the mid-'90s, but several projects in the pipeline near Interstate 285 could soon change that, the latest being a 26-story office tower in Sandy Springs called Northpark 700, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. Last week, developer Hines Interests L.P. received government approval for the tower, one of the tallest planned for Sandy Springs, for a site at Mount Vernon Highway and Abernathy road. That project joins a mixed-use proposal in the area by Hines called 100 Northpark, and the first two "Perimeter Summit" towers by GE Pension Trust, Seven Oaks Co. and CBRE Inc., which are ready to build, the newspapers reports.
 

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Holy Skyscraper! It's the Tallest Suburban Tower in the Country



After getting the Atlanta Regional Commission's stamp of approval last April, renderings have emerged of Northpark 100, a proposed 50-story mixed-use tower and "village" of several shorter buildings on the Perimeter. Initially conceived as a series of towers rising as high as 26 stories, the new dimensions would not only make Northpark 100 the tallest building outside of the Perimeter but also the tallest suburban skyscraper in the nation. Hines, the Texas-based developer of the enormous project, hopes a Fortune 500 company will help fill the complex's 1.4 million square feet of office space.



The development, which will sit inside the square formed by GA-400, Abernathy Road, Mount Vernon Highway and Peachtree-Dunwoody Road (see map below), still needs Sandy Springs to change the zoning from office to mixed-use so that 500 apartments, 250 hotel rooms and 150,000 square feet of retail could be included. Presented at the July meeting, the decision was put off until September. The primary concern, as always, is traffic.

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^^ Nice, but I thought the tallest suburban tower in the country was the 902ft. "Williams Tower" located in the Uptown District of Houston?
Well, Uptown is within Houston city limits so as such is not considered a suburb. I do believe it to be the tallest tower outside an urban CBD. Anadarko I and II are both in The Woodlands which is a Houston suburb and are roughly 400 feet high. The 'King & Queen' towers at Perimeter Center outside Atlanta are 570 and 530 ft. respectively. The tallest tower in Sunny Isles Beach is 649 ft. This one could easily go over 700 ft. If one considers Jersey City NJ to be a suburb of NYC (I myself consider it a secondary city), several proposed towers there will exceed 800 ft...
 
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