Lenox Square has gone through more reinventions than Madonna (who, by the way, is a year older), and it looks like the shopping mecca is about to enter a whole new phase. Might the mall be feeling a little outdated in comparison to the critically acclaimed Shops Around Lenox?
BuckheadView brought to our attention the presentation made by Simon Property Group and Shelby Morris, Beck Design/ RTKL that would have the principal and rear sides of the mall looking a little less...stale. Already gone is the postmodern-inspired porte-cochère that faced Peachtree Road; in its place will be a curved glass entryway rising above similarly freshened up facades. At the food court entrance, a bamboo lined outdoor seating area is envisioned for diners; its current status as a smokers' sanctuary might need to be tweaked. Topping off the new aesthetic would be a traffic circle, pedestrian connection to Peachtree Road, and enhanced sidewalks and landscaping. The SPI-12 Development Review Committee would like to see considerations made for public art, transit riders, and connectivity, so the final plan will probably differ. No timeline has been released yet for the improvements.
· Lenox Square unveils new façade plans, other site improvements to SPI-12 development review group [BuckheadView]
· Lenox Square Design Review Submission [Livable Buckhead]