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Huge Project At Perimeter Clears Government Hurdle

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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.

· ARC signs off on Sandy Springs project [AJC]
· Mixed-use project planned for Sandy Springs [Reporter Newspapers]