Lost amid all the chatter about the smorgasbord of intriguing intown projects — Ponce City Market, the Beltline, the Atlanta Streetcar, the Falcons stadium, the list goes and goes — is talk of Buckhead Atlanta, the half-decade-in-the-making redux of the city's party district. That could soon change. BuckheadView reports the project, now flush with financial backing, should rev up construction in the next few weeks. OliverMcMillan restarted work on the deceased Streets of Buckhead project last year. And one company official predicted that more vertical structures at the new, 1.5 million square-foot endeavor will soon be visible above the construction fences.
Citing the official, BuckheadView reports construction is barreling ahead on the first of the buildings in Parcel B (the segment that extends from the corner of Peachtree and Pharr Roads north to Buckhead Avenue, and east to the public library). Vertical construction on the second part of that tract is about to begin. Elsewhere, vertical framework for the retail portions in Parcel C — at the corner of Buckhead Avenue and Bolling Way, where the large Hermes store will stand — was completed weeks ago. Construction on Parcel A (at the corner of Peachtree and Pharr roads) should pick up this summer, the website reports.
Overall, OliverMcMillan expects the first retail stores at Buckhead Atlanta to open next spring. The bulk of the development should open by the end of 2014, with a few outparcels coming online the following year. All told, the project is slated to include 100,000 square feet of office space and 300,000 square feet of retail — along with two 12-story towers, which will house 340 apartments.
Sure, there's a lot cracking around town, and much anticipation. But how would you describe your level of excitement for the Buckhead Atlanta project?
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