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

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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. The site is located near the Sandy Springs MARTA station and is billed as a "transit-oriented development," but as every Atlantan knows, being near a station and getting people to forgo their cars are two different things. The project is expected to be completed by 2017.

· Huge Project At Perimeter Clears Government Hurdle [Curbed Atlanta]
· Could Office-Tower-Palooza Break Out At Perimeter? [Curbed Atlanta]
· Why New Perimeter Towers Should Excite ATL At Large [Curbed Atlanta]
· Hines proposes 'urban village' on the perimeter [Atlanta Business Chronicle - subscription required]
· Developer proposing 50-story office tower, 500 apartments in Sandy Springs [Reporter Newspapers]