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Fuqua Projects are Barreling Ahead in Grant Park, Decatur

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Fuqua Development's multi-use project in Grant Park is expected to be "under full construction" within the next 30 days, and the firm's Decatur-area project is only a few months behind. Jeff Fuqua said this week that demolition work is indeed under way at "Glenwood Place," his firm's Kroger-anchored development near Interstate 20 at Glenwood Avenue and Bill Kennedy Way. He expected construction to begin within roughly a month, with estimated opening dates of summer 2016 for the retail component and fall 2016 for the residential. All told, the development will consist of 114,000 square feet of Kroger shopping and 25,000 square feet for other retail (including "lots of restaurants," Fuqua promised.) On the housing front, expect 230 "luxury multi-family units" with plans for a "senior residential" component. Fuqua also passed along a new rendering of the project, as seen above.

At "Decatur Crossing," Fuqua's future development on the soon-to-be-former site of Scott Boulevard Baptist Church, things are little more preliminary. Fuqua said his firm closed on the church and nine surrounding homes in the North Decatur Road/Scott Boulevard/Barton Way triangle last fall. A salvage company has reportedly already stripped the church, and many adjacent homes are boarded up.

Twenty-eight other nearby homes are still in the zoning process, which Fuqua expected to be complete in April or May. Following that timeline, construction would begin this summer and take about 18 months.

The first nine-month phase of that, Fuqua said, would bring 250 apartment and/or condo units, about 50 townhomes and some office and retail spaces — namely a "natural food store." Exact specs for Phase II weren't available, but Fuqua said it would, residentially speaking, "get a little denser" than the initial phase.

The projects join other mixed-use endeavors by Fuqua Development in Morningside, at the Braves' new stadium in Cobb County and in various suburbs. The company has also proposed large-scale developments at Lindbergh and on Northside Drive, near Atlantic Station.

— By Curbed Atlanta contributor Tyler Estep

· Fuqua is Taking His Mixed-Use Talents to the Westside [Curbed]
· Jeff Fuqua: Atlanta's Most Controversial Developer [Creative Loafing]