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Fuqua Adds Ford Dealership to North Decatur Project

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Like a black hole pulling in every nearby object, Fuqua Development continues to consume more property for building upon. This time, the company's oft-maligned but extremely proactive leader, Jeff Fuqua, is adding another stage to the boring-as-a-council-meeting Decatur Crossing mixed-use project on Scott Boulevard. The project's third phase will take over the abandoned Ford dealership on Scott Boulevard, adding about 10 acres to the existing 20-acre site.

The plan from Fuqua faced some early community backlash because it would take over the site of Scott Boulevard Baptist Church and add to neighborhood congestion, but those qualms have been largely alleviated. When the first two phases are complete, Decatur Crossing will feature 80,000 square feet of retail including a Sprouts Farmers Market, 15,000 square feet of office space, at least 700 apartments and a small park that would be open to the public, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The next proposal is still conceptual, but a Fuqua attorney hopes to file a land-use plan on Jan. 7. A community meeting is scheduled for Jan. 6 at the North Decatur United Methodist Church at 7 P.M.

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