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Major Mixed-Use Project Bound for Atlanta's Southside

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While a steady stream of OTP mixed-use developments have cropped up north of Atlanta in the last few years, the south side of the Perimeter has yet to see significant investment, beyond the occasional major movie studio. But now RCP Companies — an Alabama-based developer — is aiming to change that. On Wednesday, the firm dropped a bombshell announcement of their intentions to build a massive mixed-use project near McDonough. According to the press release, the Jodeco|Atlanta South project is slated to bring $300 million of investment to Henry County.

RCP envisions a high-end development to include all the trappings of the latest mixed-use centers. With restaurants, retail, entertainment — including an amphitheater — and an "amenity-rich urban district," Jodeco|Atlanta South is a sizable undertaking. Encompassing some 500,000 square feet, the proposal could have two "upscale" hotels and around 600 units of housing.

All of the development is planned to be interlinked by a 30-acre park system with natural wetlands, a perimeter bike path, boardwalk bridge and natural hiking trails. And, of course, no new development would be complete without a food hall; the Mt. Olive Market, in this case, will feature dining options from "the best local and regional chefs" in a 12,000-square-foot facility.

Designed by Urban Design Associates out of Pittsburgh, the project will get underway later this year, with the goal of a phased opening beginning in 2017. The name, by the way, is a reference to Jodeco Road.

EDIT: Formerly the article identified this project as being located in McDonough. The development is to be located in unincorporated Henry County; the developer is in discussions to have the land incorporated into Stockbridge.

· RCP Announces New Developement – Jodeco | Atlanta South in Henry County [RCP Companies]