While malls across the country struggle to attract customers who’ve been lured away by the convenience of online shopping, Perimeter Mall could soon find itself the heart of a bustling, urban-scaled community.
The Dunwoody City Council has given its stamp of approval to “Nexus Perimeter”—a two-tower development set to rise in the parking lot of the mall, adjacent to the Dunwoody MARTA Station.
According to Reporter Newspapers, plans call for a 16-story office tower and 10-story hotel to rise next to the Macy’s Furniture Store entrance, just across the MARTA tracks from State Farm’s massive new corporate campus.
Developer Trammell Crow initially unveiled plans for an office development on the site in partnership with Transwestern, but the hotel is a recent addition. Elevated walkways would connect the new towers and the MARTA Station, allowing pedestrians easy access to trains.
Rather than building a new parking deck, Trammell Crow would reportedly buy one of MARTA’s two parking decks at the station, providing space for 600 cars.
The development is just one of many major investments in Perimeter Center adjacent to transit stations announced in recent years.
The Nexus project could move forward soon, but another hotel development down the street was not approved by city staff, due to site concerns.
For more about that project, check out the Reporter Newspapers article.
- One hotel OK’d, one deferred, by Dunwoody Planning Commission [Reporter Newspapers]