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The latest on Phipps Plaza’s demolition (and evolution) in Buckhead

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The reimagined Atlanta shopping center is expected to have a phased opening beginning in 2021

Rendering of office buildings and Phipps Plaza
Adios, Belk.

After months of dismantling Buckhead’s former Belk location and a portion of the existing parking deck, Phipps Plaza now has a clean slate for its upcoming redevelopment.

During the demolition, 18,000 tons of concrete and 200 tons of asphalt were removed and will be repurposed for other projects. Going forward, the Buckhead property will welcome a series of tower cranes as the Simon project begins construction on the mall’s new elements, officials said this week.

Those elements include a new 800-space, five-level parking deck as well as the 150-room Nobu Hotel and the 10,000-square-foot Nobu Atlanta Restaurant, both of which were founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, and Meir Teper.

In addition, the redevelopment will welcome Life Time, a three-level, 90,000-square-foot “healthy living and entertainment destination.” It will feature a club offering yoga and cycle classes, a full-service spa, a cafe, kids academy, and rooftop pool and beach club.

Phipps Plaza soon will include greenspace in the midst of its shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

Finally, the property will include One Phipps Plaza, a 13-story, 350,000-square-foot Class A office building constructed to meet LEED certification, plus a three-story parking garage, officials said.

Between some buildings, the redevelopment will incorporate a new greenspace that will play host to a variety of outdoor events.

The Beck Group is serving as architect and general contractor for the project, which is hoping for a phased opening beginning in 2021.

Featuring a signature take on Japanese cuisine, Nobu Atlanta Restaurant will operate in a 10,000-square-foot space.
Nobu Hotel will feature 150 rooms, a rooftop pool, a spa, and corporate conference space.