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Renderings: Dunwoody’s colossal mixed-use High Street is (finally) moving forward

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Construction on community with a “pedestrian-friendly street grid” is slated to kick off in 2019

a rendering of the proposed mixed-use community retail space
If the High Street project pans out, Dunwoody can look forward to new retail space galore.
Renderings: GID

For more than a decade, Boston-based developer GID’s High Street mini-city project has been little more than a big tease for the residents of urbanizing Dunwoody.

But as of Thursday, the mammoth mixed-use build planned for the northernmost part of Atlanta’s Perimeter is showing signs of real promise, thanks to a partnership between GID and real estate developer North American Properties.

The joint venture aims to bring a staggering amount of new construction.

Plans call for an 8 million-square-foot, transit-oriented community replete with an estimated 3,000 residences—1,500 apartments and 1,500 condos—400,000 square feet of retail, 400,000 square feet of office space, and some 400 hotel rooms near the Dunwoody MARTA Station.

GID will still be spearheading the more than 40-acre development, while NAP leads retail leasing, marketing, and community engagement efforts, according to a news release. NAP is the company behind Avalon, Atlantic Station’s recent transformation, the ongoing redo of Colony Square, and Beltline-centric new-builds such as Edge.

Once the project is finished, NAP would take High Street’s property management and programming reigns.

James Linsley, president of GID Development Group, said NAP was brought aboard to bring local insight to the community.

“To bring High Street Atlanta to life, it was important for us to engage a local partner, particularly as it relates to retail, restaurant, and entertainment leasing,” Linsley said in the release.

The development is being designed to create a 10-block “pedestrian-friendly street grid” where Interstate 285 meets Ga. Highway 400—a rarity for the heavily car-dependent city.

Construction is slated to kick off at the end of next year, officials said.

The development is expected to rise catty-corner to the State Farm campus, one of a few pieces of Dunwoody’s urban-shifting landscape.

Despite a temporary moratorium on multifamily development, the city also awaits a Grubb Properties build that promises unprecedented residential density (for Dunwoody) by way of 900 for-sale condos in four towers. That would be part of the Park at Perimeter Center East compound.

A delivery date for the High Street community has not yet been announced.