With each update from development officials, it sounds more and more like the massive, long-planned High Street project at Atlanta’s Central Perimeter could actually materialize.
On Tuesday, Boston-based developer GID announced the $2 billion, 40-acre mixed-use endeavor has secured a general contractor, Brasfield & Gorrie, and a leasing manager for the retail space, Newmark Knight Frank. Revised renderings provided to Atlanta media now lend the most detailed glimpses at what the project could become.
A GID spokesperson told Curbed Atlanta the sprawling project, which is ultimately expected to feature more than 8 million square feet of offices, retail, residences, and hotel rooms, is on track to break ground next year.
When exactly in 2020 shovels could hit the dirt, however, remains to be seen.
Nevertheless, GID is gearing up for site work, recently filing paperwork for a land disturbance permit.
The first phase of the mammoth mixed-use build is slated to deliver 200,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, 40,000 square feet of loft offices, and 600 apartments, all arranged around a pedestrian-friendly street grid across the street from the Dunwoody MARTA Station and catty-corner to Dunwoody’s growing State Farm campus.
Dwell Design Studio is the architect of record.
All told, the new mini-city is projected to span 10 new urban blocks comprised of 400,000 square feet of shopping and food options, 635,000 square feet of office space, 400 hotel rooms, and 3,000 residences, according to the project’s website.