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Two more hotels bound for mixed-use developments in urbanizing Dunwoody

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Expect Perimeter cities to be dotted with even more cranes—a la Midtown—soon

A rendering of the mixed-use development shows a five-story hotel surrounded by restaurants, retail, and a lot of parking.
An early rendering of developer GMC Real Estate’s project.
Renderings: City of Dunwoody, via Reporter Newspapers

The Dunwoody City Council green-lit plans this morning for developments that promise to make the area taller, denser, and, ultimately, more urban.

The city council okayed proposals for two major mixed-use developments that could bring new hotels, retail offerings, and restaurants to the area near Perimeter Mall, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Developer JSJ Perimeter aims to erect an 11-story, 160-key boutique hotel at the corner of Ashford-Dunwoody Road and Perimeter Center East.

The development would also feature more than 7,000 square feet for restaurants, more than 5,000 square feet for retail, and a 70,000-square-foot workout club. (That’s a gym the size of Midtown’s new Whole Foods Market.)

Also given the thumbs-up today was a project by North Carolina-based developer GMC Real Estate, which has a mixed-use community planned for 11 Ravinia Parkway, where Ashford-Dunwoody Road meets the Interstate 285 Perimeter.

That’s next door to the JSJ Perimeter development. Talk about increased density.

GMC is planning a five-story hotel, despite opposition from the Dunwoody Planning Commission, which complained when the developer downsized its proposal earlier this fall.

The Ravinia Parkway project would also entail a 10,500-square-foot restaurant, another two-story restaurant, and other retail and food options in 41,400-square-feet, per Reporter Newspapers.

The new hotel ventures, however, aren’t the only considerable developments cropping up around the northern arc of the Perimeter. In fact, Dunwoody now has hundreds of thousands of square feet coming down the development pike.

Most notably, the much-anticipated High Street mixed-use project is now under construction, reports the AJC.

The potentially $2 billion venture by Boston-based developer GID is expected to eventually transform some 42 acres into a new Perimeter mini-city, replete with eight million square feet of new development, including restaurants and retail, residences, hotel rooms, and a public park.

Elsewhere, developer Grubb Properties is moving forward on its mixed-use project Park at Perimeter Center East, which promises to bring 900 condos in four towers, among other components.