Sandy Springs famously went the sovereign route in 2005 and now ranks as the second largest city in metro Atlanta, but this growing Perimeter hub has long lacked a centralized core.
This summer, that should change.
Construction is entering the home stretch on the City Springs district, which is envisioned as a made-from-scratch civic and cultural nucleus for this city of about 100,000.
Ground broke at the 14-acre site in summer 2015, and officials say the Rosser International-designed project being built as a team effort by Carter and Selig Enterprises will debut this summer.
Expect a new City Hall, performing arts center, 4-acre greenspace, restaurants, shops, hundreds of residences, and a 900-space underground parking garage, located just north of where Roswell Road crosses Interstate 285.
With construction nearly finished, public tours have been discontinued. But for this installment of Visual Journeys, we were invited inside recently to gauge the pulse of Sandy Springs’s new “heartbeat.”