The long-planned High Street Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody, Georgia, has begun construction. The project intends to increase walkable urban development surrounding Perimeter Mall and to act as a connection between the Ashford Lane Entertainment District to the north and the High Street Entertainment District to the south.
Details on the first phase of the High Street Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody
It will run for ten blocks between Perimeter Center Parkway and Hammond Drive. The first phase will consist of 150,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, 600 apartments, 90,000 square feet of commercial space, and a large park. It will also feature existing office space totaling 222,000 square feet. Plazas, a water feature, a public stairway, and bike-friendly lanes will also be included in the plan. According to the development team, the 7,500-square-foot lawn will host community activities such as a seasonal ice rink, concerts, and fitness courses.
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Other uses will be added to High Street in subsequent phases. It will include 672,000 square feet of commercial space, 400,000 square feet of retail space, 3,000 residential apartments, and a 400-key hotel when completed. The general contractor is Brasfield & Gorrie, and the architect is Dwell Design Studio. JLL is the market leader in retail leasing. According to Michael Starling, Director of Economic Development for Dunwoody City, the Perimeter Mall area is one of the city’s growing walkable hubs. “Perimeter is clearly transforming, becoming much more walkable… moving away from that suburban and car-oriented center.” The Perimeter Mall area was recently designated as an open-container district by the city. High Street was originally designated as an “entertainment zone,” as the city refers to it, enabling guests to roam about with alcoholic beverages.
“Dunwoody is yearning for a pedestrian-friendly hub with an active and modern mix of shops, restaurants, and entertainment,” said Jim Linsley, president of GID Development Group, in a press statement.