Category: Perimeter Business

Lt. Gov. Duncan to give legislative wrap up at Dunwoody Chamber event

Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan will be giving a wrap up of the General Assembly’s session during an April 16 luncheon hosted by the Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber of Commerce. The event begins at 10:45 a.m. and is being held at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center, 246 Perimeter Center Parkway. Advanced registration is required. Tickets are $45 for Chamber members and $55 for non-members. Sponsorship tables are also available. Email Britney Hardware at britney@perimeterchamber.com for more information. Duncan was elected lieutenant governor in November. He served in the state House of Representatives from 2012 to 2017, when he resigned his seat...

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Men’s apparel brand Onward Reserve to move Buckhead HQ to future BeltLine spot

Onward Reserve, a Buckhead-based men’s apparel brand with 11 stores across the Southeast, is moving its headquarters into a new spot at 116 Bennett St. on a future segment of the Atlanta BeltLine trail. It’s an inside-Buckhead move for the company, which is currently headquarters above one of its own stores at 3072 Early St. That store will remain open, says Onward Reserve founder T.J. Callaway, who also lives in Buckhead. “116 Bennett Street will be our new headquarters and will house our home office as well as our e-commerce fulfillment operation,” said Callaway in an email. “We will...

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Payment company moves HQ from Gwinnett to Buckhead

Fleetcor, a prominent corporate payment technology company, is moving its headquarters from a Peachtree Corners office park to Buckhead’s Terminus 100 tower, according to a press release. Fleetcor plans to move late this year and will occupy 46,000 square feet in the skyscraper at Peachtree and Piedmont roads, according to the release. It will replace an office of the major consulting firm Bain & Company, which moved last year to Midtown. “It is a terrific property and will bring a fresh, new energy to our staff as we continue the Fleetcor journey,” said Ron Clarke, the company’s chairman and...

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Sandy Springs council approves Barfield hotel, office

The Sandy Springs City Council gave final approval to the plan to build hotel and office buildings on Barfield Road and Mount Vernon Highway at its March 19 meeting. The 14-year-old plan to bring two new buildings to Barfield Road at Mount Vernon Highway in Sandy Springs originally called for office buildings, but a hotel was later added, a change requiring city approval.The Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval at its Feb. 26 meeting. The 3.7-acre lot at 6403 Barfield Road sits west of Ga. 400 and is adjacent to the Promenade at Northplace condo development. The original plan, under the...

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Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber annual meeting set for March 28

The Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber annual meeting luncheon featuring keynote speaker Bob Rathbun, the voice of the Atlanta Hawks, will be held Thursday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fogo de Chao, 4671 Ashford-Dunwoody Road. Registration is due by Monday, March 25, by emailing britney@perimeterchamber.com. No walk-ins will be accepted. The event will include a review of the past year and forecast for 2019, honoring of retiring board directors, installation of new board directors, and passing of the gavel from 2018 board chair Jeanne Landry of Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital to 2019 chair, Bill Baker, general manager...

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Major Perimeter Center grocery, restaurants project returns

A major Perimeter Center project that would include a grocery store and restaurants is back on the table after decades-old zoning conditions nearly sunk the project earlier this year. Branch Ashwood Associates, a division of Branch Properties, recently submitted plans to the city seeking to rezone approximately 10 acres at 4720 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, 1250 Meadow Lane Road and 500-700 Ashwood Parkway to make way for a new commercial development including an anchor grocery store, retail and restaurants. The grocery store is not named, but in documents filed with the city it is described as “a special prototype that will...

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Dunwoody, Grubb seal deal on street, bike path projects for Perimeter Center mixed-use development

The city of Dunwoody and Grubb Properties formalized March 11 their agreement for Grubb to fund $275,000 for transportation projects as part of the developer’s planned mixed-use development on Perimeter Center East that includes 900 condominiums. The city recently rezoned the approximately 20 acres at 41, 47 and 53 Perimeter Center East to make way for Grubb’s plans to build the Park at Perimeter Center East project. The project includes building four residential towers up to 14 stories tall on what is now mostly underutilized surface parking lots and tearing down one 5-story office building to make room for...

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Buckhead Coalition marks 30th year with ‘$30’ chocolate bar

The Buckhead Coalition is celebrating its 30th anniversary in one sweet way – handing out chocolate bars designed to look like $30 bill in local currency. The candy wrapper is designed to look like a bill of “30 Big Bucks” is decorated with a deer’s head and bears the slogan, “Forty-Five Neighborhoods United in Buckhead.” The design was dreamed up by Sam Massell, the Buckhead Coalition president and a former Atlanta mayor. But the actual illustration was created by his granddaughter Isabel Massell, who graduated from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in studio art and is now...

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Dunwoody ZBA approves Perimeter Center ‘food hall,’ Primrose School expansion

A “food hall” restaurant space to be constructed on an undeveloped patch of land between the two office towers on Crown Pointe Parkway got the go-ahead from the Dunwoody Zoning Board of Appeals at its March 5 meeting. Up to four local concept restaurants could be built on the site, according to the developer. Property owner KBS SOR LLC requested a variance to encroach up to 15 feet within the 50-foot street front setback to build an 8,000 square foot restaurant space between the 17- and 10-story office towers at 1040 and 1050 Crown Pointe Parkway. The ZBA approved...

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Atlanta Tech Village updates design of rooftop addition

Atlanta Tech Village has updated the design of the rooftop addition proposed for its tower at the intersection of Buckhead’s Piedmont and Lenox roads. The addition to the startup business center was first presented in July 2018 to the Development Review Committee of Special Public Interest District 12, a zoning area in central Buckhead. The concept is a one-story office of around 1,800 to 2,000 square feet. Architect Prem Kumar previously said Tech Village has a tenant specifically interested in rooftop space. While SPI-12 formal comments are not required, Tech Village has remained in contact for informal guidance. DRC...

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New skyscraper, housing tower proposed for Buckhead

A $400 million development unveiled March 4 will bring a new mixed-use skyscraper and a new “luxury” housing tower to Buckhead’s Peachtree Road by 2022. The development will go up on what is now a 3-acre parking lot along Ga. 400 and the Buckhead MARTA Station, nestled between the Buckhead Station shopping center on Lenox Road and the building containing South City Kitchen on Peachtree Road. Buckhead-based Regent Partners and Atlanta-based Batson-Cook Development Company are teaming on the project with TIER REIT, a Dallas-based real estate investment trust. The new mixed-use skyscraper, which will be numbered 3354 Peachtree Road,...

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Emory’s wastewater recycling greenhouse is a model for Buckhead, advocates say

Imagine a group of Buckhead’s new office towers or apartment buildings fronted by a greenhouse full of banana trees and ginger plants, like a miniature Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Now imagine that the greenhouse is not just pretty plants, but also a facility that recycles sewage or stormwater into semi-clean, lower-cost water for the buildings’ heating, cooling and toilet systems. That’s the dream that the nonprofit Livable Buckhead hopes to bring to major properties and the future park capping Ga. 400. And it’s already a reality at Emory University, where a facility called the WaterHub provides nearly 100 percent of...

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