Category: Perimeter Business

Salesforce to add 600 jobs and its name to Buckhead tower

The technology company Salesforce says it will add 600 jobs to its Buckhead regional office and put its name on the tower that houses it. The expansion was jointly announced by the Georgia Department of Economic Development, which described it as a $12.25 million investment. In response to an open records request from the Reporter, the state said Salesforce will receive some type of state incentives for the project. But the company and the state declined to provide any details pending a signed agreement, with the Department of Economic Development citing an exemption in the open records that allows...

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Boutique hotel gets Buckhead approvals

A proposal for a 10-story, 200-room boutique hotel at Buckhead Avenue and East Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead got a thumbs-up from Special Public Interest District 9’s development review committee Oct. 3. NPU-B’s zoning committee recently approved it as well. The co-development by the Loudermilk Companies and Regent Partners would replace a sizable two-story office building with the Thompson brand hotel, with construction possibly starting in late spring. The office building is currently occupied by a State Bank & Trust Company branch, which aims to relocate elsewhere in Buckhead, according to a spokesperson. The 1.1-acre site has a triangular...

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Hotel proposed for Sandy Springs’ Barfield Road

A 14-year-old plan to bring two new buildings to Barfield Road at Mount Vernon Highway in Sandy Springs has been updated with a proposed hotel. The original designs were approved in 2004 by Fulton County, before the city’s incorporation. Now the developer, MidCity Real Estate Partners, is seeking to have Sandy Springs approve a hotel in place of one of the office buildings, with construction to start next year. The 3.7-acre lot sits west of Ga. 400 and is adjacent to the Promenade at Northplace condo development. It is located at 6403 Barfield Road. There are already several hotels...

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Sandy Springs Innovation Center celebrates its first startup ‘graduation’

The Sandy Springs Innovation Center is celebrating the “graduation” of its first homegrown startup company and marking its first birthday with a better sense of its small-business mission. The space got off to a slow start, but after more than a year of planning, it officially opened in October 2017. Now, it’s planning a major reconfiguration with new furniture and new employees, said Dan Giannini, a volunteer leading the center, on a recent visit. “The center now has proven its concept,” Giannini said. “Our next step is to grow.” The center planned a Sept. 27 “graduation ceremony” for the...

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Fast food company gets incentives to expand in Sandy Springs

A fast food company that owns Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings is expanding its operations in Sandy Springs. The company received over $1.1 million in incentives from the state and city. The company, Inspire Brands, was formed in February 2018 after Arby’s purchased Buffalo Wild Wings and the regional chain Rusty Taco. Arby’s is currently headquartered in Sandy Springs at 1155 Perimeter Center West. It plans to move to Three Glenlake Parkway, about a mile west of its current home across Ga. 400. The company will expand its footprint at the building, city spokesperson Sharon Kraun said. “It is...

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Ribbon-cuttings: Local business openings

The following are some of the new businesses that recently opened in Reporter Newspapers communities. Chamblee Orthodontics, 5070 Peachtree Blvd., Chamblee. Info: chamblee-orthodontics.com. Dunwoody Christian School, 2250 Dunwoody Club Drive, Sandy Springs. Info: dunwoodycs.org. Frutta Bowls, restaurant, 4920 Roswell Road, No. 46, Sandy Springs. Info: fruttabowls.com. Gastroenterology Atlanta, 5669 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, Suite 240, Sandy Springs. Info: gastroenterologyatlanta.com. Great Expressions Dental Center, 4920 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs. Info: greatexpressions.com. Hollywood Feed, pet food, 3535 Northside Parkway, Suite 8B, Buckhead. Info: hollywoodfeed.com. Industrious Atlanta-Perimeter, coworking offices, 7000 Central Parkway, Suite 1100, Sandy Springs. Info: industriousoffice.com. La Quinta Inn & Suites Atlanta Perimeter/Medical Center,...

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Transit and 285/400 the focus of new PCIDs master plan

Nearly two years into a major reorganization, the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts is poised to unveil a new master plan that is laser-focused on better transportation in the booming business district. In a new preliminary project list approved by the self-taxing business group, the PCIDs is shedding old ideas that aren’t transportation-related, including a sister business association and a long-planned new park at the Dunwoody MARTA Station. Topping the new to-do list: New multiuse trails, mass transit planning and grappling with towering new toll lanes that will transform neighborhoods along the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange in the next decade. “This...

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16-story office tower breaks ground in Dunwoody’s Perimeter Center

Construction has begun on the new transit-oriented 16-story officer tower next to the Dunwoody MARTA station named Twelve24 for its address on Hammond Drive. The office tower will include 335,000 square feet of Class A office space and 11,000 square feet of ground floor retail and restaurants. Tenant occupancy is expected to be available in early 2020, according to a press release from developer Trammell Crow Company. National staffing company Insight Global Insight has already announced plans to relocate from its current headquarters building at the Ashford Green building at 4170 Ashford-Dunwoody Road in Brookhaven to the Dunwoody office...

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Car dealership in Sandy Springs’ north end proposes expansion

A car dealership on the Sandy Springs’ north end is proposing to expand its parking lot and renovate its showroom, in part for preparation to sell an electric vehicle line. The company is also proposing to save space for a multi-use trail on the site to be used as part of the Sandy Springs Conservancy’s plan. Car dealerships on the north end were once prohibited from expanding, but a controversial 2016 change again allowed them to do so. The area is currently home to several dealerships and is the subject of specially-created task force to propose redevelopment and “revitalization”...

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Extended-stay hotel planned for Pill Hill medical center

A Hyatt House extended-stay hotel is planned for a site in Sandy Springs’ “Pill Hill” medical center area, part of a long-stalled office park redevelopment. The nine-story, 186-room hotel would replace a parking lot in the Peachtree Dunwoody Pavilion office park at Lake Hearn Drive and Peachtree-Dunwoody Road. The project passed a hurdle on July 10, gaining approval with conditions from the city Board of Appeals for zoning variances related to setback and pedestrian access. The hotel would be built by Atlanta-based Legacy Ventures, which also developed the Hyatt Regency at Villa Christina in Brookhaven and manages the Hotel...

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‘Flatiron’ apartment building would complete Buckhead complex, take old tree

A flatiron-style mid-rise building would be the fourth and final part of apartment developer AMLI’s massive City Place complex in Buckhead Heights – but would also requiring cutting down a large, old oak tree. In a first step, AMLI Vice President Annie Evans and a team of architects presented conceptual designs for the five-story, 271-unit building – dubbed the Flatiron – July 11 to the Development Review Committee of Special Public Interest District 12, a zoning area in central Buckhead. The committee met at Tower Place 100. Since 2014, AMLI has been developing a complex of highrise and mid-rise...

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Buckhead’s Atlanta Tech Village may add rooftop office

Tenant demand at Atlanta Tech Village is big enough that the startup business center may add a rooftop office to its tower at the corner of Piedmont and Lenox roads in Buckhead. A conceptual design for the boxy office addition – which is still unconfirmed as a solid plan — was presented July 11 to the Development Review Committee of Special Public Interest District 12, a zoning area in central Buckhead. Architect Prem Kumar presented the concept of a “small, minor addition” in the form of a one-story office about 1,800 to 2,000 square feet in area and about...

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