Friday, April 20, 2018

Local Firm Planning Significant Sandy Springs Redevelopment

Sandy Springs-based developer Heritage Capitol Partners is proposing a huge mixed-use development on Roswell and Pitts Roads in Sandy Springs.  The roughly 40 acre development would cover three existing properties: the Dunwoody Pointe apartments at 7901 Roswell; the Stockholders Place office complex at 8097 Roswell; and a wooded area home to a historic cemetery, which runs alongside the Addison apartments at 7889 Roswell.  The proposed new development, dubbed “Heritage on Roswell,” would include 600 apartments, 150 town-homes, about 50,000 square feet of retail & restaurant space and a 125,000 square foot "Community Kroger."
The general area of the redevelopment in red and the general location of the Power cemetery in yellow

Thursday, April 19, 2018

DeKalb Plans for Cross Keys to Cross Buford Highway, Relocate to Former Briarcliff High Site

According to Reporter Newspapers, The DeKalb Board of Education earlier this week approved building a new Cross Keys High School at the former Briarcliff High School site on North Druid Hills Road.  The site was approved despite opposition from Marshall Orson, Stan Jester and James McMahan, the three board members closest to the site, who said traffic in the area would make it inaccessible for many on Buford Highway. 
Briarcliff High School in its heyday


Starbucks Scores Space in Buckhead Target Store

The Target at Lenox Marketplace will soon undergo a renovation that will see the additon of a Starbucks to its store.  The two level, 163,000+ square foot Target, opened in 1999, and currently has a Pizza Hut Express and self branded cafe as its food offerings.  The cafe is located on the store's second level, close to the entrance.  
An example of a Starbucks within a Target store 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Bits & Bites

The new Starbucks at The Plaza at City Springs plans to open this Friday April 20. An existing Starbucks in a former First Federal Savings bank closed in advance of the new opening.  The new Starbucks features mezzanine seating on its second floor.   There is no word on the future of the former building, but despite its parking challenges, we hope its unique architectural elements save it from the wrecking ball.  

Self Storage Facility Proposed on Site of Former Seafood Spot in Brookhaven

TD Self Storage Enterpise, LLC is proposing a new self-storage facility on Buford Highway in Brookhaven.  The 85,000 square foot climate-controlled facility would open at 2991 Buford Highway,  just off North Druid Hills Road.  The new facility would open in place of a what was once a Captain D's restaurant that had more recently been operating as a used car lot.  A Denny's franchise group announced plans in 2014 to open a new Denny's at the location, but those plans failed to materialize.