On the heels of hugely successful mixed-use developments that opened in 2015 (Ponce City Market, Krog Street Market and the Avalon, to name a few), 2016 is poised to be another year of growth in Atlanta. Live, work, play communities have become a part of the cultural landscape of Atlanta, and development of new communities show no signs of slowing down. We've compiled a list of developments to watch this year.
Peachtree Crossing - This City of Chamblee development broke ground last October and is slated to be completed in the first quarter of 2017. The MARTA Gold line adjacent development will feature a Whole Foods, a YEAH! Burger, Taqueria del Sol, and Octane Coffee.
725 Ponce - The Kroger in Poncey-Highland (known also as the Murder Kroger, thanks to a high volume of violent crimes committed in the parking lot in the late 90's and early 2000's) was recently purchased by New City LLC and plans were released to redesign the current Kroger, as well as add loft-style offices and outdoor space.
Riverview Landing - The proposed $300 million development in Smyrna is being pitched by the same investment company behind Ponce City Market. Riverview will feature a mix of homes, shops, restaurants and green spaces. The site of the proposed project is on the Chattahoochee River, and is a former industrial site. The site is currently being used by the Georgia Tech rowing team as a practice site and by REI as a Outdoor School outpost.
Morningside Heights - This new development on the Morningside/Virginia Highlands line has already seen the opening of a new Sprouts Farmer's Market. Morningside Heights will also feature 300 luxury apartments and 32,000 square feet of retail space.
Atlanta Civic Center - Texas-based Weingarten Realty Investors purchased the Atlanta Civic Center and revealed plans to redevelop the area, including nearly 500,000 square feet of office and retail space, 250 apartments, and 20 townhomes. The hope is that this development sparks a renewed interest in the SoNo neighborhood of Atlanta and serves as a connection between Mid-Town and Poncey/Highlands.
Northlake Mall - Northlake Mall in Tucker was recently purchased by WP Flincher for a cool $30 million. There are not currently publics plans revealing the future of the 1 million square foot mall, but with the trend of mixed-use developments on the rise, it is possible that we will see a new development in this location.
The Battery Atlanta at SunTrust Park - The future home of the Atlanta Braves, this $400 million mixed-use development will feature, office space, a hotel, condomenimums, restaurants and over 6,000 parking spots. The sale of Turner Field paved the way for the Braves to move to this Cobb County location.
Turner Field - Georgia State University officially won the bidding war for Turner Field in late December, and redevelopment plans are underway. The most current plans allow for dorms, townhomes, single family homes, classrooms. The current plan also outlines the idea to turn parts of the existing field into a football arena for the Georgia State Panther football team. The team was introduced in 2010, and went 6-7 in the 2015 season.