Roughly a year and ½ after breaking ground, a Dunwoody mixed-use district that could eventually cost $2 billion and cover 10 city blocks has officially topped out all buildings in its first wave of development.

GID Development Group, a national real estate developer, operator, and owner announced today that nine structures constituting High Street’s phase one have reached their maximum height. To commemorate the milestone, the development team held a topping-out ceremony with hundreds of workers, consultants, and others involved in the transit-oriented Central Perimeter project.

The numbers to date sound impressive: Brasfield and Gorrie construction crews have placed more than 7 million pounds of rebar and poured 67,000 cubic yards of concrete at High Street, which aims to create a bustling town center experience within a short walk of MARTA’s Dunwoody station.

Courtesy of GID Development Group

The initial phase is set to include 598 apartments, and those buildings are currently being completed with roof decks, sheathing, and exterior walls. Elsewhere, “exterior skin activities” and interior buildouts are underway with other structures, according to GID reps.

Other components of phase one include 90,000 square feet of loft office space and 150,000 square feet of new retail, all dotted with community gathering spaces, including what’s considered a “signature park” for seasonal events such as yoga in warmer months and ice-skating in winter.

Phase one will feature a mix of entertainment concepts and chef-driven restaurants, including Puttshack, The Hampton Social, Cuddlefish, Agave Bandido, and others. GID reps say more brands are expected to be announced soon.  

The first phase is on track to open sometime in 2024, officials said this week. 

The current state of High Street's phase-one buildings around a planned central greenspace. Courtesy of GID Development Group

Courtesy of GID Development Group

GID president James Linsley predicted the project “will emerge as a new town center for the region,” with its walkable design “bringing the community together to shop, dine, and spend time together in a shared urban environment,” according to a prepared statement.   

“We're ecstatic about the response from innovative retailers and restaurateurs interested in being part of this game-changing development,” added Molly Morgan, executive vice president of retail leasing for JLL’s 10twelve.

See the project’s built status and updated renderings in the gallery above. Contrast its construction progress today with a January aerial tour here.


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