As recent drone photography proves, a multi-phase, potentially multi-billion-dollar Dunwoody development that aims to inject a lively “cosmopolitan oasis” into a district formerly known for drive-to, nondescript office towers is beginning to take shape.
National real estate developer GID Development Group officially broke ground on the long-discussed High Street project’s first phase 10 months ago.
Drone imagery submitted to Urbanize Atlanta this week shows how the mix of luxury apartments (about 600 of them in phase one), multiple levels of retail, Class A offices, and more is being arranged in the context of new Central Perimeter development such as State Farm’s glassy, transit-linked campus next door.
Here’s a quick look, with captions for context:
The grand, $2-billion plan for High Street calls for eventually transforming the equivalent of 10 city blocks, or 36 acres, near Perimeter Mall and Dunwoody’s MARTA station.
As a social nucleus, a large events lawn and park—where yoga classes, concerts, cornhole, and ice-skating will happen—are also planned with the initial phase. Other facets include streets designed to be bike-friendly and what GID reps have described as “elegant plazas, a distinctive water feature, [and] a signature public staircase." Puttshack, a fusion of mini golf and nightlife, has signed on as High Street’s first anchor tenant, with expectations of opening a 26,000-square-foot space sometime next year.
For renderings illustrating how High Street’s initial phase will look and function—plus a three-minute fly-through video that lays out the first phase in vivid detail—head over here.
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