When High Street officially broke ground in November 2021, officials with national real estate developer, operator, and owner GID Development Group pointed to 2023 as the year the potentially multi-billion-dollar venture would start coming to life.
With 2023 upon us, it's an opportune time to see where High Street currently stands.
Residential and retail buildings in High Street’s first phase are starting to top out around the project’s western edge, with a goal of creating a bustling town center experience near the Dunwoody MARTA station this year.
High Street is planned to eventually be a $2-billion, transit-connected megaproject—and a highpoint of Dunwoody's transition from drive-to malls and office towers to a more walkable, urbanized district. GID officials have likened it to a “cosmopolitan oasis” in a district known for drive-to, nondescript office towers and Perimeter Mall.
Along with an estimated 600 luxury apartments, GID is currently building 150,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space with an emphasis on patios in phase one.
As a social nucleus, a large events lawn and park—for yoga classes, concerts, cornhole, and ice-skating—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 a nightlife hotspot, has been signed as High Street’s first anchor tenant, with expectations of opening a 26,000-square-foot space sometime this year, officials have said.
Head to the gallery for a quick, visual update on where things stand in Dunwoody—and where this development is headed in 2023.
• Dunwoody news, discussion (Urbanize Atlanta)