DUNWOODY, Ga. – May 25, 2023 – Following the release of its final Edge City 2.0 report, which calls for investments in connectivity and green space, the City of Dunwoody announced several new developments bringing parks and retail-based mixed-use to the vibrant community. The report serves as a blueprint for Dunwoody’s strategic growth and preferred future, and it supports the kinds of investments happening now.
“It’s an exciting time for Dunwoody with new retail and restaurants opening,” Dunwoody Economic Development Director Michael Starling said. “Hotels are filling up, and two major new mixed-use developments are under construction. Using Edge City 2.0 as our vision document, we continue to engage with developers and property owners to ensure we meet the needs and wants of the community while also activating Perimeter Center.”
Serving as significant developments in both the business and leisure sectors, the new facilities opening in Dunwoody bring innovative entertainment venues, outdoor gathering spaces, chef-driven establishments, updated office spaces and more, further enhancing Dunwoody’s appeal for both residents and visitors.
Some of the most recently-announced updates and currently underway projects in Dunwoody include:
Two Bridges Park
The much-anticipated Two Bridges Park officially opened to the public in early May, bringing five acres of green space to the Dunwoody community. The park features an 8,000-square-foot playground, two picnic pavilions, restroom facilities, an exercise station, a walking trail and the city’s first splash pad with a 28-foot diameter. The $3 million project is Perimeter Center’s first public park and ties into the Dunwoody Trailway and the Georgetown area via the pedestrian bridge over the North Fork of Nancy Creek. Guests are encouraged to walk or ride bikes to Two Bridges Park, and leashed dogs are also welcome. More images of Two Bridges Park can be found here.
Ashford Lane, located at 4500 Olde Perimeter Way and formerly known as Perimeter Place, combines shops, restaurants, offices and residences around a 70,000-square-foot central lawn. The Lawn at Ashford Lane, recently opened to the public, now serves as a signature community gathering space for celebrations, outdoor dining and music. In June, CAMP, a popular New York-based business, will make its Georgia debut. CAMP is described as “A Family Experience Company.” It’s part toy store, part activity center, and it’s sure to be a big draw. Additionally, in May 2023, Hawkers Asian Street Food opened in Ashford Lane next door to Superica, which opened earlier this year as the restaurant’s fifth location in the Peach State. Ashford Lane is also home to a new eye-catching addition to Dunwoody’s growing public art scene. Created by Carrie W. Brown, the new installment is a kaleidoscope-like, large-scale mural that can be viewed and photographed on the Ashford Lane parking deck. Images of the mural and the Lawn at Ashford Lane can be found here.
High Street Atlanta
Phase I of the long-awaited, mixed-use development High Street Atlanta officially topped off and remains on track for a spring 2024 opening. The development, located in Atlanta’s Central Perimeter, will feature a variety of entertainment and establishments including The Hampton Social, Cuddlefish, Ben and Jerry’s, Agave Bandido, PuttShack and a seasonal ice-skating rink. The mixed-use space incorporates a 3/4-acre public park, 150,000-square-feet of retail and restaurant space, 600 luxury apartments, 90,000-square-feet of loft offices and 222,000-square-feet of existing office space. The $2 billion project is anticipated to be a popular gathering space for the City of Dunwoody.
Campus 244, a $100 million renovation and expansion of the former Gold Kist headquarters, is located near I-285 and adjacent to the Dunwoody MARTA Station. The project, set to transform into a creative corporate campus by 2024, will include a 380,000-square-foot, five-story building of modern and wide-open workspace. The building features sustainable timber construction, and of the total five floors, four have already been leased, leaving only one 60,000-square-foot floor available. A 145-room boutique Hilton hotel will also sit adjacent to the refurbished building. Additionally, the 12-acre walkable campus will include restaurants, shops and public green space that will eventually connect to the Dunwoody MARTA station by a multi-use trail. Images from the Campus 244 tour can be found here.
Perimeter Marketplace, a 68,077-square-foot shopping center anchored by Publix, features an outdoor gathering space and a mix of local and national businesses. Earlier this year, the City of Dunwoody welcomed Super Chix to the center, joining Panda Express, Chopt, First Watch, Restore Hyper Wellness, Solidcore, Batteries Plus, Chicken Salad Chick and more. Running in front of Perimeter Marketplace, between Meadow Lane Road and Ashwood Parkway, is a recently-completed stretch of the Ashford Dunwoody Path, which broke ground in March. Phase I will also include a two-way, raised bicycle path, a wider sidewalk, new pedestrian streetlights and landscaping along Ashford Dunwoody Road in front of Perimeter Mall from Hammond Drive North to Perimeter Center West where it will join the path in front of the Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar. Future phases of the project will connect north to Mt. Vernon Road, further improving connectivity and enhancing walkability in the Perimeter Center.
After a year of workshops, planning and analysis, the City of Dunwoody released its final Edge City 2.0 report in January of this year, available for reference here.
For more information about the City of Dunwoody, call 678-382-6700 or visit DunwoodyGA.gov.
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About the City of Dunwoody
Located just north of Atlanta, Dunwoody, Georgia is a premier hub for business, shopping, dining and genuine hospitality. With easy access to mass transit and major highways, the city provides accessibility to key Georgia tourist attractions, events, and festivals while still delivering the charm of a small community. The city’s business-friendly atmosphere, diverse recreation options, lower-overall cost of living and proximity to mass transit has established Dunwoody as an up-and-coming center of employment, transportation, educated workforce and population density.
Cameron Trice, Hemsworth Communications
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