A very fuqua project so far.
Early plans for Fuqua’s 905 Memorial Drive mixed-use project at the Leggat & Platt site were recently discovered on a marketing flyer on Vantage Realty’s website. Vantage is leasing the project.
Fuqua Development’s 17-acre project will include 50,000 SF of retail and restaurant space anchored by a grocery store and a theater (revealed earlier this year to be Sprouts and Cinebistro, respectively).
Additionally, the property will feature a large-scale fitness center, restaurants, apartments, senior housing and condos.
Although Vantage is using these rendering in their marketing materials, Reynoldstown neighborhood leaders say that plans have changed, but updated renderings will not be released until discussions have been finalized.
Towards the end of last year, the Reynoldstown Civic Improvement League sent a letter to interested developers advising that the Leggat & Platt site be divided up from its current “superblock” state in favor of a more urban design with smaller blocks:
“We love our streets, we love them small and gridded. As you may know, there are many other adopted city documents over the last decade that extol the virtues of smaller blocks; we truly hope this idea comes as no surprise to you or your designers.”
While a tipster told Curbed Atlanta earlier this year that Fuqua’s plans for the Leggett & Platt site are “remarkably favorable considering” what the community is “used to seeing from his company,” time will tell how residents react to the initial plans – which are remarkably Fuqua.
Do you think the project in this state will jive with residents? Please share your thoughts below…