Demolition of the decades-old and largely-vacant Village at Tilly Mill Crossing shopping center in Doraville — formerly known as Friday’s Plaza — will begin on Tuesday, December 8, according to a media alert Friday. In its place, Kaufman Capital Partners and Atlantic Residential will build Lumen Doraville, a $65 million mixed-use redevelopment, at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Tilly Mill Road.
Lumen Doraville will include two residential buildings with more than 320 apartments as well as ground-floor commercial space. Kaufman Capital Partners will retain ownership of approximately 35,000 square feet of commercial space which will create a mixed-use environment within Lumen Doraville. “The largescale project will transform the western entrance to Doraville and serve as a catalyst for future growth in the corridor,” according to the alert.
While an updated timeline for the completion of Lumen Doraville was not included in Friday’s announcement, developers in April told Curbed Atlanta that “to allow for possible delays related to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the project’s deadline for delivery has been pushed back to March 2023.” Tuesday’s demolition will coincide with an event attended by representatives from the City of Doraville and the redevelopment joint venture team which “worked for almost two years to bring this project from initial vision to reality.”