National real estate developer, owner and operator GID announced the topping out of phase one at High Street, the transit-oriented, mixed-use community rising in Atlanta’s Central Perimeter. In celebration of all nine buildings in phase one completing their structures and reaching their maximum height, the development team marked the occasion with a topping out ceremony to acknowledge the hundreds of workers, consultants, and others who made this construction milestone possible.
“The topping out of High Street’s first phase represents years of hard work by a team united by a vision to deliver a world-class mixed-use destination,” said James Linsley, president of GID Development Group in a statement. “With its dynamic design and vibrant, walkable public spaces, High Street will emerge as a new town center for the region, bringing the community together to shop, dine and spend time together in a shared urban environment. The project is progressing very well and we couldn’t be more excited for next year.”
High Street’s first phase encompasses 150,000 square feet of retail, 90,000 square feet of new loft office, 598 apartments and a variety of community gathering spaces, including a signature park, that will host a multitude of events each year, as well as a seasonal ice-skating rink. The development is designed around an internal street grid that is pedestrian-friendly and creates connectivity with the Dunwoody MARTA station. Phase one features a mix of entertainment concepts and chef-driven restaurants, including Puttshack, The Hampton Social, Agave Bandido and Cuddlefish, with more brands expected to be announced soon.
“We are ecstatic about the response from innovative retailers and restaurateurs interested in being part of this game-changing development,” said Molly Morgan, EVP of retail leasing for JLL’s 10twelve. “This is going to be a retail and entertainment district unlike anything in the Southeast, and we look forward to announcing more exciting additions to our tenant mix in the coming months.”
To date, the Brasfield & Gorrie team has placed roughly 67,000 cubic yards of concrete and over seven million pounds of rebar. At present, exterior skin activities and interior build outs are ongoing at some structures, while the residential buildings are being completed with roof decks, exterior walls and sheathing.
“Bringing the first phase of High Street to life has been an invigorating challenge for our team, as it represents one of our largest self-performed concrete packages to date,” said BJ Haisten, senior project manager for Brasfield & Gorrie. “The sheer size of the project is something to behold and given our work on some of Atlanta’s largest mixed-use developments, that really speaks volumes about GID’s vision for High Street and what it will do for this region.”