Supermarket chain Publix will occupy the grocery store part of Carter’s mixed-use Summerhill project, according to art for the project in an Atlanta Zoning Committee meeting agenda this week.
In partnership with K. King & Co. and Healey Weatherholtz Properties, Atlanta-based developer Carter has plans for 82,000 square feet of grocery-anchored retail as part of its underway 35-acre mixed-use project near the former Turner Field. Plans have called for about 51,000 square feet of that to be occupied by a grocer just southwest of the intersection of Crumley and Fraser Streets.
A Monday Zoning Committee meeting agenda includes a proposed ordinance to amend signage regulations for part of the project area, showing a Publix sign as part of the proposal.
Carter said in a statement through a spokesperson that it isn’t in a position to comment on specific transactions at this time, while Publix didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Along with more than 80,000 square feet of retail, Phase 1 of the Summerhill project will include a 306-unit multifamily project just west across Hank Aaron Drive from the grocery store, as well as a 676-bed student housing project, 100 for-sale townhomes by Hedgewood Homes, a 120-key hotel, and a corporate build-to-suit office building, according to Carter’s website. The developer is also planning on redeveloping about 47,000 square feet of retail along Georgia Avenue.
Plans for the project go back to Georgia State University‘s decision to purchase Turner Field in 2016 and subsequent decision to partner with Carter to redevelop the 83-acre area.