March 14, 2014
Buckhead Atlanta Hosts Topping Out Ceremony
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The long-awaited Buckhead Atlanta is in its final construction stages. On Friday, Jan. 17, developer OliverMcMillan, contractor Balfour Beatty and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed held a topping out ceremony for the project. Previously known as The Streets of Buckhead, construction on the development was stalled during the recession. OliverMcMillan took control of the project in 2010 and renamed it Buckhad Atlanta. Located at the intersection of Peachtree Road and Buckhead Avenue in the heart of the city's Buckhead sub-market, the 1.5 million-square-foot Buckhead Atlanta is expected to transform the area's skyline Upon completion, the project will include 300,000 square feet of upscale retail, restaurants and cafes, along with 100,000 square feet of office space and 370 high-rise residences. Buckhead Atlanta was designed to fit into the existing Buckhead Village neighborhood. The development will include pedestrian -friendly streets, lush landscaping and several retailers that are new to Atlanta. The first retailers and restaurants are slated to open in July Tenants will continue opening into early 2015. In November, Spanx will move into its office space and the residential towers will be complete.