January 22, 2019. ToNeTo Atlanta – Chamblee Plaza, the aging shopping center on Peachtree Boulevard, may soon see new tenants including TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, Five Below, and Rack Room Shoes.
In the wake of the Great Recession, business development in Chamblee has picked up, and the onset of activity is bolstering the city’s entrepreneurial spirit.
“It’s exciting. We’re in a development cycle, and it’s a good problem to have,” said Adam Causey, the city’s economic development manager.
Major recent and still-unfolding developments – several of them ambitious mixed-use projects – in Chamblee include:
WEST COLFAX — The re-imagination of the West Colfax corridor is steadily taking root as the SLOANS development, former home to Saint Anthony’s, is rapidly sprouting up and shooting its roots into the once thriving, then derelict, now reviving West Colfax.
MARTA on Thursday selected the partners who will transform 15 acres of unused parking space near Brookhaven station into a huge development boasting a park, apartments, hotel, shopping, office space, condos and senior independent living, among other amenities.
A second partnership to build a mixture of offices and retail on a smaller, 2.14-acre parcel at Chamblee station also was approved Thursday by the MARTA board.
If there was any doubt the MARTA Gold Line is drawing investment to the northeastern ITP city of Chamblee, they should be squashed pretty soon. In fact, the Gold Line is becoming a veritable gold mine for developers — or at least they hope it will be.
According to an agenda for the upcoming Chamblee Architectural Review Board meeting, a new apartment-centric mixed-use development could be joining the ranks of transit-oriented developments situated along Peachtree Boulevard.
EDGEWATER —An Atlanta-based developer has big plans for the last significant parcel of vacant land in Edgewater: Trinity Development representatives say they’re in the home stretch of negotiations with an undisclosed natural grocer that will anchor 6.7 acres of mixed-use property at 20th Avenue and Depew Street.