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Buckhead Atlanta: Concrete Poured, More Construction to Begin in November

Buckhead Atlanta is on track to open its first phase in 2013.

More progress is being made at Buckhead Atlanta. Concrete was poured on Monday and on Wednesday for the foundation of the highly anticipated multi-use, six-block development of upscale retail shops, restaurants, offices and residences.

OliverMcMillan's Buckhead Atlanta Project Manager Hunter Richardson of Oliver McMillan, the San Diego development firm that took over the Streets of Buckhead project in December 2010, said another crane will start operating in the next couple of weeks as work continues west to east across the site.

Richardson said Buckhead Atlanta spectators may begin to see more people working on the site, but much of the progress will be behind the large barricades surrounding the area.

"I'm most excited that it's (construction) happening. Construction, that's what we like to see," Richardson told Buckhead Patch on Thursday. "It's fun to watch on a daily basis."

He said construction is on schedule and OliverMcMillan expects to open portions of Parcel C, where French upscale retailer Hermes will be located, in late 2013.

Buckhead Atlanta, which will cover about 1.5 million square feet in all on eight acres, is designed as a completely walkable community that will connect two main arteries of Atlanta at Peachtree Road and West Paces Ferry.

Contractor Balfour Beatty Construction began construction in August on the Buckhead Atlanta project project that, once completed, will offer 300,000 square feet of upscale retail stores, restaurants and cafes, more than 100,000 square feet of office space and 370 luxury high-rise residences.

"It's sort of business as usual," Richardson said.

What do you think about the progress being made at Buckhead Atlanta? Do you think it will open its first phase in late 2013 as scheduled? Tell us below in the comments.

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