The cranes over development began moving today, marking the first day of construction on what developer OliverMcMillan fully intends to be the Southeast's premier luxury destination.
"For years, we have anticipated the start of construction on the transformative Buckhead Atlanta, which when completed, will be a sign of Atlanta's resilience and innovation," said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. "A rejuvenated Buckhead will not only attract the nations top developers and retailers but thousands of new consumers and residents."
Located on 8 acres across six city blocks, Buckhead Atlanta is designed as a completely walkable community that will connect two main arteries of Atlanta at Peachtree and West Paces where local residents and bustling life collide. Contractor Balfour Beatty Construction began construction today on the ambitious project that, once completed, will offer 300,000 square feet of upscale retail stores, restaurants and cafes, over 100,000 square feet of office space and 370 luxury high-rise residences — around 1.5 million square feet total.
, the French high-fashion design house that currently resides across Buckhead Avenue from the development, will be the first of many upscale establishments to open at Buckhead Atlanta.
Richardson said more retailers and restaurants will be announced later in the year.
Expect a full report, with more photos and conversation with Richardson, tomorrow on Buckhead Patch.