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City Center Project Wins Multi-State Awards

Released September 13, 2019 09:59 AM

Downtown Alpharetta’s City Center Project is the 2019 award winner for Excellence In Town Center Development and the People’s Choice for the Public Realm winner from the Urban Land Institute’s Atlanta District.  The district includes Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee.

 

The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Awards For Excellence recognize outstanding real estate development projects or initiatives that exemplify ULI’s mission of providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities.  The awards are open to projects located within Georgia, Alabama, and Eastern Tennessee.  All submissions are evaluated by a distinguished jury of ULI members, representing all major segments of the industry. The jury considers how a development demonstrates leadership, innovation, market success, sustainability, resilience, and meets the current and future needs of its surrounding community.

 

The Alpharetta City Center Project is a 26-acre walkable, mixed-use development in the heart of Downtown Alpharetta.  After building City Hall, a library, parking deck, and five acres of park space, the City enlisted a team of four private developers to work together to fulfill a cohesive vision to expand the existing historic district by six city blocks. The development includes: 168 residential units with 37,600 square feet of street level retail; a 36,000 square foot office building with an additional 7,400 square feet of ground floor retail; 55,000 square feet of freestanding restaurant buildings scattered throughout 7.5 acres of parks and greenspace; and 42 single-family homes. The Town Green acts as a central meeting hub connecting restaurants, retail, and park space.

 

The project has become a catalyst for the area, shifting development patterns away from car dependency towards connected, walkable environments designed to bring people together and enhance the community fabric.  Its launch has solidified Downtown Alpharetta’s role as the heart of our community.