Is a new city vision taking shape on Roswell Road?

Across the street, in the 6000 block of Roswell Road, developer Kirk Demetrops with MidCity Partners is requesting a zoning change for the property, where a seven-story office building and Bank of America stand. According to Demetrops, Bank of America has been issued a building permit to construct a new branch where KFC and Checkers were located, adjacent to the proposed development. If rezoning is approved by Sandy Springs City Council, the MidCity Partners development could include a mix of office, retail and residential. That project is scheduled to go before the Planning Commission on Jan. 15 and the council on Feb. 17. This Article Originally Ran In The Sandy Springs Reporter For More, Please Click Here and Turn to Page...

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Year in review: What 2012 was about, for Sandy Springs

In 2012, Sandy Springs began a time of rapid change. The city settled lawsuits that had dragged on for years, pursued economic development and completed a design of plans for what leaders hope will be a vibrant downtown… Major business news included Branch Properties’ decision to buy the struggling City Walk development, and Regent Partners has purchased the Concourse Corporate Center in Sandy Springs, which includes the iconic King and Queen buildings. The Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce began promoting its initiative to turn the city’s famous “Pill Hill” into a Silicon Valley of medicine. Kirk Demetrops, president of MidCity Real Estate Partners, announced a $36 million development of seven medical office buildings at the northwest corner of Ga. 400 and North Hammond Drive. The city also hired an economic development director, Andrea Hall… Originally Published in the Sandy Springs Reporter Read More...

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Sandy Springs project signals new cycle of medical offices

A local developer has announced a major project some hope could signal the start of a new cycle of medical office development in the central Perimeter market. Kirk Demetrops, president of MidCity Real Estate Partners, says the $36 million development will consist of seven buildings located in the northwest corner of Ga. 400 and North Hammond Drive. The complex also offers frontage on Barfield Road and Ga. 400… Originally Published in the Sandy Springs Reporter Read More...

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Sandy Springs Business owners want more for Powers Ferry Landing

City leaders say the Powers Ferry Landing’s business district needs more encouragement and attention to get it out of its rut. Developers say the district has loads of undeveloped potential, but geography holds the area back. Many people aren’t aware Powers Ferry Landing is in Sandy Springs… Kirk Demetrops, a local real estate developer, said the interstate also provides challenges. “I think the traffic on I-285 alone caused this area to be more difficult to get to,” he said… Originally Published in the Sandy Springs Reporter Read More...

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Main Street Alliance publishes wish list

A group of Sandy Springs business owners are reminding the public of their vision for the city’s downtown while the city works to complete its master plan. The business owners call the previous efforts at downtown development “well-intentioned but ineffective” and say the city has a “difficult regulatory environment.” The business owners are part of the Main Street Alliance, a group of 30 companies that own 130 acres of property in downtown Sandy Springs… Alliance member Kirk Demetrops said the group felt the need to release a shorter, simpler version of its 2011 report because of the renewed focus on downtown development. “We wanted to reinforce that we think there’s a very simple set of solutions for downtown Sandy Springs, and to diverge from that, we think, would be a mistake,” Demetrops said… Originally Published in the Sandy Springs Reporter Read More...

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