Grubb Announces Plans for Park at Perimeter Center East

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

Grubb Properties (Grubb) today announces its plan to formally submit their application to rezone the Park at Perimeter Center East, a 19.4-acre site in Atlanta’s Central Perimeter, to allow for a 90,000-square-foot skilled nursing facility and 360 multifamily units of essential housing geared toward first-time renters and urban professionals. The centerpiece of the project is a 2-acre-park and a multi-use trail connecting the site to the Georgetown neighborhood and Perimeter Mall. Additionally, Grubb is seeking 13,000 square feet of outdoor dining and retail space and 250 age-restricted multifamily units. The proposed plan is a reduction in overall density, as the existing site had previously been approved for 900 units of multifamily residential and a new 500,000 square foot office building. Grubb plans to submit their rezoning application in mid-July. 

“Grubb is committed to creating a project that serves as a catalyst for transformative change in the community,” said Paul O'Shaughnessy, senior vice president of development at Grubb. “Our plans have pivoted in a way that allows us to bring a key new employer to the city, while simultaneously being able to create the highest and best use for the abundant surface parking lots that cover the site. Our hope for Park at Perimeter Center East is to create an active neighborhood that is complementary to Central Perimeter’s dynamic economic growth.”

The mixed-use site currently houses vacant parking lots and mid-rise buildings. A rezoning for Perimeter Center East was approved in 2018, but given shifting market needs and the impact of COVID-19, plans for the project were recently reevaluated by Grubb. The current proposal seeks the City’s approval of a revised site plan and conditions of approval, along with specific approval of the nursing facility and essential housing.  The updated plan includes 360 multifamily units from Grubb’s signature Link Apartments℠ brand, ranging from 400 to 1,100 square feet with a mix of studios, junior one bedrooms and one-bedroom units, all of which are less than 600 square feet. Additionally, the two proposed retail buildings are designed to improve the sense of place, a staple of the Link Apartments℠ Brand.