Earlier this month, your local Atlanta home builders, Brock Built were invited to attend the groundbreaking event for a new commercial shopping center in NW Atlanta by the Edens Group. The $95 million development will be located on Moores Mill Road at Marietta Blvd and will include a new 45,000 square foot Publix grocery store and 10,000 square foot retail space in Phase one of the project. Phase two plans to bring 345 residential units and another 15,000 square foot retail space to the location.
In attendance were more than 150 neighborhood residents, community leaders, and area business owners. Special guests included Mayor Kasim Reed, City Councilwoman Felicia Moore, Jodie McLean, the CEO of EDENS, Herbert Ames, the Southeast VP of EDENS, and Dr. Eloisa Klementich, CEO of Invest Atlanta.
“Invest Atlanta is dedicated to supporting catalytic projects that stimulate vibrant and viable communities,” said Dr. Eloisa Klementich, CEO of Invest Atlanta. “The Moores Mill project is a great example of such an investment. This project supports not only a sustainable community but also promotes economic growth, improves residential – retail options and provides for new employment opportunities.”
“This project took a lot of collaboration and dedication. EDENS is grateful to everyone who helped get us to this day, Mayor Reed, Councilmember Moore, our partners and most especially this community. We are excited for the path ahead and the neighborhood we will build together,” said Jodie McLean, CEO of EDENS.
And last but not least, Councilwoman Felicia Moore deserves a great deal of credit and special recognition for working tirelessly to make this commercial development a reality. She has been diligently spearheading this Northwest Atlanta area development project over the past 11 years. “Everyone in the community has been the thread that made this happen. This is about you today,” she told the crowd. “This is a community Publix and the best moment for me will be having that shopping cart in my hands and going down the aisles.”
Park Bonus and Benefits
In addition to investing in the development, EDENS will donate $100,000 to fund improvements to Sara J. Gonzalez Park, located adjacent to the Moores Mill shopping center. “This groundbreaking marked a great day for the City of Atlanta,” said Mayor Reed. “Through the City’s collaboration with EDENS, Invest Atlanta, and the U.S. Congress, we are able to move forward on this important project, which will bring $95 million in investment to this corridor now, and additional investment for decades to come.” The City of Atlanta will work in partnership with EDENS to complete the Moores Mill Road extension, which will alleviate traffic issues at the intersection of Moores Mill and Bolton roads.
Local Builders Pleased
As local Atlanta home builders and community developers in West Midtown and NW Atlanta for over 15 years now, we have also patiently waited for this project to finally be approved, funded, and have a quality commercial builder attached to it. At one point early on we were even considering how we could build a similar commercial retail shopping center in the area for our homebuyers and residential owners to enjoy. This groundbreaking event was very rewarding after years of effort and cooperative involvement amongst all those involved. Along the way, we’ve consulted and worked with Herbert Ames at EDENS, City Councilwoman Felicia Moore, Invest Atlanta, and the City of Atlanta to help bring this development to market.
“We think it’s great! This new shopping center is the culmination of our ongoing building efforts in developing and redeveloping the Northwest side of the city. It’s an exciting part of town to live and work. Retail follows rooftops and there are more great projects to come for NW Atlanta and West Midtown.” – Steve Brock, president and founder
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