Chamblee Plaza on Peachtree Boulevard will be getting a new look.
Trinity Development Group bought the nearly vacant complex for about $4 million last year and plans to renovate the 20-acre plaza, which will cost an estimated $3 million.
Trinity Development is a Chamblee-based developer that owns and manages retail centers and student housing communities in major growth markets throughout the Southeast and West.
Vince Riggio, the founding partner of Trinity, said Chamblee Plaza is a wonderful example of the companyâs philosophy to explore and identify niches inside existing markets, creating unrealized or unseen opportunity.
âChamblee Plaza is located on one of the hottest developing corridors in North Atlanta,â Riggio said. âIâm excited about redeveloping Chamblee Plaza into a retail center that will draw people not only from Chamblee, but also Brookhaven, the Windsor Parkway corridor, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and Doraville with high-quality local, regional, and national retailers, mixed with family entertainment and dining.â
Riggo added that Trinity will do extensive landscaping, and will work closely with the city of Chamblee to ensure the redevelopment plans are in keeping with their vision for Chamblee.
David Henzlik, Trinity managing partner, met with members of the Chamblee Business Association on March 21 to give them an advance look at the proposed plan for the plaza.
Henzlik said the company has worked with a Blue Ribbon Panel composed of local residents to assist them with a site plan that will transition Chamblee Plaza into a city center that will connect people with local businesses.
âThe Blue Ribbon Panel was an outgrowth from a town hall meeting we convened last November that was attended by upwards of 100 local residents,â he said. âSince then, weâve met regularly with seven residents of neighborhoods adjacent to Chamblee Plaza, including Huntley Hills and Sexton Woods. The input of panel members has been invaluable to us in creating a site plan that will accommodate retail stores, restaurants and specialty shops that will meet and exceed community standards.â
Henzlik said connectivity, accessibility, safety, and conforming signage are the foremost priorities in Trinityâs proposed site plan.
âWell defined drive aisles, efficient parking, and improved connectivity to adjacent neighborhoods with well-lit sidewalks, walking and bike paths are all represented in our proposed plan, as are attractive landscaping, and signage that conforms with community standards,â he said. âThe Blue Ribbon Panel has worked long and hard with us to best ensure we meet and exceed community standards.â
A second town hall meeting for the community will be held April 25 at the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant, 3829 Clairmont Road, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
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