Georgia town initiates new mixed-use district
After several years of working through zoning issues, Tri-Land Properties is ready to give Conyers, Ga., what it says will be the centerpiece of the Gateway Village District.
Ground was broken this week for a full-scale redevelopment of Salem Gate Market, a 253,000-sq.-ft. center in this town some 25 miles east of Atlanta on I-20. Rezoning has opened the door for its re-creation as a mixed-use development that will include a 103-room hotel, a 55,000-sq.-ft. Hobby Lobby, and a 20,000-sq.-ft. Northern Tool + Supply.
Tri-Land says leasing negotiations are underway with additional tenants in food and beverage, fashion, value retail, and sporting goods.
“With Salem Gate Market serving as the first development to move forward under the new guidelines, we are literally blazing a new trail,” said Tri-Land president Richard Dube. “The city of Conyers made this project possible. There were many new specifications and boxes to check in terms of open space, green space, meeting space, and pedestrian accessibility.”
“Tri-Land came to us with a true partnership mentality, and they have embraced the process of working with municipal authorities and responding to the needs of the community at every step,” said Conyers Mayor Vince Evans.
Construction on Salem Gate Market is expected to begin mid-August with a completion target of summer 2020.
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