The old model for suburban Atlanta office space: sprawling campuses with mid-rise buildings, decorative mini parks (fountains and duck ponds, few sidewalks), and lots and lots of parking spots. The emerging model: high-rises that sit directly on or adjacent to rail stations, connected to shopping and plazas by footpaths. One of the prime examples is Park Center at Central Perimeter. Its first phase includes a 585,000-square-foot office tower, a park, and street-level access to the Dunwoody MARTA Station, with State Farm as a major tenant. At the Sandy Springs MARTA Station, the Northpark 100-300 continues the transit-friendly suburban boomlet.
This article originally appeared in our September 2015 issue.