Could GE Headquarters Join NCR Corp in Midtown Atlanta?

Seriously, you have to love the buzz that Midtown Atlanta is getting these days! All these plans and proposals (some definite, like NCR and some still out there like GE) make for exciting times in the real estate market! Buyer and Sellers….Beware!

Could GE Join NCR Corp in a new Midtown Atlanta Headquarters?

The Atlanta Business Chronicle reported today that even though GE has not yet set their little footies in Atlanta, there are some key players (a.k.a. incredible sites) that want to be ready to show them the town…Midtown Atlanta that is!

GE is drawing interest from multiple cities (Dallas being one of them) but the City of Atlanta and Georgia has already  met with GE. The potential relocation comes on the heels of a recently passed tax package in Connecticut that did not sit to well with GE. CEO Jeffery Immelt formed an exploratory committee, seeking a more “pro-business environment.” And we know that Governor Deal and Mayor Kasim Reed are all about the business in Georgia and Atlanta!

The ABC article included a rendition of how the GE headquarters could look as part of Atlantic Station. Here is that idea…

GE Headquarters Midtown ATL

 

Ok….this is awesome news. Now, will some architect PL-E-E-E-E-E-ZE step up to the plate and design something that will truly WOW the 300,000 cars on the Downtown Connector Daily!!!! I mean….ANOTHER square block building?  The article states:

GE leadership sees a move from Connecticut as possibly the best opportunity to remake the company, turn away from appliances, and put a greater emphasis on software development, industrial technology, or manufacturing, Atlanta Business Chronicle has reported.

Well then…if you want to remake your company, start with a truly landmark office tower that says, “Oh heck yeah…we are HERE!” And of course this is yet another location that is prime to tap the talent pool  that IS Georgia Tech!

To give you your bearings on where this could possibily happen…the photo below I took when the Cirque Du Soleil was set up…so the proposed GE tower would be about where the white tents are.

Atlantic Station Skyline MyMidtownMojo.com August 25, 2015

 

So, you can SEE why that is a killer location for an architectural masterpiece!

Let’s keep our fingers crossed that Midtown Atlanta scores another great corporate relocation….and that Midtown Atlanta might score something impressive for it’s skyline!

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Buford Highway Dining — It’s a Whole World In Itself

BuHi Dining Doraville GAAtlanta residents love, repeat L O V E their restaurants! Just walk up and down Peachtree Street in Midtown, and you will have at least 2 or more restaurants on any given block. I once heard a statistic that the average Atlantan spends 70% of their monthly food budget in a restaurant! Not sure if that is still the case, but we have the restaurants to handle it.

But you may not always want to eat at the same place, right? May you have an international taste bud? Well then, have I got the place for you….Buford Highway! Or it can be called The Buford or now I’ve heard BuHi.

Buford Highway Dining — It’s a Whole World In Itself

First off…it’s really easy to get to…at least by car. Take West Peachtree out of Midtown, and follow the signs. Don’t get on I-85 or GA400. Just keep going…and you are on Buford Highway! And you will quickly see the ethnic diversity of this corridor! Brookhaven will start off with more Hispanic, and then as you move into Chamblee and Doraville, you’ll find Vietnamese pho, shrimp wrapped in tofu skin, or banh mi, then you have come to the right place. (Mind you two of those dishes I can’t even imagine!)

But, most of this cuisine is just not up my alley. But here’s a great article from Bon Appetit that will fill you in on some of the hot spots on what they now call BuHi!

Eat The World Along Atlanta’s Buford Highway

While actors and crew may not be able to break away from set during the day, many of these restaurants are close by to Third Rail Studios and the Assembly Doraville development.

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Georgia’s film and television industry economic impact reaches $6 billion in fiscal 2015 – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Superheroes and superheroines had a big economic impact in the Peach State in fiscal 2015.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.bizjournals.com

I’m thinking the number of Georgian’s employed….believe it or not could be higher. But nonetheless, the Georgia Film and Television industry is one to stand up and take notice about.

See on Scoop.itGeorgia Film & TV

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Tyler Perry’s Buckhead Mansion Could Be Yours!

Tyler Perry Buckhead Mansion For Sale June 18, 2015Let’s be clear here….the 35,000 square feet does not include the “hobby house” or the “underground ballroom with catering kitchen.”

Ok.

Tyler Perry’s Buckhead Mansion Could Be Yours!

Situated on 17 private acres with “substantial Chattahoochee River frontage, the listing photographs really make it a home  mansion you could live in. You know…you’ve seen those mansions where the rooms look like no one has ever, or would ever sit on the furniture?

Tyler Perry’s home looks to be as gracious as he is. I’ve actually met Tyler at a wrap party for one of his movies, and used to manage a condo that the studio leased for actors to stay in. (Rumor has it from residents of the building that Janet Jackson was spotted there!….Nah, I’m not telling you where! That’s a no-no!) I’ve also been on a couple sets of the movie For Colored Girls and actually spoke to him then as well. (That ALSO is a big deal as you are given strict instructions not to speak to him when you are on set…but he spoke to me first! Ok, wait. Back to the mansion….

From the living room, to the kitchen, to the Master Suite…it all looks very livable indeed. And the resort-like infinity pool….well after the heat we’ve seen in Atlanta the past few days…it looks like a mirage in the desert! Amazing!

While the home is listed by Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International, I’d be delighted to be your Buyer’s Agent in purchasing this one-of-a-kind Atlanta estate. There are some pretty strict showing and financial guidelines to meet before we will be touring the estate..but I didn’t have to tell you that, did I?

4110 Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327 (MLS # 5557043)

(all data current as of 8/30/2015)
Price $25,000,000
Beds 7
Baths 9 full, 5 half
Home size 34,688 sq ft
Perhaps the most compelling private residence to ever be offered to market in the history of Atlanta. Situated on 17 private & pristine park-like acres with substantial Chattahoochee River frontage. Unrivaled amenity package, including resort-style infinity-edge swimming pool, lighted tennis court, fully equipped gym, spa, theater, hobby house, underground ballroom with catering kitchen, formal & informal gardens, entire estate generator, guard house, caretakers suite & Presidential-level security system. Two gated & secured residential entrances.

Property Type(s): Residential Detach

Last Updated 6/19/2015 Tract Buckhead
Year Built 2007 Community Atlanta North (22)
Garage Spaces n/a County Fulton
Total Parking n/a

Schools

Elementary School Jackson - Atlanta
Middle School Sutton
High School North Atlanta

Additional Details

Annual Assoc Fee 0 Annual Master Assoc. Fee 0
Initiation Fee 0 Lot 0
Lot Dimensions 0 Waterfront Footage 0

Features

Annual Master Assoc. Fee Desc None
Appliance Desc Dishwasher, Double Ovens, Energy Star Appliances, Garbage Disposal, Gas Ovn/Rng/Ctop, Microwave, Refrigerator, Sec System Owned, Self-Clean Oven, Smoke/Fire Alarm
Assoc Fee Desc None
Basement Desc Bath, Daylight, Exterior Entry, Finished, Full, Interior Entry
Bedroom Desc Bdrm On Main Lev, In-Law Ste/Apt, Sitting Room
Boathouse None
Construction Desc Brick 4 Sides, Stone
Cooling Desc Central Electric, Zoned
Dining Room Desc Seats 12+, Separate Dng Rm
Disability Access 32 inch or + doors, Garage Van Access, Wide Hallways
Energy Features Clock Thermostat, Extra Insulation, High Eff System, Storm Windows, Thermal Pane Wdws
Exterior Carriage House, Deck, Fenced Yard, Garden Area, Guest House, Hot Tub/Spa, Irrigation System, Patio, Pool House, Prof Landscaping
Fireplace Features/Location In Great/Fam Room, In Keeping Room, In Living Room, In Master Bedroom
Heat Type Forced Air, Gas, Zoned
Home Warranty No
House Faces East
Interior 10 ft + Ceil Lower, 10 ft + Ceil Upper, 10 ft+ Ceil Main, 2-Story Foyer, Elevator, Exposed Beams, Hardwood Floors, High Speed Internet Available, Perm Attic Stairs, Sauna, Walk-In Closet(s), Wet Bar
Kitchen Features Breakfast Area, Breakfast Bar, Cabinets Stain, Counter Top - Stone, Island, Keeping Room, Pantry - Walk-in, Second Kitchen, View To Fmly Rm
Lake Name None
Laundry Features/Location Basement, Upstairs
Lot Desc City View, Private Backyard, River Frontage
Master Bath Features Double Vanity, Sep His/Hers, Sep Tub/Shower, Whirlpool Tub
Neighborhood Amenities Cable Tv Avail, Club House, Gated, Physical Fitness Facilities, Restaurant, Security, Sidewalk, Street Lights, Swimming Pool, Tennis Lighted, Undergrnd Utils
Owner Financing? 0
Parking Desc 4 + Car Garage, Attached
Pool on Property? In Ground
Property Category Residential Detached
Road Type Public Maintain
Roof Type Slate
Rooms Desc Bonus Room, Exercise Room, Family Room, Great Room, Library/Office, Media Room, Nursery, Separate Den, Wine Cellar
Setting River
Sewer Desc Septic Tank
Special Circumstances None
Stories 2 Or + Stories
Style French Provncial
Swim/Tennis Fee Due None
Water Source Public Water

Location

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Whole Foods Coming To Midtown

Whole Foods Midtown June 16, 2015For those of you in love with the organic grocery that is all over Atlanta, you are going to have one gosh darn close to your Midtown Atlanta condo. But don’t get out the reusable grocery bag just yet.

On June 9th, plans for an “organic grocery store” were presented to the Design Review Committee (DRC) of the Midtown Alliance. While the developer has tried to keep the store name quiet, the Whole Foods name got dropped numerous times. That and the fact that Related executives (the store is to be part of a residential tower being developed by Miami-based The Related Group) appeared before the Development Review Committee with Phillips Partnership, a firm that has designed seven Whole Foods (NADAQ: WFM) stores, including locations in Sandy Springs and Savannah, might be a pretty good indication as to WHO that organic grocery store will be.

Architect Rob French, with Phillips Partnership, presented renderings of the project, which would stand next to a proposed residential tower at 14th and West Peachtree streets. Miami-based The Related Group is the developer.

But as I mentioned earlier, hold on to that grocery bag. It looks like mid-2016 before a ground breaking, and an opening in 2018!!!  Shreek…that is some 2 PLUS years away!

Whole Foods West Peachtree June 16, 2015

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