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Groundbreaking for Riverside businesses (VIDEO)
News4Jax.com | January 15, 2014

Work is starting on a new shopping center in a location that developers say is being completely revitalized. The Shoppes on Riverside will be on Riverside Avenue between the Fuller Warren and Acosta bridges. It's one of several projects underway in that area that will create new places for shopping, dining, and living.

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Braves narrow field of mixed-use developers
Atlanta Business Chronicle | January 28, 2014

The Atlanta Braves have made their first cuts to a roster of developers competing to build the $400 million to $600 million retail and entertainment district around a proposed Cobb County stadium.

The mixed-use project, which could feature the dazzle of similar sports-related developments including LA Live, an entertainment district by the Los Angeles Staples Center, might include dinner theater concepts such as CineBistro, sporting goods stores such as Gander Mountain and Cabela's, brewhouses such as World of Beer, sports bars, chain restaurants.

The project would surround the more than $670 million Braves stadium planned in the Cobb Galleria area on the northwest side of the Atlanta Perimeter.

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Fuqua files plans for Kennesaw mixed-use project
Atlanta Business Chronicle | February 3, 2014

A roughly 50-acre mixed-use project is in the works for Kennesaw.

Atlanta-based Fuqua Development LLC, headed up by former The Sembler Co. executive Jeff Fuqua, on Feb. 3 filed plans with the state for the development at Cobb and Barrett parkways. The project is large enough to qualify as a "development of regional impact," or DRI.

The development would include 450,000 square feet of retail and 30 residential units. It's expected to be complete in 2015.

It's one of several projects that Fuqua has in the pipeline.

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Fuqua, residents discuss possible Glenwood Park development changes
Creative Loafing | February 6, 2014

After months of protests, appeals, lawsuits, southeast Atlanta residents are discussing a possible compromise with Atlanta developer Jeff Fuqua that could bring about revisions to the controversial sprawling suburban-style retail complex he proposed near Glenwood Park and along the Atlanta Beltline.

Several neighborhood leaders recently met with Fuqua to discuss possible changes to the proposed shopping center, which in earlier plans included a 143,000 square-foot anchor tenant rumored to be a Walmart. Those concessions - plus new ideas from residents in Grant Park, Ormewood Park, and other nearby neighborhoods - will be presented and discussed at a public meeting scheduled for Feb. 16.

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Whole Foods Market announces lease for new store in Kennesaw, Georgia
Whole Foods | February 12, 2014

Whole Foods Market announced today it will open a new location in the mixed-use development at the corner of Barrett Parkway and U.S. 41/Cobb Parkway. The newest store in Georgia for the natural and organic foods supermarket will occupy approximately 45,000 square feet of retail space. The new store is slated to open in 2016.

Whole Foods Market's presence in Georgia includes eight locations in metro-Atlanta and one store in Savannah. Augusta, opening later this year, will be the tenth location in the state.

"We're always looking for new locations around the Atlanta metro area," said Jeremiah Ryan, Whole Foods Market South region executive coordinator of operations. "We're excited that we've found a great location for the Kennesaw community, and we look forward to providing more people with good, healthy food options. We aim to be more than a grocery - our stores have a strong connection with the communities they serve. Whether through volunteer hours or fundraising efforts, we look forward to growing those partnerships with our newest store in Georgia."

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Whole Foods to open in Kennesaw
Atlanta Business Chronicle | February 13, 2014

Whole Foods Market will open a new 45,000-square-foot store at the corner of Barrett Parkway and U.S. 41/Cobb Parkway, the company said.

The store is slated to open in 2016. Whole Foods now has eight locations in metro Atlanta and one in Savannah. A tenth store will open in Augusta later this year.

The store will go in a new mixed-used project being developed by Atlanta's Fuqua Development LLC. Atlanta Business Chronicle reported Feb. 3 that Fuqua was in discussions with Walmart, Whole Foods, Publix, Kroger and Sprouts Farmers Market.

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Whole Foods to open in Kennesaw
11 Alive - Atlanta | February 14, 2014

Whole Foods Market will open a new 45,000-square-foot store at the corner of Barrett and Cobb parkways, the company said.

The store is slated to open in 2016. Whole Foods now has eight locations in metro Atlanta and one in Savannah. A tenth store will open in Augusta later this year.

The store will go in a new mixed-use project being developed by Atlanta's Fuqua Development LLC. Atlanta Business Chronicle reported Feb. 3 that Fuqua was in discussions with Walmart, Whole Foods, Publix, Kroger and Sprouts Farmers Market.

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Kennesaw OKs rezoning for development despite protests
Marietta Daily Journal | February 18, 2014

More than 50 adults, many with their young children, tried to stop a proposed $150 million commercial development during Monday's Kennesaw City Council meeting.

The proposed 52-acre development is targeted for the northwest corner of Barrett and Cobb parkways.

Atlanta-based Fuqua Development plans to close at least part of the Castle Lake Mobile Home Park, which sits on the site and serves as home to dozens of families.

In December, Fuqua filed papers with Kennesaw seeking to rezone the property from a county residential mobile home park to a city planned village community.

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Officials OK Fuqua zoning request for $150M project despite protests
Atlanta Business Chronicle | February 18, 2014

Kennesaw officials on Monday approved a rezoning request by Atlanta-based Fuqua Development for a proposed $150 million development at the northwest corner of Barrett and Cobb parkways, despite the protests of more than 50 adults who hoped to stop the project, reports the Marietta Daily Journal.

Fuqua Development plans to close at least part of the Castle Lake Mobile Home Park, which sits on the site and is home to dozens of families, the paper said.

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Braves pick finalists to develop mixed-use project
Atlanta Business Chronicle | February 19, 2014

The company behind L.A. Live, a retail and entertainment district in Los Angeles anchored by the Staples Center, is a finalist to develop the more than $400 million mixed-use project surrounding the new Braves stadium.

AEG, owner of L.A. Live, is partnering with Houston-based Hines Interests and Cincinnati-based North American Properties in a bid to develop the new mixed-use project surrounding the Cobb County Braves stadium. The other finalist is a partnership of well-known Atlanta developers: Fuqua Development LLC and Pope & Land Enterprises Inc. Jeff Fuqua, a former executive with The Sembler Co., is backed by Pope & Land on a spate of new projects in the works from Midtown to Kennesaw. Kerry Armstrong, Atlanta Regional Commission chairman, joined Pope & Land in 2012 after years of leading development and leasing efforts with Duke Realty Corp.

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Fuqua about to break ground on Morningside project
Atlanta Business Chronicle | March 13, 2014

A new natural foods grocer is coming to the Morningside neighborhood.

Fuqua Development LLC, headed by former The Sembler Co. executives Jeff Fuqua and Heather Correa, is about to break ground on a mixed-use project at Piedmont Avenue and Cheshire Bridge Road.

The anchor tenant will be Sprouts Farmers Market, sources say.

Fuqua said he could not confirm the tenant, but he did share how the project could transform the corridor between Midtown and Buckhead. Today, it's a hodgepodge of old shopping centers, restaurants and adult establishments.

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To Sell or Not To Sell Retail?
Real Estate Bisnow | March 19, 2014

There's certainly compelling reasons to sell retail assets these days-there are fewer than 60 shopping centers of 100k SF or larger in development across the US, there's not a lot on the sales block, and investors are wagging their tongues (and wallets), says Fuqua Development's Jeff Fuqua. (If you need more reasons than that then you've got trust issues.)

We chatted with Jeff about the spurt of recent development his firm is undertaking-some eight projects either underway or in the pipeline in Atlanta-and selling projects once they're completed is on his mind (no reason to get too attached, you can't legally marry the projects.)

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Braves getting closer to choosing developer
Atlanta Business Chronicle | March 21, 2014

The Atlanta Braves can't turn to All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel for this one.

The Braves need to wrap up a critical decision, ideally in the next 30 days, about who will develop a $400 million to $600 million mixed-use project and entertainment district around the new Cobb County stadium.

In the past two weeks, Braves officials have been touring the existing projects of both finalists: Atlanta developers Fuqua Development LLC and Pope & Land Enterprises Inc. and the competing group - Los Angeles based American Entertainment Group(AEG), Houston-based Hines Interests and Cincinnati-based North American Properties.

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Options abound for Underground rebirth
Atlanta Journal Constitution | March 23, 2014

The time for Underground Atlanta has come. Again.

History repeated itself last week when Mayor Kasim Reed announced a new phase in the ailing shopping mall's future: plans to rid the city of the responsibility - and cost - of Underground by buying out the management company and selling it to a developer.

The news set off speculation about what will become of the multi-tiered facility. Some see a hotel. Some want office space. Others see student housing or maybe an arts campus.

In a city that loves to dream big, there's no shortage of ideas. And Reed wants to let the private sector - or maybe Georgia State University - turn a white elephant into a prize.

"Sometimes the best redevelopment of the project is demolishing it," said prolific Atlanta developer Jeff Fuqua, whose firm might be interested in the site.

Fuqua said the city stepping out of the way is a huge enticement - not to mention the incentives the city can provide to willing parties.

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'Placemaker' Jerde to design Braves' mixed-use project
Atlanta Business Chronicle | March 28, 2014

The Atlanta Braves have tapped world-renowned architect Jon Jerde to help design the mixed-use development surrounding the team's new Cobb County stadium.

Jerde, who founded his Venice, Calif., firm The Jerde Partnership Inc. in the late 1970s, gained international fame as an architect for his work on projects such as the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles; the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas; and Canal City in Fukuoka, Japan.

Closer to home, Jerde Partnership designed the master plan for The Coca-Cola Park downtown, including the World of Coca-Cola attraction.

Jerde Partnership wanted the project to be a showcase for Coke's memorabilia and the company's commitment to sustainability.

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AEG, Hines and North American pull out of Braves project
Atlanta Business Chronicle | April 3, 2014

A powerhouse team that included Los-Angeles-based sports and entertainment company AEG has pulled out of consideration to develop the mixed-use project surrounding the Atlanta Braves new Cobb County ballpark.

The move was confirmed by sources familiar with the project.

The AEG development group also included Houston-based Hines Interests and Cincinnati-based North American Properties. Hines’ Atlanta executives could not be reached. North American Properties declined comment.

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Fuqua-led development group now the lone contender to build Braves' 'entertainment district'
Creative Loafing | April 3, 2014

Only one development group, led by Atlanta developer Jeff Fuqua, is left in the running to build a proposed "entertainment district" near the proposed Atlanta Braves stadium in Cobb County.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle, speaking with unnamed sources close to the project, reports that a strong contender vying to build a $400-million mixed-use project adjacent to the baseball stadium has dropped its proposal.

The proposal was submitted by American Entertainment Group, Hines Interests, and North American Properties. Mark Toro, managing partner for North American Properties in Atlanta, declined to comment. CL has reached out to the other two companies for more information.

If the group's proposal gets withdrawn, that leaves only one group of Atlanta-based developers - the team of Fuqua Development, Pope & Land Enterprises, Pollack Shores Real Estate Group, and Batson Cook Development - left.

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Developer emerges for new Braves ballpark project
Ballpark Digest | April 7, 2014

There's power in being the last firm standing, as a consortium led by Pope & Land Enterprises and Fuqua Development is the frontrunner to land the $400-million development deal at the new Atlanta Braves ballpark site.

The site in suburban Cobb County was chosen by the Braves and county officials both for its freeway location and its development potential. That potential attracted the attention of the likes of AEG (whose plan originally included heavyweight Hines Interests) and two other large firms.

But AEG and the other firms dropped out, leaving one group standing: Pope & Land Enterprises, Fuqua Development LLC, Pollack Shores Real Estate Group, and Batson Cook Development Co. Ironically, the plan from the Braves and Cobb County looks much like the AEG entertainment development next to Staples Center -- L.A. Live.

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Mixed-use Morningside development underway on Piedmont
Atlanta Intown | April 12, 2014

Fuqua Development has demolished the old Rock Springs shopping center and will soon knock down the old Taco Cabana restaurant (and more recently Mama's) at the corner of Piedmont and Cheshire Bridge roads for a new mixed-use development called Morningside. The 6-acre property will have 300 apartments and 44,000 square feet of real space including anchor tenant Sprouts Farmers Market.

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Fuqua's Scott Blvd. Baptist Church project approved
Medlock Area Neighborhood Association | April 20, 2014

On April 8 and 9, 2014, the Board of Commissioners (BOC) and the DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) reviewed Fuqua Development's Scott Boulevard Baptist Church (SBBC) proposal. The plan was presented to the community last February and is outlined here. The BOC and ZBA approved Fuqua Development's application to rezone and the variances required to redevelop the SBBC site and nearby residential properties on Barton Way. This vote clears the way for Phase 1, to include apartments and townhomes and a "coffee shop." There was no opposition to the application and the BOC voted to accept the request with conditions negotiated by the Cross-Neighborhoods Committee.

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Worrying Aloud About Traffic In Face Of Fuqua Project
Curbed | April 21, 2014

With work under way at Fuqua Development's latest mixed-use project, a reader wonders aloud what the future may hold for the often-clogged intersection of Piedmont Avenue and Cheshire Bridge Road. "Based on the rendering, (it) appears to have some street parking. Wonder how that will work out ... traffic-calming, maybe?" the reader asks. "Turning left out of there without a signal could be interesting." While traffic remains a question mark, Fuqua has recently said the project will transform the area's dynamics, though the famed adult establishments will remain. "It's really going to feel so much different over there in a year," Fuqua told the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The aging Rock Springs strip center that occupied the site for eons will reportedly be replaced by anchor tenant Sprouts Farmers Market, in addition to 300 apartments Fuqua and his partners are erecting there. Judging by initial renderings, parking will be wrapped by the apartments and kept largely out of sight.

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New Development Ready for Construction Across the Street from Suburban Plaza
NPR Atlanta | April 24, 2014

As a plan to bring a Walmart to DeKalb County's Suburban Plaza remains mired in legal trouble, a development right across the street is getting ready to start construction.

Fuqua Development is the company creating the mixed-used project, which will be called Decatur Crossing. According to Jeff Fuqua, "We hope that every deal we do is a process like this with the county commission and with the neighbors."

Fuqua spent a year negotiating with neighbors and with the citizens group Good Growth DeKalb to hammer out conditions that would win their approval and that of the DeKalb County Commission.

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Compromise for Fuqua project along BeltLine in Glenwood Park
Atlanta InTown | May 5, 2014

The Atlanta City Council voted this afternoon to amend the city's comprehensive development plan for the 800 Glenwood Ave. property, which will allow the construction of a mixed-use development along the Atlanta BeltLine. The contentious plan for the property has been the source of months of protests and legal wrangling between area residents, the city and Fuqua Development.

Councilwoman Carla Smith - who successfully introduced legislation last summer to retro-actively rezone the property to prevent the development - introduced the new amendment. Residents have been meeting with Fuqua representatives to iron out a compromise for the property, which is currently the home of a concrete plant. Fuqua had originally proposed an all-retail space with a vast parking lot.

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CH-CH-CHANGES
Curbed Atlanta | May 6, 2014

The long battle over the 800 Glenwood Avenue site has reached a happy medium that seems to have made no one truly happy but developer Jeff Fuqua.

After months of meetings, the project will move forward with a new "mixed-use high density" designation that allows for: a nine-story office building (fronting Interstate 20), a five-story residential complex with retail, an affordable senior housing center, a small food truck park, a "green wall" element and more retail along the Beltline - and yes, a 143,000 square-foot anchor that's rumored to be Walmart. With a nucleus of surface-lot parking, the early plans look similar to Fuqua's Edgewood shopping district.

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Fuqua: Lindbergh Project 'Will Be Embraced By Community'
Curbed Atlanta | May 29, 2014

Jeff Fuqua's attempt to bring a Walmart-anchored development to south Buckhead a couple of years ago rankled more than a few locals, ultimately getting the ax. The veteran developer, however, hasn't given up on doing something with the site. Fuqua said his company, Fuqua Development LLC, is working on a new idea for the site, which takes up about 12 acres between Lindbergh and Morosgo drives - but he isn't saying what.

"We are moving forward on what will be a very interesting project," Fuqua told Curbed Atlanta this week. "We believe this plan will be embraced by the community. We're still in the planning process and it would be too early to release any information."

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Braves execs: 'We believe we can do this'
Atlanta Business Chronicle | May 30, 2014

A picture is emerging of what the Atlanta Braves' new home in Cobb County could look like - a bustling ballpark, a microbrewery, a concert venue and a central plaza lined with shops and restaurants.

In an exclusive interview May 28 with Atlanta Business Chronicle, Braves executives John Schuerholz and Derek Schiller shared some big ideas for the 1 million-square-foot mixed-use development around the team's new 41,500-seat stadium in the Cumberland Galleria area.

The discussion came just hours after Cobb County officials on the evening of May 27 rubber-stamped the deal for the $672 million ballpark, funded by nearly $400 million in public money. Construction could begin later this year.

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Kennesaw eyes 2nd annexation for $40M mixed use development
Marietta Daily Journal | June 10, 2014

In a move predicted by city officials six months ago, the owners of a mobile home park are proposing the western half of their property be annexed into the city of Kennesaw to build a $40 million development.

The mixed-use development on 34 acres would be placed next to 53 acres, on the northwest corner of Barrett and Cobb parkways, which was already annexed from the county into Kennesaw by a unanimous City Council vote in February.

The property owners of the 34 acres, listed as Amak Partners, L.P. and Masal Partners Ltd., L.P., live in Vancouver, Canada. They are the same owners under contract to sell the first 53-acre portion to be developed by Atlanta-based Fuqua Development.

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Braves name development team for mixed-use project
Atlanta Business Chronicle | July 30, 2014

The Atlanta Braves have picked their development partners for a 74-acre mixed-use project connected to their new Cobb County ballpark.

In an interview Tuesday with Atlanta Business Chronicle, Braves officials said Atlanta-based companies Fuqua Development LLC, Pope & Land Enterprises, and Pollack Shores Real Estate Group will partner on the $400 million project.

The news doesn't come as a huge surprise, considering the other finalist, a team including Hines and North American Properties, pulled out of consideration this spring.

Leasing efforts are well under way. Earlier this year, representatives for the Braves showed concepts at the International Council of Shopping Centers annual retail convention in Las Vegas.

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Braves name development team for stadium mixed-use deal
Atlanta Journal Constitution | July 30, 2014

The Atlanta Braves formally announced on Wednesday its development team for the $400 million mixed-use complex near its future Cobb County stadium. The baseball franchise will partner with a joint venture team that includes retail powerhouse Fuqua Development, office and mixed-use development company Pope & Land Enterprises and apartment developer Pollack Shores Real Estate Group.

Georgia-based Batson-Cook Development Co., a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Kajima, will be an equity partner in the project with the development team and will help ensure construction. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported the finalized agreement online on Tuesday.

The Braves want the first phase of the 74-acre Cobb County complex to open along with the new $622 million stadium in 2017.

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Braves Wowza: New renderings of ballpark, mixed-use project (SLIDESHOW)
Atlanta Business Chronicle | July 30, 2014

The Atlanta Braves have more stunning images of their new Cobb County ballpark and mixed-use project.

The images were created The Jerde Partnership, the project's master planner, and accompanied a recent public hearing. The drawings don't yet reflect the actual look of the development. Those images will be released later.

The Braves, which just named its Atlanta-based development partners, have started to ramp up leasing efforts on the $400 million mixed-use project.

It's a complex project, unprecedented in its scope and for the giant role a Major League Baseball franchise is playing in the development.

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Exclusive: Kroger - not Walmart - could come to Grant Park
Atlanta Journal Constitution | August 2, 2014

For well over a year, several communities in Southeast Atlanta waged a battle against a big-box development largely believed to be Walmart.

But the developer behind the project has news: Walmart is out, and Kroger is in.

Jeff Fuqua, of Fuqua Development, has long said a major retailer was critical to the project that he and partner Heather Correa are building on Glenwood Avenue near Grant Park.

"And from the start as well, there was a widespread, but incorrect public assumption that Walmart would definitely be the anchor for the project," he said in an email.

Fuqua confirmed that he was in talks with Walmart but says the company was also negotiating with other retailers.

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Fuqua: Kroger, not Walmart, will be the Glenwood Park development's anchor tenant
Creative Loafing | August 2, 2014

It's been nearly two years since Atlanta developer Jeff Fuqua first shared his proposed suburban-style project in southeast Atlanta along the Atlanta Beltline. During much of that time, nearby residents have feared that a Walmart would be the big-box development's anchor tenant.

But fear not! It appears that a Walmart won't be built near the smart-growth project. Atlanta developer Jeff Fuqua has announced that Kroger, and not Walmart, will likely be the anchor tenant in the suburban-style retail complex located at 800 Glenwood Avenue along the Atlanta Beltline.

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Ten-Acre Development Proposed for Piedmont/Lindbergh Area in Buckhead
NPR | August 27, 2014

One local developer is hoping the second time is the charm.

Fuqua Development has proposed a 10-acre project near the Lindbergh MARTA station.

The plan includes an 80,000 square foot Kroger Fresh Fare.

"It's the only grocery store that we know of that's really on a MARTA line, I mean direct access to a MARTA line. There's some within 8 or 9 blocks around town but this is really the closest grocery store to a major MARTA line," says founder Jeff Fuqua.

The proposal also calls for 180 senior housing units and nearly 150 detached single family homes.

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Fuqua's revised Lindbergh development: Walmart out, Kroger in
Creative Loafing | August 28, 2014

Atlanta developer Jeff Fuqua is once again trying his hand at developing a Buckhead retail site nearly two years after the Atlanta City Council blocked his efforts to build a Walmart near the Lindbergh MARTA Station.

Fuqua's new mixed-use project - it's located east of Piedmont Road, north of Lindbergh Drive, and east of Morosgo Drive - would include an 82,000-square-foot Kroger Fresh Fare, 180 senior housing units, 137 detached single-family units, and a three-story parking deck. Land use and zoning changes would be required for the project to move forward.

Earlier this week, Fuqua Development asked Neighborhood Planning Unit-B to defer a vote on whether the land use should be changed for the mixed-use project. We're told that some residents have concerns because the revised project still lacks density, continues to have a big-box component, and contains too much surface parking.

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Kroger, Fuqua Development pitch new Lindbergh store
Atlanta Business Chronicle | August 29, 2014

The Kroger Co. wants to develop an 82,000-square-foot store across from Lindbergh City Center and the adjacent MARTA station, as the nation's largest grocery operator looks to put more stores inside the city.

The proposal comes as Kroger also considers a new store in Grant Park.

On both projects, Kroger (NYSE: KR) is working with developer Jeff Fuqua, of Atlanta-based Fuqua Development.

Kroger is rolling out larger store concepts nationally, typically at least 100,000 square feet, as it tries to offer a broader array of inventory to reach a larger cross-section of consumers.

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Fresh Market to open Sept. 24 at Brooklyn Station on Riverside
The Florida Times-Union | September 2, 2014

The Fresh Market will open its new store on Riverside Avenue on Sept. 24, the company announced Tuesday. The gourmet grocery will anchor and be the first business to open in the new Brooklyn Station on Riverside.

The shopping center has seven confirmed tenants: Fresh Market, Burger Fi, Burrito Gallery, Corner Bakery Cafe, Zoes Kitchen, Lucy's Gift Boutique and Hair Cuttery. It also has eight more spaces where no tenants have been announced.

The 24,800-square-foot store will be the third Fresh Market in Jacksonville, the fourth in Northeast Florida and the 39th in Florida. The chain was founded in 1982 in North Carolina and now has more than 150 stores in 26 states.

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New supermarkets to sprout in intown Atlanta neighborhoods
Atlanta Business Chronicle | September 5, 2014

Several new grocery stores are in the works for intown Atlanta.

Kroger, Fresh Market, Sprouts and Earth Fare all are planning new locations inside the Perimeter.

The latest proposal comes from Atlanta-based Fuqua Development LLC, which wants to bring a new 82,000-square-foot location of Kroger to a site across from Lindbergh City Center.

Fuqua is also working on an agreement with The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) to anchor a Grant Park project on Glenwood Avenue.

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Atlanta's Top 5 Commercial Developers (Retail)
Atlanta Business Chronicle | October 3, 2014
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Fuqua is Taking His Mixed-Use Talents to the Westside.
Curbed Atlanta | October 16, 2014

Sources indicate that one of Atlanta's most prolific and controversial developers will lay claim to a prominent piece of Midtown's western fringes, next door to Atlantic Station and IKEA.

Jeff Fuqua (sound the Darth Vader music!) plans to build high-density residences, standalone houses and commercial spaces at the corner of 17th Street and Northside Drive. A few years ago, Amtrak flirted with building a new station on the vacant 12.5-acre site, and ever since, it's been one of the most sizable pieces left for development between Midtown and Howell Mill Road. The property sits at the western entrance to Atlantic Station and should allow for superb skyline views.

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Goodbye proposed Amtrak and Greyhound transit hub near Atlantic Station? Hello Fuqua's new development
Creative Loafing | October 17, 2014

A nearly 14-acre swath of land west of Atlantic Station has remained vacant for the better part of the last decade. But what was once set to become a multi-modal transit hub could now be turned into a mixed-use development by an all-too-familiar face: Jeff Fuqua.

The vacant site located down the street from Atlanta Waterworks at the southeast corner of 17th Street and Northside Drive had once been eyed as a possible transit-oriented development that would include new Amtrak and Greyhound stations. Local real-estate developer Carter led the talks with Houston-based real-estate company Lionstone and the State Road and Tollway Authority, which each owned roughly half of the total land.

But the property went back on the market after Carter's talks broke down. SRTA Director of Marketing and Communications Malika Reed Wilkins tells CL the authority has received numerous inquiries for the site over the years.

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Home Run Projects
Shopping Center Business | October 28, 2014

Fuqua Development has quickly made a name for itself in the Southeast with a number of mixed-use projects that are springing up in infill neighborhoods around Atlanta, South Carolina, Alabama and Florida. However, what is putting the company on the map nationally was the recent selection of the firm to develop the retail component of the new stadium for the Atlanta Braves, and the retail for the accompanying mixed-use development, which will span several hundred thousand square feet. The Atlanta Braves announced last year that they would move to a new stadium in Cobb County, Georgia, in 2017. The stadium would be surrounded by several million square feet of accompanying office, hotel, multifamily, restaurant, entertainment and retail space, closer to what the team considers its core fan base. Shopping Center Business recently spoke with Jeff Fuqua, President of Fuqua Development, at his office in Atlanta to discuss the company's new projects and find out more about the Braves development.

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Fuqua Lindbergh development gets city committee approval
Reporter Newspapers | December 10, 2014

A developer's latest plan to build a grocery store on Lindbergh Drive is meeting some neighborhood opposition, but has won approval from a City Council committee.

Buckhead's Neighborhood Planning Unit-B voted 17-8 on Dec. 2 to oppose a request by Fuqua Development to rezone 13 acres between Morosgo and Lindbergh drives for a mixed-use development. But last night, Dec. 9, the Atlanta City Council Community Development Committee voted to approve the plan. The request is expected to be considered by Atlanta City Council in January.

Fuqua plans to build an 82,000 square foot Kroger supermarket in partnership with Greystar Development, which would build more than 190 apartments. Some of those apartments would be for seniors.

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Atlanta Braves release four new stadium development renderings (SLIDESHOW)
Atlanta Business Chronicle | December 10, 2014

The Atlanta Braves on Wednesday offered another peek into its new stadium and entertainment complex in Cobb County and named architectural design firm Wakefield Beasley & Associates as the lead designer of the mixed-used project

Slideshow of the four new conceptual renderings of the mixed-use development surrounding SunTrust Park and detailed descriptions on the right.

The new renderings provide additional architectural detail, highlight the massing of proposed buildings, showcase the interaction of SunTrust Park and various elements of the mixed-use project, and demonstrate the integration of the project with the surrounding area.

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SunTrust Park development sparking retail demand
Atlanta Business Chronicle | December 10, 2014

Just months after breaking ground on SunTrust Park and its adjacent mixed-use project, the Atlanta Braves are already talking expansion.

In a conference call with Atlanta media today, Braves executive Derek Schiller said the first phase of the project - which is slated to open in 2017 - has generated greater than anticipated demand.

The acknowledgment underscores buzz in the marketplace that large fashion and sporting goods retailers want to be a part of the project.

The Braves would have to expand the size of the first phase by at least 100,000 square feet to accommodate the retailers, according to people familiar with the market. One site sparking great interest is just west of Interstate 285 along Circle 75 Parkway near the connection to the proposed pedestrian bridge.

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The Braves' new game - real estate (EXCLUSIVE SLIDESHOW)
Atlanta Business Chronicle | December 12, 2014

At Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings this week in San Diego, rumors swirled about the future of the Atlanta Braves lineup and possible trades with San Francisco and others.

But, Giants execs also wanted to talk to the Braves about something else: the more than 1-million-square foot mixed-use development next to SunTrust Park in Cobb County. On the right, Check out a SLIDESHOW of the plans with FIVE NEW RENDERINGS you can only see at Atlanta Business Chronicle.

The Giants are naturally inquisitive. The team is developing a $1.6 billion project next to its AT&T Park.

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Mixed-use project to start in Duluth
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | December 23, 2014

Prolific Atlanta real estate firm Fuqua Development has received a permit to begin a mixed-use project in Duluth that will include apartments and a grocery store, the city said Tuesday.

The Sugarloaf Market at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Sugarloaf Parkway will include 330 apartments and a Sprouts Farmers Market, a city news release said. Construction is slated to begin in January with a projected opening in Spring 2016.

Fuqua Development, founded by Jeff Fuqua and Heather Correa, has a number of high-profile retail-anchored developments underway, including projects in Peachtree Corners, Kennesaw, East Atlanta and Buckhead. The company is also part of the team developing the $400 million mixed-use entertainment and residential district surrounding the new Atlanta Braves stadium in Cobb County.

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