Phipps Plaza’s mixed-used redevelopment creates greater opportunity for Buckhead

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This is a guest blog post by Eric Howard, general manager – Phipps Plaza

Phipps Plaza’s highly-anticipated redevelopment is one step closer to coming to fruition, as Simon recently announced completion of the project’s demolition phase. The transformational development of the center will be headlined by the much-anticipated arrival of Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Atlanta, along with a 90,000 square-foot Life Time® healthy living and entertainment destination and a 13-story, 350,000 square-foot Class A office building dubbed One Phipps Plaza. This reimagined lifestyle destination will further serve the Buckhead community by providing new energy and an unparalleled experience for residents and visitors to discover.

Scheduled to be complete in 2021, Phipps Plaza guests will enjoy a lavish new greenspace, regularly programmed with outdoor community events that inspire connectivity and wellness. The multi-purpose courtyard will have seating for neighboring Buckhead professionals seeking a space to relax and recharge during the workday. Community-inspired events have already kicked off at Phipps Plaza. This summer, Life Time is introducing a free pop-up Life Power Fitness series in the north wing of the center. Each Wednesday through August 28, guests are invited to Phipps Plaza for a complimentary yoga class at 5:30 p.m. before heading to Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse for a free refreshment after the session.

The redevelopment project will also continue to further cement Buckhead as the southeast’s premier district for upscale shopping, dining and entertainment. Recently, Phipps Plaza announced that both Tom Ford and Dolce & Gabbana will be opening boutiques by the end of 2019.  These two new prestigious brands will serve as the perfect complement to the luxury lifestyle brand Nobu Hotels, founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper; and the upscale Life Time®.

With a goal to continuously incorporate sustainable thinking into all areas of business, Simon remains mindful of how it plans, develops and operates shopping centers. Sustainability has also been a major focus for Buckhead residents. During the demolition phase of the project, more than 18,000 tons of concrete and 200 tons of asphalt from the former parking deck were taken and repurposed for other projects. In addition, One Phipps Plaza, is being carefully constructed to meet LEED certification.

Phipps Plaza has been part of Atlanta’s fabric for 50 years and will continue to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs and preferences of the community for generations to come. The reimagined Phipps Plaza serves as an example of economic growth; increased connectivity and wellness; reimagined luxury and sustainable business planning in its community.

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