Major Retail Planned at Glenwood

Plans have been filed for a large retail project at 800 Glenwood Ave.


It sounds like a large shopping center could be planned for the Glenwood Avenue area, but it’s not clear if Wal-Mart would be located there, according to reports by Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Fuqua Development has filed plans with the city for a retail development at 800 Glenwood Ave. It would have a 155,000-square-foot retail anchor and 40,000 square feet of neighborhood-scale retail, according to the city's website.

A rendering by Fuqua shows it will be called Glenwood Place and will have 170,000 square feet of retail fronting Glenwood Avenue and Bill Kennedy Way.

Several readers have contacted Patch, saying they think that Wal-Mart plans to put a store here.

Fuqua is already planning a $90 million mixed-use development in Buckhead anchored by Wal-Mart, Atlanta Business Chronicle reported. That store would be almost the same size as the anchor at Glenwood. The Atlanta City Council has not taken action on a rezoning requets for the project.

The Glenwood site is owned by Williams Bros. Concrete Inc., according to the city's website.

Jeff Fuqua, owner of Fuqua Development, is known for some of Atlanta’s "live, work, play" complexes, including Town Brookhaven.

See also:

Walmart: Do You Love Them or Hate Them?

City Council Delays Vote on Buckhead Walmart Development

everydaynormalguy October 03, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Walmart would be a great addition, there are people in the area like me who welcome such development! Glenwood park needed a grocery store of some sort and there probably could have been one there already, a nice little corner grocery or co-op, but there hasnt been anything if the sort in the five or so years since the neighborhood was developed. I imagine the rent is too high or people really dont want that sort of thing enough. There needs to be some sort if grocery store there that would service Grant park, glenwood park and ormewood park. My first vote would be trader joes, the walmart, please no whole foods (whole paycheck) what about ingles?
AH October 27, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Dear "Kirkwood Resident", You referenced Town Brookhaven before and I can tell you, having lived there before moving to Glenwood Park, that once all the retail stores started opening up traffic became a nightmare for the residents of Town, parking was impossible and safety became a concern. You could no longer walk around safely because you had an influx of non-residents hanging about and coming into gated apt complexes. There was an increase of break-ins into apartments and vehicles (even inside gated parking garages). The community no longer catered to its residents as much as it did for visitors. I am in favor of doing something with that space, but it should be something that benefits the community and not devalue our quality of life.
mgs November 15, 2012 at 05:15 AM
i agree. "magnet for crime"? thats hilarious. people dont want any change in their neughborhood, but want to shop in other's neighborhoods. know how much "crime" takes place in edgewood shopping district besides the occasional shoplifting?? none. drunk drivers leaving EAV are more hazardous than any "criminals" drawn to edgewood by the Kroger and the Target. People need to get over themselves. Im not for a WalMart either, but lets not throw out a bunch of baseless red herrings and think that is going to stop development from happening
SJ January 30, 2013 at 01:30 AM
I vote for a movie theater!
WillMoo January 30, 2013 at 02:23 AM
I don't care if it is a WalMart or any other big box. ANY store of that size is going to negatively impact the neighborhood and the Beltline. The site is right across from a High School and the traffic would be a nightmare. Sadly I expect the city administration to ignore all of the protestations and negatives and give Fuqua what he wants. Anything for a buck, right?


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