Mixed-Used Development Coming to Highway 9 & Sun Valley

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fuquadevelopmentoutlineA 164,000-square-foot mixed-used development will soon be coming to the corner of Alpharetta Highway and Sun Valley, after the Roswell City Council approved (4-2) conditional uses for both a 4th story and multifamily use on the property at its May 8 meeting.

Fuqua Development is developing the project, which will replace an 18-acre shopping center that is currently about 90% vacant.

The new development will feature a grocery store, office, retail, restaurant space and up to 300 apartment units. It also brings an $80 investment into the city along with approximately 400 new jobs.

We believe this project is going to have an incredibly positive economic and community impact in the area. It will be a destination that is walkable, accessible and provides greater connectivity within the city, especially with the provision of eight-foot sidewalks included throughout the development.

It also will spur economic investment along Highway 9, as this property was recently identified as one of several sites along the corridor that, if redeveloped, would have a catalytic effect for additional redevelopment. (Read the full report here.)

The development will also be connected to the recently approved Sun Valley Drive Extension, which is a new 1/4-mile stretch of road that will run from Highway 9 to Mansell Road, be built with walking and biking paths, and connect all the way through to the city’s largest employer – GM Innovation.

Getting the project to this point is a great example of the type of behind-the-scenes work that we are involved with every day through our work at Roswell Inc.

As the economic development entity for Roswell, we worked with Fuqua Development from the beginning of this project – from connecting them with key stakeholders to setting up discussions with the property owner to going to pre-application meetings at City Hall to ensuring all deadlines and regulations were met.

We are thrilled Fuqua Development has invested in the City of Roswell and are excited to see the long-term revitalization and sustainability this project will bring to the city.


Welcome to Roswell – April 2017

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the-platt-law-firm-roswell-gaThe Platt Law Firm

Welcome to The Platt Law Firm, a family law and divorce attorney team that recently relocated from Sandy Springs. Its award-winning team is dedicated to providing the highest level of support and advocacy to its clients.

The new location is off Bulloch Avenue at the Historic Dolvin House, which Rachel Platt and her team restored before opening its oors. The renovation included removing old carpeting, modernizing the kitchen, and adding new wood flooring.You can read the full article about the renovation here.

We wish The Platt Law Firm all the best. For more information, visit plattfamilylaw.com.



flippin-pizza-roswell-gaFlippin’ Pizza

Welcome Flippin’ Pizza, a New York-style pizza franchise with locations throughout the United States. The Roswell location is located just off Marietta Hwy and is the first location in the Southeast.

Flippin’ Pizza prides itself on authenticity. Its pizza, which is available by the slice or pie, is “old school, “I’m-from-Brooklyn-and-you’re-not” pizza.” With only four ingredients, it claims the secret is in the water – filtered New York-style.

We wish Flippin’ Pizza great success! For more information, visit flippinpizza.com.



roswell-ga-fire-station-no.4Roswell Fire Station No. 4

Last month, we celebrated the dedication of the new Roswell First Station No. 4, located at Old Alabama Road and Market Boulevard. The new 15,000-square-foot location replaced the former station located on Holcomb Bridge. Sitting on three acres, the two- story facility features three engine bays, living quarters on the main level, and sleeping quarters on the second level.

In addition to dedicating the new station, the city unveiled a new art piece that was commissioned for the location – Bucket Brigade by Washington-based artist Peter Reiquam.

Congratulations, Roswell Fire Department, and thank you for all you do for our city.


l&F-barnL & F Barn

Congratulations to Linen & Flax on opening a second location. While Linen & Flax Home will keep its doors open on Canton Street, there was so much demand for its farmhouse style that the company expanded its offerings into a newly designed studio space located on Oak Street, called L & F Barn.

The new shop will continue to offer “a modern twist on the traditional farmhouse design, bringing together the clean and classic” but with a slightly more rustic feel – featuring farmhouse, garden and outdoor items.

We hope that Linen & Flax continues to see great success! For more information, visit linenandflax.com.


verizon-store-roswell-gaVerizon Store

Welcome Verizon Wireless! The new location is at the corner of Holcomb Bridge Road & Old Roswell Road. The store was built from the ground up at the site of the former Mobil gas station.

We wish Verizon the best of luck at the new location. For more information, visit verizonwireless.com.