Emory Point Begins Construction
By David Payne (Emory Report)
Construction officially kicked off this month on Emory Point, a mixed-use project across from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control on Clifton Road that includes street-level shops, restaurants and residential units. The project is being developed by Cousins Properties.
The first phase of Emory Point will feature 80,000 square feet of retail space and 443 luxury apartments. An announcement regarding the retail tenants is expected this fall, and pre-leasing for the apartments, managed by Gables Residential, will begin next spring. This phase of the development is expected to open in the fall of 2012.
Future phases are anticipated, which may include a mix of apartments and condominiums and additional retail. For Emory University and Emory Healthcare, the new businesses will provide welcome dining and shopping options on the north section of Emory’s campus. For commuters who currently drive to the Clifton Road corridor, the residential units will provide upscale apartments close to Emory and will facilitate walking, bicycling or taking the Cliff shuttle to work.
The retail and residential options are also expected to be popular with workers at the CDC, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and other local employers.