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Demolition finally begins for North Decatur/Scott site
Atlanta Journal Constitution | June 26, 2015

After months delay, demolition's begun on the Scott Boulevard Baptist Church, future site for Fuqua Development's mixed-use project. Razing the church and the nine homes behind it on Barton Way should take about 60 days according to Fuqua Principal Jeff Fuqua. Also, DeKalb County's board of commissioners approved Phase two on Tuesday, which Fuqua calls the project's "last major hurdle."

He added that foundation work and grading for phase one should begin by late September with construction expected to last "18 to 20 months." When both phases are ultimately completed the development will include 700 apartments and 20 ground-floor retailers including a natural-foods grocery (as yet unnamed), restaurants and offices.

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DeKalb approves Fuqua's Decatur Crossing rezoning
decaturish.com | June 24, 2015

The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved rezoning requests Tuesday for Phase II of the Decatur Crossing development, according to the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association (MANA).

Last month, Fuqua had presented its plans to the Board of Commissioners, but a vote on it was deferred until this week's meeting. A previous MANA post explained, "MANA representatives spoke to support a deferral, as the Cross-Neighborhoods Committee continues to negotiate with Fuqua for improvements to pedestrian safety and access and alternatives that will help modulate cut-through traffic through our neighborhoods."

But it appeared a compromise had been agreed upon. An update on MANA Wednesday said:

On Tuesday, June 23, the Board of Commissioners approved Fuqua's rezoning request for Phase II. MANA and the Cross-Neighborhoods Committee were able to come to terms to support the project. We will post more information, including the agreed-upon conditions and private agreement soon. Demolition of the former Scott Boulevard Baptist Church began yesterday.

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Fuqua's Buckhead Kroger Will Break Ground Soon
Buckhead Patch | June 19, 2015

Bulldozers will soon be hard at work knocking down an abandoned apartment complex in south Buckhead to make way for a new mixed-use development that will feature a Kroger as the anchor tenant.

Fuqua Development's ambitious Lindbergh Park project is set to begin work now that the company has closed on the purchase of the 13.5 acre plot near Piedmont Road and Lindbergh Drive, Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. The property sits on a block surrounded by Piedmont Road and Morogoso and Lindbergh drives.

The development will feature an 82,000 sq. ft. Kroger, 190 age-restricted apartments, and another 128 residential units, the Chronicle says.

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Fuqua Development about to break ground on Buckhead Kroger
Atlanta Business Chronicle | June 18, 2015

A new Buckhead Kroger surrounded by apartments, townhomes and single-family housing is close to breaking ground.

Atlanta-based real estate company Fuqua Development just closed on the purchase of 13.5 acres in south Buckhead near Piedmont Road and Lindbergh Drive, where Kroger plans to build an 82,000-square-foot store.

Greystar Development will also add 190 age-restricted apartments on the site, and David Weekley Homes will build 128 residential units, including luxury townhomes and single-family detached houses. The project will be called Lindbergh Park.

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New $150 million Kennesaw development advances
Marietta Daily Journal | June 18, 2015

A $150 million mixed-use development at the intersection of Cobb and Barrett parkways is moving forward as the developer has obtained funding for the project and purchased the 52 acres the project will be built on.

Atlanta-based Fuqua Development plans to build a shopping center to be called Kennesaw Marketplace with about 300,000 square feet of retail space. It would be anchored by Whole Foods and Academy Sports, with 180 age-restricted senior living units at the intersection, currently home to the Castle Lake Mobile Home Park.

Garvis Sams, attorney with Sams, Larkin, Huff and Balli who represents Fuqua on the project, said the developer closed on the 52-acre property about two weeks ago and began the process of relocating the residents of Castle Lake.

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Kennesaw Marketplace Construction to Begin Immediately
Kennesaw Patch | June 17, 2015

CBRE Capital Markets' Debt & Structured Finance team has secured $78 million in acquisition and construction financing for Kennesaw Marketplace, a 288,000-square-foot retail shopping center located in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Jeffrey Ackemann, Jonathan Rice and Robert LaChapelle of CBRE's Atlanta office arranged the financing on behalf of a joint venture between Fuqua Development and Batson-Cook Development. The three-year, non-recourse loan was provided by Heitman Real Estate.

"Working with Jeff Fuqua and his team, along with Litt Glover and the Batson-Cook Development team was a truly unique and fascinating process," said Mr. Ackemann. "Jeff's ability to attract best-class retail tenants and utilize the entire site to its maximum potential is truly an art form."

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City talks tax abatement, term limits
The Marietta Daily Journal | May 28, 2015

The developer of a senior living and commercial site in Kennesaw says he is running into extra costs involved in constructing the $150 million project.

Jeff Fuqua, the principal of Fuqua Development, who is working to build a senior living facility on the site occupied by the Castle Lake Mobile Home Park, told the City Council on Wednesday he intends to ask the county's development authority for a $3 million tax abatement on the project.

The plan for the $150 million development on the corner of Barrett and Cobb Parkway includes commercial and residential areas for seniors ages 55 and older.

The council voted unanimously April 1 to approve a plan for 305,000 square feet of retail shopping and 180 senior living apartments where a portion of the mobile home park now stands.

Fuqua said the company will pay for the residents of the mobile home park to move their trailers to a different mobile home park or pay to buy their trailer from them.

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Developer shops ballpark to 35,000 retail big shots
The Atlanta Journal Constitution | May 22, 2015

Jeff Fuqua cruises through the hallways of Sin City's cavernous convention center with determined speed. He keeps to a walk, but it's the purposeful gait of a busy man with much to do.

His mission is to fill the entertainment district next to the new Atlanta Braves ballpark with merchants and restaurants that not only can serve throngs of fans during 81 regular season baseball games, but also draw patrons the rest of the year.

The deadline is immovable: First pitch is just 23 months away.

"We're going to make it. We talk about it every single day," said Fuqua, 53.

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Duluth mixed-use project officially underway
THE ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION | May 20, 2015

Duluth marked the beginning of construction of the Sugarloaf Market, a 31-acre, mixed-use project at the intersection of Sugarloaf Parkway and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard on Monday.

Anchored by Sprouts Farmers Market, Sugarloaf Market will include 75,000 square feet of retail and 330 luxury apartments. Fuqua Development is the master developer for the project and is developing the commercial component with The Worthing Companies developing the residential component.

The initial line-up of restaurants and shops to open in spring 2016 includes Chipotle Mexican Grill, Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Orange Theory Fitness, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, Zoe's Kitchen, RaceTrac, Waffle House, Panda Express, Banfield Pet Hospital, Supercuts, Luxury Nail, Pie Five Pizza and AT&T.

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Fuqua, Worthing Break Ground on Duluth Mixed-Use Project
Citybizlist | May 13, 2015

Prolific Atlanta-based Fuqua Development, along with The Worthing Companies and officials from the City of Duluth, today participated in the ceremonial groundbreaking for Sugarloaf Market, a 31-acre, mixed-use project located at the intersection of Sugarloaf Parkway and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.

Anchored by the organic grocery store Sprouts Farmers Market, Sugarloaf Market will include 75,000 square feet of retail and 330 luxury apartments. Fuqua Development is the master developer for the project. Fuqua Development is developing the commercial component of the project and The Worthing Companies is developing the residential component.

Participating in the groundbreaking were Fuqua Development's Principal Jeff Fuqua and Partner Heather Correa, The Worthing Companies' President Darin Collier and Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris along with other City officials.

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