Oxford Properties’ plans to demolish Hammond Center at 1155 Hammond Drive were unveiled Aug. 26 at a community zoning information meeting at City Hall. The developer will keep the 120-room Fairfield Inn on the site and replace the buildings around it with 20,000 square feet of restaurant space, 50,000 square feet of retail space, 20,000 square feet of office space and 395 apartments.
The mixed-use development has been reviewed by the Atlanta Regional Commission and will come before the Sandy Springs Planning Commission in mid-October.
Bill Hargett, developer partner with Oxford Properties, said one of the company’s motivations is that “there’s very strong employment around this location and very few housing opportunities in the area.”
The property, by the intersection with Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, is in Councilman Tibby DeJulio’s 5th District.
“That piece of property is in bad need of redevelopment, and we would like to see that property redeveloped into a more fitting and suitable use than what’s there,” he said.
Oxford Properties plans to donate property for the widening of Hammond Drive along with Ackerman & Co., which developed Corporate Campus on the other side of the street. An additional traffic light will likely be installed near the two developments.