An updated rendering of the Phipps Plaza redevelopment (Courtesy Simon)

The demolition phase of Phipps Plaza’s  redevelopment project is now complete and the first phase of construction to reimagine the Buckhead mixed-used development is officially underway.

Anchored by the shopping mall, a fixture at Peachtree and Lenox roads for 50 years,  additions will include Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, a 90,000 square-foot Life Time fitness club and a new office building.

The hotel will have 150 rooms, rooftop pool, spa and corporate conference space. The restaurant, which will feature Japanese cuisine, will operate in a 10,000 square foot space. The  new 13-story 350,000 square foot Class A office building, One Phipps Plaza, will include a three-story parking garage. An outdoor greenspace will also be part of the redevelopment.

Using a construction crew of approximately 400 workers, the Beck Group is serving as architect and general contractor for the redevelopment, with a phased opening beginning in early 2021. The demolition phase included razing the former Belk building and removing a three-level parking deck.

A rendering of Nobu Hotel and Restaurant (Courtesy Simon)

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.