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Old 08-07-2018, 11:09 AM
 
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Big redevelopment plans submitted for Alpharetta's North Point Mall

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The Sears department store that closed in July will be removed, according to plans. A new project will rise in its place on about 14 acres, including 328 apartments and almost 30,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. It will create a new entrance to the mall with a community gathering space.

Plans also call for new green space and community connections. That includes a 2.5-acre plaza with Spanish steps. A new multi-use trail system for pedestrians and bicyclists would be built along the road that encircles the mall. There would also be community gardens and bicycle rental stations.
New retail project planned for Forsyth County

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A “large-scale” retailer is being eyed for a new project along Ga. 20 in Forsyth County.
Halvorsen Development Corp. of Boca Raton, Fla., is planning a nearly 13-acre project at 3530 Canton Highway in Cumming, an area not far from Free Home. The project would include more than 70,000 square feet of commercial space, including a 48,000-square-foot “large-scale retail establishment,” according to plans submitted in Forsyth County.
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:54 AM
 
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I'm curious to know who the retailers in Forsyth County could be.

Will have to do more digging later.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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Read in the paper this morning that a 135 court tennis facility is being built on Old Alabama Road. Supposed to be world’s largest. Maybe, now, we can attract a major tournament.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:02 AM
 
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Wow!
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Duluth, GA
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Read in the paper this morning that a 135 court tennis facility is being built on Old Alabama Road. Supposed to be world’s largest. Maybe, now, we can attract a major tournament.
Frankly, I'm a bit surprised something like this hasn't already existed in North Fulton, given the prevalence of swim/tennis subdivisions up that way.

Thinking about tennis facilities, I just had to look up the tennis venue in Stone Mtn used for the 96 Olympics, and saw that they started demolishing it just last week after sitting empty for 10 years.

Anyways, looking at the renderings on the AJC article linked below, it doesn't look like there's currently plans for a major tournament venue. Which isn't to say that there couldn't, or shouldn't, be.

https://www.ajc.com/business/roswell...bltUHYiDB5N4K/
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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Frankly, I'm a bit surprised something like this hasn't already existed in North Fulton, given the prevalence of swim/tennis subdivisions up that way.

Thinking about tennis facilities, I just had to look up the tennis venue in Stone Mtn used for the 96 Olympics, and saw that they started demolishing it just last week after sitting empty for 10 years.

Anyways, looking at the renderings on the AJC article linked below, it doesn't look like there's currently plans for a major tournament venue. Which isn't to say that there couldn't, or shouldn't, be.

https://www.ajc.com/business/roswell...bltUHYiDB5N4K/
I'm surprised, too. Given the popularity of ALTA, T2, USTA and other leagues and the huge number of amateur tennis players in the metro, this is long overdue. Very nice gift this family is making to our community.

I agree with you - the rendering does not show stadium courts. I hope they'll have one. It sure is a shame that the Stone Mountain Olympic facility fell into ruins. Way back then, the USTA was going to repurpose the facility for tournament play. For some reason, that didn't work out.
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:19 PM
 
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Frankly, I'm a bit surprised something like this hasn't already existed in North Fulton, given the prevalence of swim/tennis subdivisions up that way.

Thinking about tennis facilities, I just had to look up the tennis venue in Stone Mtn used for the 96 Olympics, and saw that they started demolishing it just last week after sitting empty for 10 years.

Anyways, looking at the renderings on the AJC article linked below, it doesn't look like there's currently plans for a major tournament venue. Which isn't to say that there couldn't, or shouldn't, be.

https://www.ajc.com/business/roswell...bltUHYiDB5N4K/
This project is going to tear down 60 acres of forested parkland that is home to a collection of mountain bike trails and hiking trails. This is terrible news.
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:41 PM
 
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Hopefully, this is more successful than the large tennis facility that already existed at Stone Mountain and was never used after the Olympics and left to rot. 135 courts seems a little overkill.
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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This project is going to tear down 60 acres of forested parkland that is home to a collection of mountain bike trails and hiking trails. This is terrible news.
Hey, Atlanta is pretty good at destroying it's woodlands. I imagine, though, that the tennis facility will be a better use of the property than trails.
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:34 PM
 
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Very smart move by North Point Mall. Somewhat similar to what Natick Mall did to stay current.

Only thing? For the apartment portion, instead of just apartments, I would make it a mix of condos, apartments, and a luxury hotel.
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