The tract already has the needed zoning for a dense mix of uses, a decision by DeKalb County that predates the city’s founding. Messages left with Dunwoody officials were not immediately returned.
GID officials have met in recent months with Dunwoody residents and office workers to get of sense of what retail, services, entertainment and public spaces the community might like on the site.
The AJC has its main offices in a GID-owned building at 223 Perimeter Center Parkway, which is part of the High Street tract.
The new renderings come days after a development group shelved plans for Crown Towers, a four-tower project at the nearby former Gold Kist headquarters site in Dunwoody, and as developer Transwestern pitched a new 16-story speculative office tower on a Perimeter Mall out-parcel.
Yvonne Williams, president and CEO of the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts, said development at High Street is included in a traffic study underway by her group and the governments of Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs. She credited the GID team for what appears to be a pedestrian-friendly and transit-oriented concept that would help the Perimeter Mall area become more of a live-work-play destination.
MARTA will help mitigate the project’s effect on congestion, she said.
“These projects don’t totally depend on the road grid,” she said. “That’s more attractive for us for the future.”