Developer of the new downtown Nashville plans 52-acre mixed-use project in Alpharetta

The builder of the multi-billion-dollar Nashville Yards development in Tennessee is planning a 52-acre mixed-use project on Windward Parkway at Westside Highway in Alpharetta.
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The builder of the multi-billion-dollar Nashville Yards development in Tennessee is planning a 52-acre mixed-use project on Windward Parkway at Westside Highway in Alpharetta.

The builder of the multibillion-dollar Nashville Yards development in Tennessee is planning a 52-acre mixed-use project on Windward Parkway at Westside Highway in Alpharetta.

Southwest Value Partners built Nashville Yards on 18 acres in that city’s downtown district and is planning a project nearly three times as big in north Fulton. The new development, Continuum Alpharetta, would bring more than a million square feet of new office space, 77,000 square feet of commercial retail space, a boutique hotel, residential living, green space and multi-use paths, according to project plans.

The firm’s attorney filed a public hearing application Oct. 27 with the Alpharetta Community Development Department to rezone 5555 Windward Parkway from office institutional to mixed-use. A public hearing with the Planning Commission is scheduled for February 3 and City Council on Feb. 28.

The Windward Parkway property has been home to Hewlett Packard Enterprise since 1987. Southwest Value Partners’ plans described the corporate campus as outdated with modern times and stated that in addition to building new office space the developer would remodel more than 500,000 square feet of existing office space inside renovated buildings.

Southwest Value Partners noted in its application that the proposed development fits with Alpharetta’s 2040 comprehensive plan that was adopted in October. And given that the city’s population is 21 times what it was in 1980, the Windward property in its current state is “prime for redevelopment and adaptation into a modern community,” the statement said.

Last summer, Southwest Value Partners announced Nashville plans to build a 4,000-square-foot music venue, music theater and more mixed-used commercial and residential space to compliment Nashville Yards, in a partnership with Anschutz Entertainment Group, also known as AEG.

In addition to Nashville, Southwest Value Partners has built developments in Texas, Arizona, California and, closer to Georgia, Hilton Head, South Carolina.

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