Alpharetta to hear plans for school ‘adaptive reuse’

The Alpharetta Planning Commission has set a public hearing for February on a proposal to convert a former school site into a mixed-use commercial complex with offices, stores and a culinary school.

The hearing on the Kimball Bridge School Adaptive Reuse project, 154 Kimball Bridge Road, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the City Council chambers at Alpharetta City Hall, 2 Park Plaza. The 4.4-acre site currently houses a Fulton County school maintenance facility in a school building dating to 1950.

Stonewalk Companies LLC proposes converting the property to 210,000 square feet of offices, 10,000 square feet of shopping, a 16,000-square-foot culinary school, and 24,000 square feet of restaurant use and structured parking. The developer seeks rezoning from SU (Special Use) to O-I (Office-Institutional), as well as a number of variances. Information:

“Our intent is to restore the historic school as a mixed-use food hall, entertainment, retail and office similar to other in-town redevelopments such as Krog Street, Stockyards and on a much larger scale, Ponce City Market,” Stonewalk said in its application to the city.