Mixed-Use Project Coming to Former Leggett Platt Plant

Atlanta  – A joint venture between Fuqua Development and Batson-Cook Development Company (BCDC) has broken ground on new mixed-use project on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail.

The 17-acre site is on Memorial Drive and formerly housed the since-demolished 300,000-square-foot Leggett & Platt building. Fuqua Development’s vision for the property is a mixed-use project with shopping, restaurants and apartment homes anchored by a Publix grocery store and an AMC Theater.

“BCDC has enjoyed a successful partnership with Fuqua Development, which takes the lead on finding intown properties in established neighborhoods and bringing in high-profile national and local retailers,” said Litt Glover, President and CEO, BCDC. “We are thrilled to be a part of Madison Yards and look forward to serving the neighborhoods, the BeltLine and all of Atlanta through this project.”

Madison Yards is one of six mixed-use developments totaling more than 1.5 million square feet of specialty retail space across metro Atlanta being developed through the long-term strategic partnership between BCDC and Fuqua Development. These include the Atlanta Braves mixed-use project in Cobb County, The Battery; Sugarloaf Market Place in Duluth ; Kennesaw Marketplace in Kennesaw; Decatur Crossing in Decatur and Glenwood Place in Grant Park.

Atlanta-based BCDC has long partnered with best in class developers on high profile projects including Novare Group and the SkyHouse program, which has grown to 17 luxury mixed-use towers across the Southeast and Midwest with an overall value of more than $1.5 billion and Principal Senior Living’s Benton House program, which includes health care facilities in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

About BCDC

Founded in 1963, Batson-Cook Development Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kajima USA. It is a fully integrated real estate organization providing development and capital solutions, primarily through partnerships on commercial real estate projects in the Southeastern United States. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Batson-Cook Development Company offers a wide variety of real estate services from development and construction to equity and credit enhancements, to brokerage and property management.

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