BCDC, Fuqua Development Break Ground on Publix GreenWise-Anchored Project

Sandy Plains Marketplace is 8th JV Between Atlanta-Based Developers

Atlanta (September 15, 2018) — The joint-venture partnership between Batson-Cook Development Company (BCDC) and Fuqua Development Company has broken ground on Sandy Plains Marketplace, a Publix GreenWise Market-anchored retail development on Sandy Plains Road at Shallowford Road. 

The 185,000-square-foot project in the popular East Cobb neighborhood in the Atlanta suburbs is expected to open later this year. It will feature chef-driven restaurants Daddy’s Burger Bar, MOD Pizza and Jim N’ Nicks B-B-Q. The organic Publix GreenWise Market will be the first of its kind in Georgia. 

The 14-acre site is the former Mountain View Elementary School. 

Sandy Plains Marketplace is the eighth development totaling more than 2 million square feet of specialty retail space across metro Atlanta that either has been or is 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; Decatur Crossing in Decatur; Glenwood Place in Grant Park; Kennesaw Marketplace in Kennesaw, Peachtree Corners Market Town Center in Gwinnett County and Madison Yards in Atlanta. 

Atlanta-based BCDC has long partnered with best-in-class developers on high profile projects including Novare Group on the SkyHouse program, which has grown to 18 luxury mixed-use towers across the Southeast and Midwest with an overall value of more than $1.75 billion and Principal Senior Living’s Benton House program, which includes 15 health care facilities in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. 

In addition to being the co-developer, BCDC provided sponsor equity and pursuit capital for Sandy Plains Marketplace. 

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.