Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis announced his support of plans to replace the former GoldKist HQ site at with a city-owned sports complex. This complex would feature soccer fields, lacrosse fields, and twenty ALTA-rated tennis courts, which combined with the close proximity to MARTA, hotels, dining, and shopping amenities, could draw large tennis events to the area. Davis plans to pay for the 262,000 SF empty office building and the 15 acre lot it sits on by raising the city’s hotel tax to 8% and putting the additional finds towards the property’s purchase.
Nothing is set in stone, though. When GoldKist vacated the property last year after its merger with Pilgrim’s Pride, it became one of the last big blocks of contiguous space left in the very popular Central Perimeter submarket. Because of this, it has generated interested from potential buyers and investors alike. There have even been talks of converting the property into a multi-family site.
Written by: Katie Fidler, Wildmor RealtyShare