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Chamblee Plaza to Get Facelift

The nearly 20-acre property on Peachtree Boulevard will see new life, new property owners say.

Friday's inaugural Chamblee Plaza Food Truck Rally was only the first step of an extensive plan to breathe new life into the mostly vacant Chamblee Plaza on Peachtree Boulevard in Chamblee.

The Trinity Development Group, Inc., which purchased the Chamblee Plaza earlier this year, held a fireside chat with about 75 residents on Wednesday to discuss its plans to bring new life to the development.

"They (residents) gave us some really good insight to provide that sense of community," said David Henzlik, Trinity's managing partner of leasing.

The fireside chat, held at the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant, was the first in a series of town hall meetings the Trinity management team plans to host.

Henzlik said the developers plan to construct a park behind the IHOP once a $250,000 landscaping plan with the City of Chamblee is approved.

Henzlik said Trinity's vision is to eventually have the food truck rally at night with lights and music, outdoor movies and more. He's already in discussions with interested parties about how they can be involved in the Chamblee Plaza redevelopment, according to a Trinity release.

“Chamblee Plaza is located on one of the hottest developing corridors in North Atlanta,” stated Vince Riggio, founding partner of Trinity.

“I’m excited about redeveloping Chamblee Plaza into a retail center that will draw people not only from Chamblee, but also Brookhaven, the Windsor Parkway corridor, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, and Doraville, with high quality local, regional, and national retailers, mixed with family entertainment and dining. We’ll do extensive landscaping, and will work closely with the City of Chamblee to ensure our redevelopment plans are in keeping with their vision for
Chamblee as ‘A City on the Right Track!’”

“I’m confident we’ll assemble a portfolio of tenants that will meet and exceed the needs of the citizenry who will make Chamblee Plaza a planned destination,” Riggio stated.

Jack of Kings October 08, 2012 at 04:23 PM
I understand that Trinity Development will have another open meeting with the neighborhood soon. I hope we get alerted to that meeting by Patch or the other publications out there. I missed the first one. These meetings can be helpful to both sides-- neighborhood input and ideas and the developer floating out their plans for feedback.
"E Pluribus Unum" October 08, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Phil, good suggestion.
Jack of Kings October 10, 2012 at 04:44 PM
It will be interesting to see if Trinity incorporates those tall Magnolia trees into their landscaping plan or they cut them down for the benefit of their tenants wanting sign exposure on Peachtree. Sometimes the right thing to do for keeping trees is not the right thing to do economically. Hope they keep a few up at the minimum.
Jack of Kings October 24, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Has anyone heard when the next Trinity open meeting on Chamblee Plaza is scheduled? I go the impression there would be another community meeting with the developer. Thanks to anyone who can find out.
Karen June 13, 2013 at 11:41 PM
Sounds like window shopping without money! Oh, the Pink Pony will be a partner in flipping the bill for Chamblee Plaza. Has any one noticed all of the delinquent property along PIB? Lofty goals for empty pockets , if course don't forget your skyrocketing property taxes will also fund these projects! Don't be fooled into thinking your opinion on the matter is given any consideration after all it is politics !!!!!! K. Peacock

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