Sandy Springs, GA
The City Springs project is a comprehensive public-private partnership with the common goal of developing a new mixed-use development that employs new urbanist principals with a strong civic emphasis to create a true center for the young city of Sandy Springs. The process involved many more stakeholders than a typical project and required intense collaboration orchestrated through a program manager who had to constantly balance project objectives, budgets, schedules and team communication.
Carter was selected as both the master developer and program manager by the City of Sandy Springs for its estimated $300 million Sandy Springs City Center project, a transformational mixed-use public-private development. It is the first development in Sandy Springs to bring a true urban mixed-use environment, creating a unique sense of place and a true town center that the city has lacked since incorporating a decade ago.
The 14-acre development includes a central park, City Hall, retail market square with a mix of retail shops and restaurants, a 294-unit residential development and a 1,000-seat Performing Arts Center. Carter’s program management team managed the delivery of all of the public component work, including the Performing Arts Center, City Office Building, park and the construction of an underground parking deck and work done on the roads surrounding the project site.
Carter’s private development team partnered with Selig Enterprises to develop the residential and retail components.
Construction commenced in July 2015, the residential opened in February 2018, and the public components opened in Summer 2018. The development is expected to be a catalyst for future development and growth in Sandy Springs.