Dirt turned for Pinewood Forest’s office-retail building

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Peachtree City-based developer Pace Lynch had its Calistoa Lake McIntosh mixed used project turned away with a rezoning denial by the Peachtree City Council May 16, but it broke ground the next day on a signature mixed use building at Pinewood Forest in Fayetteville, shown above in an architectural rendering.
Peachtree City-based developer Pace Lynch had its Calistoa Lake McIntosh mixed used project turned away with a rezoning denial by the Peachtree City Council May 16, but it broke ground the next day on a signature mixed use building at Pinewood Forest in Fayetteville, shown above in an architectural rendering.

The most recent addition to the ever-expanding setting at Pinewood Forest in Fayetteville came May 17, with the groundbreaking for the 52,824 sq. ft. Two Ten office and retail building on J. Arthur Rank Avenue. The new addition to Pinewood Forest is expected to open in January 2020.

A project of Pace Lynch Corp., the building will be situated adjacent to the Piedmont Wellness Center on J. Arthur Rank Avenue. Two Ten will include street-level restaurant and retail space, three levels of creative loft and medical office space and a 2,500 sq, ft. rooftop with a restaurant and bar.

The 4-story building will utilize locally-sourced, mid-1880s reclaimed brick, Pace Lynch Principal Jason Pace told those assembled for the groundbreaking.

“I can’t tell you how excited we are to be here today, in the beautiful city of Fayetteville. This will be a best-in-class mixed-use building for the Fayetteville and the south metro Atlanta market,” said Pace. “Sustainability blending together with great design is something we want to be intentional about. We are thrilled to be reclaiming locally sourced bricks that were once hand-packed into wooden molds then fired in an earthen kiln on the shores of the Chattahoochee River in the late 1800s.”

Speaking at the ground-breaking, Fayetteville Mayor Ed Johnson said, “We are extremely excited and delighted about what’s transpiring here at Pinewood Forest. The entire city will be proud, and what is happening here compliments what’s happening downtown.”

Also commenting during the brief ceremony, Pinewood Forest President Rob Parker thanked the city, Fayette County Development Authority, Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and a host of others for their ongoing efforts.

“Dan’s vision is being realized,” Parker said, referencing Pinewood Forest Chief Visionary Dan Cathy. Cathy is also CEO of Chick-fil-A Corp.

Wakefield Beasley and Associates designed the office building, complete with 10-foot-high floor to finished ceiling windows and concrete floors. Loft office and retail areas will feature 14- and 20-foot ceilings respectively.

“The unique look of this building, with reclaimed brick, black metal trim and soaring ceilings, will perfectly complement the informal vibe and distinct design of the Pinewood Forest community,” said Lamar Wakefield of Wakefield Beasley and Associates.

“As we create a dynamic, walkable downtown for south metro Atlanta with the best food, hotel and entertainment options in the market, this mixed-use office/retail/entertainment complex adds an exceptional option to the mix of professional workspace offered at adjacent Pinewood Atlanta Studios, nearby Piedmont Fayette Hospital, and the extensive corporate community within minutes of Pinewood Forest,” added Bill Lynch, project director for Pinewood Forest and principal of Pace Lynch Corporation.

The building will be developed, leased and owned by Pace Lynch.

Pinewood Forest is located on Veterans Parkway, directly across from Pinewood Atlanta Studios.

Shoveling the first dirt for the nearly 53,000 sq. ft. Two Ten office and retail building at Pinewood Forest on May 17 were, from left, Fayetteville Mayor Ed Johnson, Pace Lynch Principal Jason Pace, Pinewood Forest President Rob Parker and Pace Lynch Principal Bill Lynch. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Shoveling the first dirt for the nearly 53,000 sq. ft. Two Ten office and retail building at Pinewood Forest on May 17 were, from left, Fayetteville Mayor Ed Johnson, Pace Lynch Principal Jason Pace, Pinewood Forest President Rob Parker and Pace Lynch Principal Bill Lynch. Photo/Ben Nelms.