Fayette‘s first commercial parking deck rises in Pinewood Forest

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Recognize this structure? It’s the parking deck which will be situated inside the outline of one of the three commercial and residential buildings in the Town Center portion of Pinewood Forest in Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Recognize this structure? It’s the parking deck which will be situated inside the outline of one of the three commercial and residential buildings in the Town Center portion of Pinewood Forest in Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was earlier in 2019 that ground was broken on Phase 1 of the Town Center portion of the large Pinewood Forest residential and retail development in west Fayetteville. Out of the ground now for one of the three new buildings is Fayette’s first commercial and residential parking deck.

After the lengthy process of site preparation, the beginnings of the first of three large commercial and residential buildings is evidenced with the construction of the 2-level parking deck that will be situated in the interior outline of the building closest to Veterans Parkway.

Pinewood Forest President Rob Parker previously noted that the parking deck will be accessed from two streetside locations. The lower deck will be for use by residents while the upper deck will be used by visitors and retail customers.

The three large buildings, each at 4 stories, essentially take the shape of a triangle, square and rectangle, with significant parking space provided in the interior of each.

In total, the three apartment/retail buildings about to undergo construction will include 263 apartments and 40,000 sq. ft. of retail.

Construction of the buildings is expected to be complete in early 2020.

“This is the year that we go vertical on our Town Center at Pinewood Forest,” Parker said previously. “While our residential development has been extremely well-received, the real game-changer is when you can walk to restaurants and shopping, and even take in a movie.”

Located on Veterans Parkway across from Pinewood Atlanta Studios, the Pinewood Forest residential and commercial development situated on 234 acres will be home to 125,000 sq. ft. of mixed-use retail, 150,500 sq. ft. of office/commercial/retail, 300 hotel rooms, 600 multi-family and live-work units, 100 townhome units and 600 single-family residences.

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  1. Parking decks are terrific things to have along the path of light rail lines whether they be MARTA or privately owned or even the monorail thing JT Williams proposed. Logical path to and from Jonesboro is Fayetteville, Piedmont Hospital, Pinewood, Peachtree City, Tyrone and Fairburn. Someday maybe a spur to Newnan if the car traffic gets too bad on Hwy 54.

    So easy to expand a 4-story parking deck into 8 or even 10-stories. Just build a good foundation.

    If you can’t envision 3 or 4 millennials on county commission and3 or 4 on each of the various city councils voting for light rail, you have no imagination or maybe just not paying attention. 2050 is my best guess. Maybe sooner.