At the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Road and Atlantic Blvd/Peachtree Corners East is a land assembly opportunity 30 years in the making. On the edge of the City of Norcross in what city planners call a Gateway Area (see the eastern corner of # 2 on this map) sits a condominium complex known as Crossings Center I (developed in the mid-1980’s). Comprised of 5 buildings measuring approx 41,074 SF and 3.84 acres (zoned C-2), the entire complex is listed for sale at $2,835,000. AL&I is listing 1 of the buildings while NAI Brannen Goddard and GF Property Group list three others and one is listed FSBO. The neighboring parcel which measures approx 4.4 acres (zoned R-75) can also be purchased in the $650-800K range. The entire assembled land parcel would measure approx 8.24 acres. Holcomb Bridge Road has traffic counts approaching 20,000 vehicles per day.
Here is an excerpt from the city’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan describing the city’s vision for this area:
Gateway Areas: Holcomb Bridge Gateway; Medlock Bridge; South Peachtree Street
In the future, these areas will mark entry into the City in order to create a distinct sense of arrival
through aesthetic focal points. Businesses are oriented towards the day-time population, but the
architectural feel suggests traditional Norcross as the traveler transitions from corridors into the
center of the City. City regulations will provide developers an option of creating a plaza, sculpture,
towers, walls or other markers possibly co-funded by City if intended to incorporate way-finding
features serving the broader area. Visual references currently exist in small markers such as the
downtown kiosks as well as in the Norcross branded marker located at the northeast corner of
Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Holcomb Bridge Road. Some development components may
be derived from the images shown herein as well as by the architectural components of a recently
approved development along College and Cemetery Streets (shown in the downtown Norcross
Future development area narrative).
Appropriate Uses and Scale
– Small offices
– Office and personal services
– Food establishments for day-time population
– Convenience shopping
Scale: Mid-rise heights around 4 stories; the City may wish to consider up to 6 stories for
unique developments that provide a distinctive, large scaled gateway marker (public art, plaza,
monument wall with city name).
– Single family homes (following Traditional Neighborhood Design principles)
– Attached row homes (townhomes)
Design and Transportation Considerations
Design should include hierarchy of scale from auto-oriented corridor access to transition to safe,
pedestrian oriented streetscapes. This includes zero front setbacks and parking distributed behind
buildings. Greenway or trail plans should originate at City gateways. This area currently affords
excellent access, an asset that will be carefully managed through shared curb-cuts and interconnectivity across parcels.