The landscape of the American dream is forever changing as more and more millennials and empty nesters move into the urban core in cities all over America.
Looking to live where they work and play, many people are trading long commutes for the ability to reside in an area that affords them the opportunity to enjoy an active, energetic lifestyle. As the trend toward urban living steadily rises, Georgia based developer S.J. Collins Enterprises has created a strategic plan to identify older urban industrial cores that are ready to be redeveloped.
North Decatur Square in Decatur, Ga. is one of those cores. Formerly a car dealership, the 18-acre site will soon be home to an 86,000-square-foot mixed-used shopping district.
“That walkable lifestyle is what’s in demand,” says Jeff Garrison, partner at S.J. Collins Enterprises. “People want to be able to walk everywhere and leave their cars at home. They want to go have a good dinner, grab an ice cream and make an evening of strolling around their neighborhood.”