Suburban Plaza – Demolition begins soon

Documents published by the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association show that developer Selig Enterprises will soon begin demolishing existing structures at Suburban Plaza to make way for a Walmart.

Scott Selig on June 6 provided residents living near Suburban Plaza an update.

“We will begin demolishing a portion of the shopping center in the coming weeks and will commence with our facade renovation this fall,” Selig wrote. “All sidewalks, bike paths, and green space will be done as the construction is taking place.”

Selig wrote that the company expects to have the project completed by next summer and be ready to open in fall of 2015.

The developer also wants community feedback on a special use permit for a Starbucks drive-through at the shopping center. There will be a meeting about that permit on June 24 at North Decatur Presbyterian Church, located at 611 Medlock Road. The meeting begins at 7 pm.

Selig’s letter says the company donated $5,000 to the Medline Livable Centers Initiative Study, a master plan for a 520 acre area that includes the shopping center. According to Medline LCI, the study area is, “framed by four major intersecting corridors: Church Street, Scott Boulevard/Lawrenceville Highway, North Decatur Road and DeKalb Industrial Way. General boundaries are defined by Jordan Lane to the north, Medlock Road to the west, Remington Lane to the south and DeKalb Industrial Way to the east. The DeKalb Medical Center, Patel Plaza and Suburban Plaza are all popular destinations located within the study area.”

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