Development Team Reveals Plans for 234-Acre Mixed-Use Project Adjacent to Pinewood Atlanta Studios

by Katie Sloan

Fayetteville, Ga. — A development team comprising Chick-fil-A CEO and Fayette County resident Dan Cathy and Jim Pace of Pace Lynch Corp. has revealed plans for a new master-planned development located adjacent to Pinewood Atlanta Studios, a major movie studio spanning 700 acres and 12 sound stages.

Dubbed Pinewood Forrest, the 234-acre mixed-use project will feature more than 1,300 residences, 300 hotel rooms and 275,00 square feet of commercial offices, street-level retail space and restaurants. In addition to Cathy and Pace, the development team includes town planner Lew Oliver of Whole Town Solutions; construction manager Rick Halbert of Halbert Development; and project director Bill Lynch of Pace Lynch Corp.

Pinewood Forrest will be situated 24 miles from downtown Atlanta, eight miles from Peachtree City, five miles from downtown Fayetteville and close to the corporate headquarters for global employers such as Chick-fil-A, Delta Air Lines, Rinnai and Porsche Cars North America.

The residential component will comprise single-family homes, micro cottages, multifamily flats, townhomes and “tree homes” developed from natural materials.

The project will also feature more than 15 miles of trails and pathways, 118 total acres of public green space, community gardens, pools, playgrounds, a dog park, wellness center and shared meeting spaces.

Development began in June and the development team expects to break ground on the residential component before the end of the year.

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