Marietta, Ga. — North American Properties (NAP) has gained unanimous approval from the Cobb County Board of Commissioners for its redevelopment plan of the Avenue East Cobb, an open-air shopping center located in the northeast Atlanta suburb of Marietta. Plans call for a portion of the central building near Kale Me Crazy to be demolished to make way for an 8,000-square-foot area called The Plaza that will be surrounded by restaurants with patios. The Plaza will feature a covered, raised stage for performances; an LED screen for broadcasting live events; and a deck with soft, flexible seating. Connected to The Plaza will be a 500-square-foot concierge building with optional valet that will be offered seasonally and during large-scale events. Two 2,500-square-foot, standalone retail and restaurant buildings will also be constructed adjacent to the concierge station. Additionally, NAP has secured new leases with Warby Parker, New York Butcher Shoppe and Tempur-Pedic, as well as a Kendra Scott pop-up and Vanilla Café. The Cincinnati-based developer will begin the permitting process immediately with plans to host a public groundbreaking celebration later this fall. NAP is partnering with PGIM Real Estate for the redevelopment of Avenue East Cobb, which Atlanta-based Cousins Properties opened in 1999.