A massive, mixed-use “cosmopolitan oasis” that’s been percolating in Central Perimeter since the Great Recession appears to finally be ready for construction.

GID Development Group plans to break ground sometime in the remaining months of 2021 on the initial phase of High Street, a $2-billion Dunwoody proposal near Perimeter Mall that would span 36 acres and cover the equivalent of 10 city blocks.

Puttshack, a fusion of tech-focused mini golf and nightlife, was announced today as High Street’s first anchor tenant. Puttshack’s Perimeter location will span more than 26,000 square feet and follow the successful launch of the brand’s first U.S. location at The Interlock in Atlanta’s West Midtown in April.

Located where Perimeter Center Parkway meets Hammond Drive, near the Dunwoody MARTA station, High Street is being put together by national real estate developer GID after years of delays and the exit of former partners North American Properties.

High Street’s initial phase will include 150,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, roughly 600 luxury apartments, 90,000 square feet of loft offices, and 222,000 square feet of existing office space, officials announced today.

Plans also call for an internal street grid, an emphasis on transit-connectedness, and an open-container policy for the full district.

Broad outlook for future phases. GID Development Group; designs, Dwell Design Studio

Puttshack expects to open at High Street in 2023, in a space overlooking what’s described as an expansive events lawn.

“Our vision for High Street is to deliver a highly connected cosmopolitan oasis in Atlanta’s thriving Central Perimeter market that features an incredible mix of entertainment, shopping, and dining,” Jim Linsley, GID’s president, said in a press release today. “Puttshack at High Street is delivering on that vision and will bring our community the types of new and exciting experiences they crave.”

The Puttshack concept includes automated scoring for players, interactive games at each hole, plus a full restaurant menu and upscale cocktail bar. Future locations have also been announced in suburban Chicago, Miami, Boston, Houston, Nashville, and Scottsdale.

GID Development Group; designs, Dwell Design Studio

“We’re excited to bring Puttshack to another vibrant Atlanta neighborhood as soon as possible,” noted company CEO Joe Vrankin in today’s announcement.

In addition to MARTA rail, the High Street site neighbors State Farm’s massive new three-tower campus in Dunwoody, where more than 8,000 employees are expected to eventually report to work.

High Street's initial phase will include 150,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, roughly 600 luxury apartments, 90,000 square feet of loft offices, and 222,000 square feet of existing office space.GID Development Group; designs, Dwell Design Studio

Images: State Farm's massive, MARTA-connected project is nearly finished (Urbanize Atlanta)