Piedmont Center 2.0

Considered to be the largest office park in Buckhead, the 45-acre Piedmont Center might also be one of the greenest, with a densely wooded landscape unique for a commercial development along Piedmont Road. Soon, it will add something else to its list of distinguishing features: a new entertainment district named Oxton. With all 14 of the center’s buildings now under the sole ownership of Atlanta-based real estate investment firm The Ardent Companies, the time was right to reimagine part of the property, says Ardent’s managing director, Mike Guynn. “Piedmont Center has beautiful green spaces and all the other right elements necessary to create something different for Buckhead. The food, beverage and retail district will invigorate the space, offering a true mixed-use environment for its tenants, neighbors and community.”

In partnership with Westbridge and Bridger Properties, Ardent plans to repurpose 35,000 square feet of ground-floor office space into a best-in-class local food and beverage district, whose design will be led by Square Feet Studio.  “There will be something for everyone to enjoy morning, noon and night. Oxton will provide a perfect environment for creative operators to enter or expand into the Buckhead market.” Other amenities will include an adjoining courtyard with outdoor seating, an acre of surrounding greenspace, and connectivity to the area’s PATH400 walking trail.

Scheduled to break ground in the third quarter this year and slated to open in 2024, Oxton is a development that Guynn believes is long overdue for Buckhead. “While there are great mixed-use destinations in other parts of Metro Atlanta, Buckhead has been largely left out of the fun. This district will truly be the first of its kind in the area.”

By the Numbers

Winding through neighborhoods including Ormewood Park, Reynoldstown and Adair Park, the Atlanta BeltLine’s Southside Trail is getting closer to being fully paved. Construction recently began on a section of the trail extending from Boulevard to Glenwood Avenue, which when finished will connect the Glenwood Park and Grant Park neighborhoods with a paved, multi-use trail. beltline.org


Miles paved so far along the Southside Trail

1.2 miles

Length of the segment currently under construction

14 ft

Width of the trail’s concrete multi-use paths


Acreage of land purchased for Southside Trail


Miles of the 22-mile BeltLine mainline trail loop built to date


Miles of connector trails