The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia on September 7, 2006 · JH5
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Filename: JH5-NSIDE-HZON0907-NSIDEZH Date/Time created: Sep 6 2006 2:16:28:106AM Username: SPEED4 HZON0907 Thursday, Sep 07, 2006 NSIDE 5JH HZON 5 JH Cyan Magenta Yellow Black The Atlanta Journal-Constitution / Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006 / JH5 *SUZ21OA001KB* 5 JH $EGL+*A3))*=4$ Cyan Magenta Yellow Black HZON Filename: JH5-NSIDE-HZON0907-NSIDEZH Date/Time created: Sep 6 2006 2:16:28:110AM Username: SPEED4 the city’s conditions requires the developers, led by Thomas Enterprises, to extend Westside Parkway between Webb Bridge Road and Old Milton Parkway. The council also limited the developers’ ability to lure ex - isting businesses from North Point Mall and other shopping centers in Alpharetta. Prospect Park will be allowed to rent no more than 15 percent of its space to retailers already in the city until 2016. Case and Thannisch said that won’t be a problem. They said they are trying to land ul - traexclusive retailers who don’t have a presence in the metro area, or who may only have locations at Phipps Plaza or Lenox Square in Buckhead. Alpharetta officials are enthusiastic about the project. James Drinkard, the city’s economic development coordinator, said it’s probably more important for what it can do to enhance the city’s image than because of the tax dollars it will generate. “This is a one-of-a kind project. I think when folks see this, it’s going to establish a new bar,” Drinkard said. “I think, more than anything, it’s image and it’s providing our residents with shopping choices and lifestyle choices that aren’t currently here.” Renderings courtesy of Thomas Enterprises The Stanbury is being billed as Alpharetta’s next star destination outside the Perimeter. Developer Hal Thannisch said, “Alpharetta is affluent and we want the money to stay in Alpharetta.” Prospect: Stanbury hotel, condos offer luxury the metro Atlanta area. It will be designed to host events with up to 1,000 guests. “We call it cover material for bridal magazines,” he said. Three residential towers behind the hotel will offer condominiums starting at $1.5 million. A walk out the front door of the hotel will lead to a pedestrian Main Street that will feature valet parking, boutique shops, white-table restaurants and office space targeting professionals such as architects and attorneys. Kevin Case, senior vice president of development for Thomas Enterprises, which will be the owner and operator of the hotel, said everything in Prospect Park is being designed to create a Northside destination. “We don’t really want to be able to compare this to anything,” he said. The developers say the project should mesh well with Alpharetta’s plans to redevelop downtown into a new live/ work/play destination including a park with a town square feel. They say both projects will give people more reasons to come into town, rather than go into Atlanta for shopping and entertainment. Case and Thannisch said that about 60 percent of the retail space in Prospect Park is in negotiation with possible tenants, but they’re not ready to name any of them yet. The Alpharetta City Council approved the mixed-use development last year. One of ➤ Continued from J 1 NORTHSIDE Investigators without break in Endres case By MARCIA LANGHENRY The flurry of renewed interest into what happened to a slain Forsyth County hairdresser after her remains were found in December has not ended, but the investigation has slowed, according to the GBI and relatives of the victim. Patrice Endres disappeared from her salon north of Cumming on April 15, 2004, and her remains were found a few miles away in Dawson County 20 months later. “We found her and that’s what matters,” said Endres’ sister, Kyleen Kramer. While Kramer and other family members still hope for answers to the abduction and slaying, Kramer said she believes authorities have lost interest in the case. “It is what it is,” she said. “I quit calling them [investigators] in May.” When Endres’ remains were found in the woods behind Lebanon Baptist Church on Dec. 6, 2005, the crime changed from one of a missing person to a homicide. That led to a new task force with members from both the county Sheriffs’ Of - fices and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation meeting daily to review piles of potential leads produced during the Forsyth County investigation, GBI spokesman John Bankhead said. A cause of death was determined soon after the discovery of Endres’ remains, but that information is being withheld during the investigation, Bankhead said. Patrice Endres disappeared on April 15, 2004, near Cumming. Her body was discovered 20 months later. Prospect Park ➤ A “5-star plus” boutique hotel. ➤ 82 luxury condominiums. ➤ 750,000 square feet of retail space with an emphasis on upscale shops and restaurants designed around a pedestrian “Main Street.” ➤ Multiplex cinema. ➤ 350,000 square feet of Class A office space. ➤ Large public areas and gardens that can host weddings, concerts and other special events. ➤ 143 guest rooms, with the typical “standard” room at 525 square feet. ➤ A 14,000-square-foot “destination” spa. ➤ A 1,500-square-foot conservatory that will be the centerpiece of a 2-acre botanical garden. ➤ Butler service for each room. ➤ Three culinary suites with full kitchens that can be used for dinner parties or other “epicurean adventures.” ➤ Condos starting at $1.5 million and topping out around $2.3 million. ➤ The two- and three- bedroom units will range from 2,600 to 3,900 square feet. ➤ The 82 condo units in Phase 1 will include private outdoor entertainment areas with fireplaces and summer kitchens. ➤ Residents will have access to concierge service, catering, laundry and other services through the hotel. ➤ A full-sized, furnished two-bedroom condo and a standard hotel room will be available for walk-through at the sales center scheduled to open by Nov. 1. — Dalton RUG NORTH GEORGIA PREMIUM OUTLET MALL 800 HWY. 400S SUITE 745 DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534 706.216.5019 Labor Day Sale 30% OFF All Rugs TO SUBSCRIBE: 404-522-4141 OR: We all read the AJC every day. 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