Atlanta Bread – Perimeter Point
Perimeter Center is a neighborhood and major edge city in metro Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It is centered on Perimeter Mall, the nucleus around which it has formed. Perimeter Center is located north of Atlanta proper, and lies within three cities – Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs. It is one of metro Atlanta’s largest business districts and one of the largest edge cities in the United States, comprising over 29,000,000 square feet (2,700,000 m2) of office space, 6,000,000 square feet (560,000 m2) of retail space, and 40,000 residents.Like many edge cities, Perimeter Center was farmland until the late 1960s. In 1971, Perimeter Mall opened, constructed on a former cow pasture and debuting as the seventh mall in metro Atlanta. Perimeter Mall was ostensibly named after the 64-mile (103 km) long Interstate 285 which circumscribes Atlanta’s perimeter, and at one time was the edge of Atlanta’s suburban extent.
Since the opening of the mall, Perimeter Center was developed though office parks constructed adjacent to the mall, including the Ravinia and Concourse complexes in the 1980s. An expansion of Georgia 400 in 1993 provided a direct highway link to Buckhead. A MARTA transit connection was established with the opening of the Dunwoody and Medical Center Stations in 1996 and the Sandy Springs Station in 2000. Perimeter Center was a focal point for the incorporation of Sandy Springs in 2005 and Dunwoody in 2008. While DeKalb County threatened to sue Dunwoody over Perimeter Center’s inclusion in the new city, the lawsuit never came to fruition.
Source – Wikipedia