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22 October 2014

Serenbe Plans 200,000 Square Feet of Commercial Office Space in Chattahoochee Hills

Serenbe, one of metro Atlanta's best kept secrets, announced plans to build 200,000 square feet of commercial office space; including a stand-alone office building that will serve as the environmental engineering headquarters for Southeastern Engineering, Inc. (SEI)

(The Blue Eyed Daisy Bake Shop is part of a collection of businesses in Chattahoochee Hills' Serenbe community. Image courtesy The Serenbe Inn)
With the recession behind us and the growth and value of walk-up communities, we are excited to move forward with the first of 200,000 sq. ft. of planned office space, says Serenbe founder, Steve Nygren. "We are also planning a 110-room hotel, and will announce details in early 2015."

SEI is scheduled to open for business in June 2015; the new office was designed by architect Michael Landry and is being built by Stonecrest Homes. SEI has worked hands-on with Serenbe since 2002. The company’s role has been multi-faceted, providing the gamut of services including green infrastructure design and permitting, trail design, builder services, construction staking, final platting and more.

“Working with Serenbe has been a great opportunity for SEI to showcase its professional capabilities and be involved in the growth of the Chattahoochee Hills area,” says Chad Epple, PE and Vice President of SEI. “We value the relationship we’ve forged with the community, and look forward to continuing it. This new office location suits both our needs and the needs of the Serenbe community."

In addition to SEI locating their environmental engineering division in Chattahoochee Hills, Serenbe’s fast paced commercial growth will increase with the November ground breaking of the anticipated Textile Lofts. This will be Serenbe’s first apartment building, located in Phase II Grange with over 10,000 sq. ft. of ground floor retail that already has a tenant waiting list. These varied segments of office, commercial and nearly 100 new homes under construction, in permit or design, total over $85M in new construction for 2015.

Serenbe is pioneering a new community model connected to nature on the edge of Atlanta. It is a neighborhood with fresh food and fresh air that makes wellbeing as natural as nature itself. A community built with a sense of place; where people live, work, learn and play in celebration of life’s beauty. With over 400 residents and 180 homes, Serenbe is the first community to successfully build a self-sustaining organic farm, three farm-to-table restaurants and over 30 businesses all connected by 15 miles of nature trails in a 1,000 acre rural place based development.