MetLife Secures Approval for Controversial Mixed-Use Development

1 March 2011 (Last Updated March 1st, 2011 18:30)

MetLife has secured approval for a 190,000m², mixed-use development in Georgia, US. Plans for the property include construction of 3,716m² of restaurant space, 6503m2 of retail space, a 211-room hotel, 41,546m² of office space, 546 condominiums and parking decks.

MetLife has secured approval for a 190,000m², mixed-use development in Georgia, US.

Plans for the property include construction of 3,716m² of restaurant space, 6503m2 of retail space, a 211-room hotel, 41,546m² of office space, 546 condominiums and parking decks.

Residents in the area have opposed the plans, saying that the city of Alpharetta was rushing to add density, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Metlife has been given permission to obtain a building permit to show intent to begin construction.

The permit also requires MetLife to make road improvements in the area, including the addition of turn lanes.