Accessibility, Ambience, and Efficiency


What is 3580 Pierce Drive?

3580 Pierce Drive is a loft-office building. Once a warehouse, it was carefully renovated into a first class office building offering very high ceilings, brick walls, mezzanines, and skylights.

Why did you choose this particular building to renovate?

It is uniquely qualified to address the needs of businesses. It’s a stone’s throw from a traffic light, thus getting onto the major thoroughfare (Peachtree Parkway) is a breeze. It possessed a parking area large enough to accommodate roughly 4 parking spaces for each 1,000 feet of area, the amount of parking necessary for a successful building (less parking can be problematic.) The bones of the building were attractive, and it had sufficient ceiling height to allow the installation of mezzanines—something not all lofts can offer.

What kind of firms would choose such a building?

Our tenants cover the gamut of business enterprises including insurance, real estate, consulting, Internet technology, practice management, and the finest salon in Atlanta.

Where were these firms before they moved to the building?

Buckhead, Brookhaven, Dunwoody, College Park, and Midtown.

Did the Chamblee area factor into their decision to move to the building?

Absolutely, Chamblee is a strategic location for ready access to virtually all parts of Atlanta. It’s but a few minutes from Buckhead, Perimeter Mall, Pill Hill, I-280, I-85, and DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. Our tenant who was originally located in Buckhead estimates that his staff saves hours a month in transportation time serving clients located throughout Atlanta. The Chamblee MARTA Station is but a few blocks away thus making it easy to get to the airport.

How about costs? Is the building more expensive than standard office space?

The lease costs are competitive, but when you consider that no rental is assessed on mezzanine areas, the averaged rental rate is less than standard space.

Where in Chamblee is the building located?

The building is on Pierce Drive just west of the traffic light at Peachtree Boulevard; it’s next door to the OfficeDepot, two properties down from the Chamblee SunTrust, and around the corner from Chamblee High School.

Will the school remain open into the long term?

Yea, the school is finished, $70M worth.  It’s one of the coolest looking high schools in the State of Ga.

Does the school present any problems?

Quite to the contrary, it serves as a foundation of sorts for the overall area. As this response was being typed, the author walked outside where we heard the school’s band warming up for the new school year. Few sounds are any more captivating.

How about other amenities?

Wallgreen’s and QT are across Peachtree Boulevard, the WalMart Super Store is just down the way, and as most know, no area of Atlanta boasts more interesting restaurants than Chamblee/Doraville.

How would you compare Chamblee with other areas in Atlanta?

The government is smaller and more personal. The Chamblee Police department is second to none. Chamblee offers unparalleled convenience.

Interested in being a part of 3580 Pierce Drive?