Whole Foods to move regional office to new building at Colony Square

A rendering of the reimagined Colony Square with the movie theater at center. (Courtesy North American Properties)

North American Properties (NAP) has unveiled plans for an 87,500-square-foot mixed-use building at the reimagined Colony Square in Midtown. The new six-story building, known as Building 300, will house five floors of office space over street-level retail and is estimated to deliver in early 2020. Whole Foods Market Inc. will be the anchor tenant with their South regional office, and occupy about 30,000 square feet, which encompasses two floors of the new building.

Located on the site of Colony Square’s old atrium shops, Building 300 will feature 11-foot finished ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and street-level retailers and restaurants. The new building has approximately 30,000 square feet of rentable space on floors five and six.

“We are thrilled to open our South regional office at Colony Square,” Whole Foods regional president Bobby Turner said in a media statement. “We wanted an office in an urban, creative community that celebrates food and offers our team members a collaborative workspace and a variety of mobility options. We also appreciate that Colony Square offers team members opportunities to enjoy the space as more than just a work environment.”

The relocation will bring approximately 90 Whole Foods Market regional team members to Midtown and the new office will feature a test kitchen for the culinary team to innovate and test new recipes.

NAP acquired Colony Square in 2015 and broke ground on dramatic renovations to the mixed-used site in 2017. Upon completion, Colony Square will feature 40,000 square feet of community gathering places; 160,000 square feet of entertainment, retail, fitness and restaurants; a 28,000-square-foot food hall; and 172,000 square feet of new office space. This comes in addition to its existing 466-room hotel, 262 residences and 740,000 square feet of office. The first phase will deliver in late 2019.

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