DECATUR, GA. — EDENS has changed the name of North Dekalb Mall to Lulah Hills. The rebrand is part of the developer’s plan to redevelop the mall into a 73-acre mixed-use community in the eastern Atlanta suburb of Decatur. According to EDENS, the name Lulah Hills is based on landscape architect Frederick Olmstead’s original naming concept for the Druid Hills residential suburb.
The North DeKalb Mall originally opened in 1965. EDENS acquired the property in 2021, and the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved the rezoning of the site in 2022.
Lulah Hills will comprise 2.5 million square feet upon completion, including 320,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, 1,700 multifamily units, 100 townhomes, a 150-key hotel and a walking trail to Emory University. Demolition of the mall is expected to begin later this year, with initial phases of the project to be completed by 2025.