Community Prime for Redevelopment Success
Dermatology Surgery & Aesthetic Center Inv
As the Evermore Community Improvement
District (CID) continues to plan the revitalization of the Highway
78 corridor, the reality of a median safety project, high-end
business location and property redevelopment is coming to fruition.
early success stories, is the family owned and operated Premiere
Dermatology Surgery & Aesthetic Center. Established in Decatur for
over 13 years, founders Adejia and Dr. Windell Boutte selected the
Lake Lucerne area for their second facility.
Premiere Dermatology Surgery &
Aesthetic Center currently employs 16 staff members
comprised of Medical Doctors, Physician Assistants, Laser
Technicians, Estheticians, and Administrators. Future expansion
plans include 10 additional positions in the near future.
practitioner’s aspect of Premiere Aesthetic Center is Dr. Windell
Boutte, a board-certified dermatologist who has practiced in the
Metro Atlanta area since 1997.
Premiere Aesthetic Center
is comprised of three entities:
Premiere Dermatology and Surgery,
Aesthetic & Laser Boutique,
Le Pavilion Medspa.
Offering highly advanced treatments for all medical, cosmetic and
surgical dermatologic needs, Premiere Aesthetic Center is the only
comprehensive facility of its kind in the Evermore Community.
Adejia Boutte, Dr.
Boutte’s husband, provides the business operations and property
management for the practice. According to Adejia, the decision to
locate on the Highway 78 corridor was more appealing than other
areas due to market demand, commercial visibility, traffic flow and
overall exposure. The Highway 78 and Evermore Community appeal
prevailed in the location decision as compared to commercial areas
such as Highway 29 in Lawrenceville and Highway 138 in Conyers.
the purchase of premium commercial property and a $3.2M
redevelopment investment, Adejia Boutte was at the forefront of the
process and has a great deal of insight to share. Prior to the
construction of Premiere’s architecturally attractive facility, Mr.
Boutte had to demolish pre-existing structures and invest in
substantial infrastructure improvements.
significant infrastructure improvement was installation of sewer
lines. The revitalization project required a new sewer line
extension under Highway 78 in order to connect to existing lines on
the other side of the street. Mr. Boutte used advanced technology
known as Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) for this challenging aspect
of the redevelopment.
geophysical method that
radar pulses to image the
subsurface. This non-destructive method detects reflected signals
from subsurface structures and provides 3-dimensional renderings of
objects, changes in material, voids and cracks underneath the
surface. Engineers use GPR in a variety of media, including rock,
soil, ice, fresh water, pavements and structures. According to
Adejia Boutte, this technology mapped out exactly where the sewer
line installation was most cost effective and saved approximately
$250K-$300K in infrastructure costs.
Today, a beautifully
designed and highly advanced technological aesthetic center stands
tall as an example of successful revitalization in Evermore.
the median safety project underway at the heart of Premiere’s newest
location, Adejia is confident that the median will not compromise
business. Adejia advises, “We are a destination-business with
growth that has thus far exceeded our anticipated goal. Evermore’s
plans for streetscapes is visually appealing and will greatly
enhance our particular client atmosphere.” Concerning the “Memorial
Drive Mentality” adds Adejia, “Memorial Drive wasn’t even a U.S.
Highway, and was never aesthetically enhanced or fostered by a
community focused organization such as the Evermore CID.”
Dermatology Surgery & Aesthetic Center is exactly the type of
redevelopment that we are excited about”, says Brett Harrell,
Executive Director of the Evermore CID. “With other Class-A
professional developments planned along the entire corridor from
Stone Mountain to Snellville, the future of the Highway 78 corridor
is most definitely bright. We look forward to welcoming many more
Evermore successes in the future”, concludes Harrell.