Westside Atlanta project could bring hotel, offices, residences to already traffic-y area

Wakefield Beasley

A massive mixed-use development, with loft offices, apartments, and a hotel could soon begin construction in one of the most heavily trafficked areas of West Midtown.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that the 11.5-acre site at the southeast corner of 14th Street and Howell Mill Road will be transformed into “The Interlock.” Development plans have been in the works for nearly a year on a site that’s sat empty since the spring of 2015, when a heavy equipment rental business hightailed for less bougie pastures.

According to developer S.J. Collins, the project received unanimous approval at this week’s Marietta Street Artery Association meeting.

Plans call for nearly 200,000 square feet of loft office space in a six-story building, topped by a restaurant with sweeping views of the city. The offices will likely house many startups coming out of Georgia Tech, which owns the land, and the affiliated Georgia Advanced Technology Ventures.

In addition to offices, the development could boast 90,000 square feet of retail, nearly 400 residences, and a 140-room hotel. Bucking the trend of exclusively rental options for residents, the venture has potential for 40 for-sale flats and 18 townhomes.

The site today.

Some affordable housing will reportedly be set aside in the apartments, but prices for the for-sale units will likely be well outside of the “affordable” range.

Wakefield Beasley is the master architect, with Square Feet Studio also involved.

In the summer, Georgia Tech officials indicated there were no immediate plans to develop the site, despite having selected a developer to bring the project to fruition.

No word on exactly when construction will get underway.

For more information about pricing and development specifics, check out the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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