A newly proposed mixed-use development targeting Atlanta’s westside would include 230 apartments and 9,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space wrapped around a multilevel parking deck.
Perennial Properties wants to rezone 2.965 acres of property bounded by 9th Street, 8th Street, Brady Avenue and Howell Mill Road near where The Optimist restaurant currently sits and hopefully deliver the project by fall of 2014.
The proposed rezoning from I-1 and I-2 to MRC-3 for 930 Howell Mill is to enable the site to allow multifamily units to be constructed on the property, along with the retail and restaurant in the existing building to remain.
In its application to the city, Perennial Properties indicated the project is a re-development that will add to the 12,000 square feet of existing restaurant and retail/loft office space at the property. It will will not have an adverse effect on the availability of public facilities, utilities and services in the area according to the application.
As in Midtown, apartment construction has picked up in 2012 on the westside.
A few blocks north at the Howell Mill/14th intersection, construction crews began work in October on the Elan Westside Apartments project. The apartment project is part of a larger development project known as ‘169 14th Street’ that will ultimately see a joint venture between Prudential Real Estate Investors and Greystar Real Estate Partners deliver a 7-story building with 197 apartments and 11,000 square feet of retail space in late summer or fall of 2013.
Also in October, Walton Communities broke ground on a 4-story, 250-unit apartment project at the intersection of Huff Road and Foster Street near the Goat Farm Arts Center.