A $10-million mixed-use development may be coming to Grant Park. Curbed Atlanta has learned that developers are hoping to bring a five-story project — comprised of apartments, retail, a restaurant and office space — to the lot at 301 Memorial Drive, located between Harden and Hill streets. Documents we found say the project would include 94 apartments (smallish studios, ones and twos), as well as 3,500 square feet of retail and 2,500 square feet for a restaurant. Room would be left for a small amount of office space. Simon Tuohy of Urban Realty Partners tells Curbed that the site is currently under contract and that closing is anticipated by the end of next month. If all goes as planned (which happens, you know, never), construction could be ALL DONE by July '14.
The 301 Memorial project would be an addition to the (hopefully continued) growth of Grant Park's west end. In one of the former locations of iconic live-music dive bar Lenny's, it's only about two-tenths of a mile down from the neighborhood's chief restaurant locale (Tin Lizzy's, Six Feet Under, Republic Social House, etc.) and the next block over from this mystery lot we told you about last week. If the latter development — originally pitched as some type of grocery-restaurant-maybe residential project — comes to fruition as well, things could really get going in Grant Park.
— By Curbed Atlanta contributor Tyler Estep