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First Look: Westside's Latest Mixed-Use Offering

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Perennial Properties broke ground this week on the Westside's latest apartment offering, a mixed-use development that hopes to add residents and restaurants to the burgeoning neighborhood by early next year. Jay McGinnity, Perennial's development manager, told Curbed the project will bring 230 apartments and roughly 9,000 square feet of retail space to a submarket that's flush with construction activity at the moment. The mid-rise building will face Howell Mill Road and Brady Avenue on a lot next door to Ford Fry's The Optimist restaurant. For now, the project is unnamed. "We've got a couple of finalists," McGinnity said, "but nothing official yet."

The retail would be broken down into two large restaurants, with one or two smaller shops, McGinnity said. One eatery would face Howell Mill Road, with the other at the corner of Brady Avenue and 8th Street. Renderings suggest both could incorporate outdoor seating.

After breaking ground Monday, the developer hopes to begin leasing in early 2015, McGinnity said. The project joins another Perennial venture that's rising in Poncey-Highland called 755 North, which overlooks the Beltline on North Avenue.

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