The Beltline's first ground-up office building has a name, projected start date and several big blue panels! Developers expect to begin construction on "The Willoughby" in January and open the four-story complex about 10 months later. Snuggled up next to the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark on dead-end Willoughby Way, the project clearly has a modern-day workforce — and Beltline users — in mind.
Atop the building, a 3,800-square-foot rooftop "amenity deck" will have impressive skyline views and a bar/kitchenette for "tenant entertaining purposes," said Jason Eden of Cross-Town Realty, the project's marketers. What's more, each office suite will have two restrooms with showers. "Because of its proximity to the Beltline, we feel that many tenants may want to take advantage of the trail for exercise (and) recreation, or as means of travel to or from the office," Eden said.
Cross-Town Realty and the project's developers, Tecton, have roots in the Old Fourth Ward. They've been headquartered in a modern building they developed on Dallas Street, next to Historic Fourth Ward Park, back in 2000. They're also behind projects such as The Sager Lofts and North Ave. West Commercial Lofts.
At The Willoughby, suites will range from 2,000 square feet up to an entire floor of 15,000 square feet. For true ballers, they'll offer multiple floors for rent, Eden said.
Speaking of rent, Eden said base rates will be in the low-$20 per square foot range. Let's hope that's per year.