Newly available plans and renderings show University House's retail components more clearly than ever before. Along with 268 apartments for Georgia Tech students, the 19-story tower will feature two ground-floor retail spaces of about 2,200 square feet and a 4,120-square-foot restaurant space with a 446-square foot patio. The businesses, expected to open next spring, will have Spring Street frontage across the street from Publix.
With the existing retail on the corridor (see above) and as much as 5,000 square feet of retail going in next door at Centergy North (aka Tech Square Tower), the area stands to become a thriving commercial district with appeal that extends well past the 706 Tech students living in University House — particularly if the right
brands set up shop. According to MSC Retail, which is handling the leasing for the Inland American Communities development, the 40,100 people in the "trade area" (greater Midtown) have an average income of $91,185 and are, on average, 29.7 years old.
· University House Eyes Summer '15 Debut, 2-Story Retail [Curbed Atlanta]