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Westside Atlanta projects move forward with Paces Properties partnership

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Two buildings on Howell Mill Road could inject corridor with architectural variety

When renderings emerged this past spring for the two-building Star Metals Atlanta concept on opposite sides of Howell Mill Road, eyebrows raised and hands clapped for the architectural variety the proposals could bring to the blossoming corridor.

It sounds like the concept is moving toward reality now.

In a press release this week, Paces Properties (they of Krog Street Market and Atlanta Dairies fame) announced a partnership with The Allen Morris Company, the developers behind the Star Metals project, to make the $215-million, mixed-use venture happen, What Now Atlanta reports.

More specifically, Paces will be curating the roster of restaurant and retail components on the ground floor, and handling leasing thereafter. Both structures, located just south of Westside Provisions District, are designed to reflect the area’s industrial and railroad history, officials have said.

The multifamily building, Star Metals Residences, would rise nine stories behind Northside Tavern with 409 apartments. Planned amenities include Bocce, yoga, a rooftop pool and club, and a flippin’ community garden with a greenhouse, the release states.

Also expect several slots for 16,500 square feet of street retail.

Meanwhile, across the street, the 14-story Star Metals Offices would replace an unsightly metal yard with twice as much street retail as the residences and 185,000 square feet of offices above.

Notably, plans might call for a rooftop restaurant and bar to crown the offices, offering panoramic and unobstructed views of the entire city.