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Construction Launches on Westside’s Adaptive-Reuse ‘Stockyards’ Complex

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Expect trendy loft offices — and upscale bowling

A recently launched triple-warehouse conversion could help bolster Westside’s status as a trendy, adaptive-reuse hotbed.

Tucked off Howell Mill Road on Brady Avenue, near the Terminal West music venue, the project dubbed "Atlanta Stockyards" will claim the last remaining historic buildings in the old Miller Union Stockyards district west of Midtown, officials say.

Developer Westbridge Partners’ website states that construction began last month, and a tipster reports that Dumpsters and construction fencing have surrounded the property in the last few days.

The first tenants — including an upscale bowling alley — are expected to open next spring.

Last year, developers told the Atlanta Business Chronicle the $30-million venture will transform three former warehouses — including old meatpacking facilities from the early 1900s — into more than 130,000 square feet of retail space and coveted loft offices, echoing the trendy work spaces of crosstown goliath Ponce City Market.

According to Eater, the boutique bowling alley — The Painted Duck — will be a sister concept to Buckhead’s The Painted Pin, both by Justin Amick and team. Billed as a "distinguished drinkery ... and gaming parlor," the concept will offer 18 lanes for duckpin bowling, which uses smaller balls and pins than the traditional game.

Westbridge, the developer, is no stranger to Atlanta’s burgeoning Westside.

A decade ago, they partnered with Jamestown Properties to create the Westside Provisions District. More recent ventures have included Elan Westside, which brought 197 apartments and 11,000 square feet of retail to the corner of 14th Street and Howell Mill Road in 2014.

Here’s a visual preview of the undertaking at 976 Brady Ave. NW:

And the property as it appeared last fall: