Details have been revealed about a massive mixed-use development that could fundamentally change the neighborhood to the south of the planned Westside Reservoir Park.
Quarry Yards, as the project is being called, is slated to rise on 70 acres adjacent to Bankhead MARTA Station, along Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway in Grove Park. The first phase alone is slated to cost some $400 million.
A press release by the Urban Creek development team, backed by former Braves player Mark Teixeira, highlights the planning that has gone into the project since it was first revealed last fall.
The first phase of the project, sited on 27 acres, is planned to feature 575,000 square feet of Class A office space, 850 residential units, a 300-key hotel, and 75,000 square feet of retail and restaurants. Pollack Shores will be a partner on the residential portion of the project, while a deal is in the works to land a partner for the development of a food hall.
Designed by HKS Architects and Populous, the project will tap into the industrial roots of the neighborhood, featuring architecture that utilizes brick, concrete, metal, and glass. Shipping containers will provide a home for start-up businesses and restaurants, while old stone foundations and metal roofs from old structures on the site will be reused.
In addition to enviable proximity to Bellwood Quarry, the project will also tie into the planned Proctor Creek Greenway and the Beltline Westside Trail. The team is working with MARTA to expand Bankhead Station, allowing longer trains to run on the Green Line.
Construction is slated to begin by the end of the year.
- Bankhead could get Mark Teixeira-led mixed-use development [Curbed Atlanta]
- Photos: Touring Atlanta’s Bellwood Quarry, before its transition to a public park [Curbed Atlanta]