Atlanta’s fast-evolving “Upper Westside” is soon to be injected with needed retail and restaurant offerings, should a $40 million mixed-use project spearheaded by developer Eden Rock goes according to plans.
The development team—whose 100,000-square-foot brainchild goes by “Westside Village”—believes the area “remains one of [Atlanta’s] most retail- and restaurant-starved” despite the bustling real estate market in and around West Midtown and the “Upper Westside,” per a company announcement.
Eden Rock announced this week it had partnered with developers from the Westside Ironworks project—Stein Investment Group and Frank Buonanotte—and that construction is underway and tenants are signing leases.
“Initial construction begins with the adaptation of the existing 51,000-square foot warehouse situated along Marietta Boulevard, the demolition of other smaller buildings, and the new construction of three additional buildings on the 10-acre site located immediately south of Moores Mill Road,” states a press release.
One of the first tenants Eden Rock unveiled is a Primrose Schools branch. Parents are expected to be able to send kids—infants through kindergarten—to learn and play at the 12,400-square-foot facility by early 2019.
The other early lessee is The Refinery, an 11,700-square-foot boutique workout facility also slated for a 2019 debut.
Ultimately, the development is set to include commercial office space and 19 townhomes.
“Upper Westside residents are currently driving 30 to 40 minutes roundtrip into West Midtown, Buckhead, Smyrna, or Vinings for basic, everyday needs that should be right next door or down the street in this dynamic intown community,” according to the press release.
Additional tenants are expected to be announced within the next two months.
- Eden Rock Real Estate Partners [firm website]