Originally unveiled in July 2017, the second phase of Hosea + 2nd—billed as a transformation of the intersection of the East Lake, Oakhurst, and Kirkwood communities—is gaining momentum again.
In January, updated building plans were filed with the City of Atlanta, revising the original designs from two restaurants and six offices in two stories to two restaurants and three loft offices in a 7,800-square-foot, two-story building.
The second phase launched construction this past spring, and development partner Jay Martin of ReDevStudio tells Curbed Atlanta the team is finalizing a turnkey lease of the full second floor to an office tenant.
Last week, developers also signed a letter of intent with a future occupant of the smaller restaurant slot, intended as a bakery/cafe space.
“We’re super excited about both tenants,” Martin wrote in an email, “and hopefully can provide more details by the end of next week.”
Construction should wrap by year’s end, Martin said, with restaurant build-outs beginning immediately thereafter. The second phase, when done, will complete the third corner of the overall development. (Earlier projections had predicted its opening would come last fall).
Kitty-corner from the Phase II site is the last undeveloped corner, “Site 4,” which the developers recently acquired.
“More on that in the coming months,” Martin said.
Although Phase II tenants have not been announced, they will join current businesses Greater Good BBQ, Poor Hendrix restaurant, Mix’D Up Burgers, and Mary Hoopa’s.
Hosea + 2nd is the brainchild of Mike Nelson and Clay Harper, owners of Fellini’s Pizza and La Fonda Latina, along with Martin and Nathan Bolster of ReDevStudio.
It was named a finalist for the AIA Georgia Honor Award (Adaptive-Reuse) and received an Atlanta Urban Design Commission Award of Excellence last year.
The Cousins Family Foundation, an organization that’s been working to revitalize East Lake since 1993, purchased the Hosea + 2nd land in 2005 and began selling pieces three years ago.
Here’s a closer look at the next phase and overall scope: