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Updated renderings: Howell Mill Road’s latest big project set to go vertical

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Ground broke last month on booming West Midtown corridor’s latest development, 8West

a rendering of the complex
The planned new look of Howell Mill Road, near Marietta Street.
Renderings courtesy of Gateway Ventures

A major mixed-use development sited at a bustling block in West Midtown is fully financed and on track to begin its ascent in coming weeks, according to project backers.

Developers with Gateway Ventures and Atlantic Capital Properties tell Curbed Atlanta foundational work on 8West, a planned 200,000-square-foot community, is slated to kick off next month, with vertical construction soon to follow.

The whole $150 million shebang, designed by MSTSD and ASD|SKY architecture firms, is projected to feature 175,000 square feet of office space, 25,000 square feet of retail, and 264 apartments by Trammell Crow Residential.

The portion of the construction site nearest Howell Mill Road, behind Bocado, as seen this week.
Curbed Atlanta

The development will most visibly peer over West Midtown’s 8th Street and Howell Mill Road. But developers say 8West’s 680-space, shared parking deck will feed out onto Northside Drive and Marietta Street, which could keep some drivers from choosing the chronically congested Howell Mill corridor.

The four-acre project is also expected to include a bike barn, as well as pickup and drop-off points for rideshare services. (And, of course, the property will be dotted with e-scooters before too long.)

Developers are proud to note that much of the existing retail and restaurants on the site, such as Arden’s Garden, Bocado, and Bartaco, will be incorporated into the project.

A much larger swath of demolition work, between Howell Mill Road and Northside Drive.
Curbed Atlanta

Cartel Properties is also working to secure tenants for three additional restaurant spaces.

Like the existing restaurants, the on-site art space Hathaway Gallery will also find a home at 8West, and the development is expected to include an “art wall” featuring the works of local creatives, officials said.

The planned look where Howell Mill and Marietta meet.
A common area at 8West.

Nearby on ever-evolving Howell Mill Road, the $90 million mixed-use development Star Metals Atlanta is shaping up, promising a 14-story office stack and separate 400-unit apartment building.

Also, Toll Brothers’s Osprey development, planned to include 319 high-end apartments and 13,000 square feet of restaurants and retail, is in its early stages, as is the 788 West Midtown project, a glassy high-rise condo tower.