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Near Krog Street Market, mixed-use on smaller scale aims to maximize corner lot

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Townhome-office concept would replace a vacant Old Fourth Ward building in high-visibility location

The 594 Irwin concept, as seen in a rendering.
The 594 Irwin concept.
Renderings via Xmetrical architecture

An Old Fourth Ward mixed-use concept is in the works that would minimize scale to maximize the use of a small corner lot in a highly visible place.

That’s according to Atlanta-based architecture firm Xmetrical, which has unveiled renderings of a project called 594 Irwin, where Irwin and Randolph streets meet.

A building that’d stood at the intersection’s northeast corner, largely vacant for more than a decade, has been demolished.

According to Xmetrical, the project would include just four units of space: three townhomes and a commercial office fronting Irwin Street.

A rendering of the facade, from across Irwin.

“Although 594 Irwin consists of two separate programs,” reads the firm’s website, “this development has consistent features such as large windows to enhance natural lighting as well as balconies and decks to maximize second floor access to outdoor space.”

The site is just west of the Beltline’s Eastside Trail and Krog Street Market.

Across the street, an Atlanta Public Schools’s $50 million renovation and expansion project is transforming the long-abandoned David T. Howard High School into a middle school, as part of APS’s Grady cluster.

We’ve reached out to the firm for details on the office and townhomes, including pricing, and a project timeline. This post will be updated with any information provided.

UPDATE: Xmetrical’s Jordache Avery responds this afternoon: 594 Irwin Street is under construction and expected to deliver in spring 2020. “No word on who might take the office space yet. The townhomes are [approximately] 2,100 square feet and will sell in the mid-$700,000s.”

He notes that the developer, True Worth, is also constructing a five-unit modern complex in Poncey-Highland along Freedom Parkway called Poncey Haus.

The site’s previous occupant, at left, as seen in January.
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And from Randolph Street.
This overview of blueprints shows the arrangement of planned outdoor components.