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Hotel anchoring Waldo’s Old Fourth Ward mixed-use build to break ground this summer

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The project would bring a new lodging option to a high-traffic site near Edgewood Avenue’s bar strip

A previous rendering of the development shows how the Boulevard side would look, with the hotel towering over the offices.
Waldo’s would front Old Fourth Ward’s Boulevard, near Edgewood Avenue’s bar strip.

In the coming months, a high-end hotel is slated to ascend just feet away from Edgewood Avenue’s bustling bar scene.

At the corner of Edgewood and Boulevard, a small mixed-use community called Waldo’s Old Fourth Ward is projected to bring 200,000 square feet of new development to the high-traffic neighborhood.

Developer Lucror Resources and investor Sixty West Funds announced Monday the project will include the United States’ first Motto by Hilton hotel, which would be comprised of 125 rooms just down the street from Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth home.

The $80 million complex, designed by Atlanta-based architecture firm tvsdesign, is also expected to host townhomes, about 10,000 square feet of restaurants and retail, and a “heavy timber construction” office building.

The seven-story office stack, fabricated by StructureCraft, would be just the second of its kind in Atlanta, trailing Hines’s under-construction T3 West Midtown.

Motto by Hilton, which is on track to break ground this August, would also offer a speakeasy, a restaurant, and food stalls in a courtyard space.

The Beltline-neighboring project is one of a handful of new and recent developments in the metamorphosing neighborhood.

Near Krog Street Market, for example, an itty-bitty mixed-use development called 594 Irwin—named for its address on Irwin Street—promises townhomes and commercial office space.