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Photos: On Beltline’s Eastside Trail, mixed-use Common Ground is coming together

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Power lines obscuring skyline views are coming down, and the Beltline’s grandest patio to date is under construction

a photo of construction workers building a patio
Construction crews chew through earth and concrete to craft what will soon be a large beer garden.
Photos: Sean Keenan, Curbed Atlanta

Though a bit behind schedule, construction crews are working to put the finishing touches on the office-heavy mixed-use development Common Ground, which is embracing the Atlanta Beltline like few projects before it.

Developed by Third & Urban, the former shipping hub sits on the Eastside Trail within walking distance of established Atlanta attractions such as Ponce City Market and Krog Street Market. All told, it’ll boast more than 35,000 square feet of office space and 650 linear feet of Beltline-fronting porch.

It’s already home to brewpub New Realm and American eatery Two Urban Licks. Additionally, the Bazati brasserie and market—initially supposed to debut in July—is now expected to open in a few weeks, according to Third & Urban officials.

Hank Farmer, a development partner for the company, told Curbed Atlanta that one of the project’s most enticing amenities is its abundance of office space.

“The thing that makes this project unique is there’s very few office oportunities where you can literally walk out onto the Beltline,” he said. “There’s a patio right here just for offices.”

How roughly 25,000 square feet of office space looks now.
Curbed Atlanta

Scott DeMyer, vice president of Colliers International, which handles leasing for the development, said he expects the rentable office space to be filled within a year. DeMyer’s team is shopping around now.

“We have some tenants in mind,” he said, vaguely.

On Wednesday, Third & Urban hosted a “Brews and Views” shindig to show off the development’s progress. Take a look:

Headed toward the Beltline from the parking lot entrance.
In front of New Realm, crews move concrete to build a beer garden.
They’ve made some progress since this photo was taken last month.
Fire pits are coming together.
Photographs weren’t allowed inside Bazati, but the place is coming together, with signage installed around the complex.
Unsightly power lines obstructing city views are soon to be buried.
It’s still a pretty nice view, though.
Adios, Common Ground.