A project alternately described by the New York Times as a "glorified sidewalk" and "a staggeringly ambitious engine of urban revitalization" is showing the sort of life Atlantans have craved for years.
Plans call for the conversion of a 1950s warehouse property that fronts DeKalb Avenue into a mix of retail, restaurant, and office uses. More specifically, the redo would "create five retail shells, one assembly, and remainder office."
The Beltline’s Eastside Trail has been open for more than four years, hosting millions of exercisers, commuters, sightseeing tourists, bar-crawlers, and more. Most would agree it’s a relatively safe place—but not everyone sees it like that.
This is one of 17 residences at the Marble Lofts, a 1940s DeKalb Avenue building that supplied granite and marble countertops to the Southeast before a 2006 conversion. It’s a half-mile walk to the Beltline and Inman Quarter hotspots.
The Silver Comet Trail stretches for over 60 miles from the Alabama border to Cobb County. Now, advocates are pushing for six miles of abandoned rail right-of-way to be transformed into a connection to the Beltline.
Here on Degress Avenue, a recent expansion has added a new kitchen and bathrooms and resulted in 2,273 square feet of functional fun, punctuated by a backyard shed/workshop described in the listing as "adorable."