Rubenstein Partners, L.P. on Monday announced “Uptown” will be the new brand for the 47-acre development formerly known as Lindbergh City Center, one of the first transit-oriented developments in Atlanta.
The new name is part of Rubenstein’s redevelopment of the center into a “hyper-accessible, active, mixed-use hub and a single point convergence for some of the city’s largest pedestrian and bike trails including The Atlanta BeltLine and The South Fork Trail,” according to the announcement.
Uptown will be the “largest mixed-use development in the City of Atlanta” to connect directly with MARTA and the city’s major pedestrian trails.
Atlanta’s 22-mile urban trail, the BeltLine, will connect via the northern end of the Eastside Trail toward Uptown.
The South Fork Trail, a nature trail along the banks of Peachtree Creek, will meet the mixed-use destination near Lindbergh Drive and Rubenstein is exploring additional ways to connect the development with other existing pedestrian trail networks throughout Atlanta.
“This is the perfect moment for a reimagining of this transit-oriented development as we emerge from a pandemic that has placed new importance on connecting with people and amenities,” Jacob Vallo, MARTA’s senior director of transit-oriented development, said in the announcement.
“Rubenstein’s vision will make good on the original promise to connect the surrounding neighborhoods with an amenity-rich development and transit.”
Uptown encompasses approximately 120,000 square feet of retail space, nearly 1 million square feet of office space and a variety of community gathering places throughout the site, all poised for redevelopment.
“We are focused on enlivening the 20-year-old property’s office, retail and public realm through creative design and community partnerships, all in a way that celebrates the site’s unparalleled connectivity,” Taylor Smith, regional director of the southeast at Rubenstein, said in the announcement.
“The new name highlights our belief in the potential for this project to become a true connection point and destination within the City.”
The two 14-story office towers will come online later this year at Uptown.
Rubenstein’s redevelopment plans include an overhaul of the 35,000-square-foot office atrium to create an “open and energized gathering space” and the addition of a “diverse, globally inspired collection of restaurants and an eclectic mix of retail and artist studios.”
Construction is expected to start this year.
Rubenstein and Monarch Alternative Capital, LP acquired the property in September 2019.