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Former Norfolk Southern offices near Castleberry Hill being converted into a mixed-use center called Freight House will now include new, ground-up construction, not originally pitched as part of the redevelopment project.
Developer CIM Group recently submitted plans to the City of Atlanta for the new build, calling for a mix of uses including residential, office, retail, hotel, and podium parking components, set to rise where an asphalt parking lot currently sits, directly behind 125 Ted Turner Drive.
So far, façade work and structural repairs have been completed for both 99 and 125 Spring Street buildings.
When complete, the 734,095-square-foot (and expanding) complex that fronts Ted Turner Drive, extends two blocks from Mitchell to Peters Street and is dissected by the Nelson Street Bridge, will have transformed from its 1912 genesis as the Southern Railway Freight Depot and Office Building compound, into a residential and commercial expanse.
This will include The Canyon at Freight House, a viaduct adaptation that will offer 740 linear feet of continuous restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and other experiences on two levels.
Freight House has been named in a nod to one of the largest physical remnants of Atlanta’s railroad and viaduct history.
Marketing materials for the development makes frequent mention of the intention to “build Atlanta’s future around its history,” specifically, “connecting historic Castleberry Hills to Downtown’s revitalization.”
CIM Group is leading the development along with Stream Realty Partners and is also spearheading the nearby Gulch, er-, Centennial Yards redevelopment, which proposed more than 9 million square feet of office space, 1,500 hotel rooms, and 1,000 apartment units.
As for Freight House, the Special Administrative Permits are the first of several permits needed in the review and approval process of the development plans, and until a building permit is issued, the developers cannot advise of an anticipated completion date for the new construction.