Lincoln Property Company has started vertical construction for Echo Street West, its 19-acre mixed-use project in Atlanta’s English Avenue neighborhood, the company said this week.
The project’s first phase will include 300,000 square feet of creative office space, 50,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, and 292 multifamily units, 20 percent of which will be reserved for households at 80 percent of area median income. The development’s initial phase will also include 3.4 acres of outdoor entertainment and green space at the project site, located in Atlanta’s Westside at the intersection of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway and Northside Drive.
“Our vision for creating a walkable, interconnected village that harnesses the growing pool of tech talent and engages the surrounding communities is coming to life,” Lincoln Property Company Executive Vice President Tony Bartlett said in a statement.
“Already there are many fingerprints on this project, and we will continue to work hard to involve our neighbors and create unique amenities and gathering spaces that serve the community and appeal to our future tenants.”
The project’s initial phase includes several community amenities, including event venue Guardian Works and artist colony Guardian Studios. The organizations will operate out of adjacent adaptive reuse warehouse buildings.
A groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday also marked the debut of CoLab, a neighborhood resource jumpstarted by donor-advised fund Echo West Street Partnership. Led by community organizer and Westside Future Fund Director of Neighborhood Engagement Joan Vernon, CoLab will host events focused on the personal and professional advancement of Westside residents.
New construction for Echo Street West is expected to start delivering next year, while adaptive reuse projects will be opening between this month and the rest of the year.
Much of Echo Street West’s retail space will front the Westside BeltLine Connector, which runs through the project site. The project’s residential building will feature 23,000 square feet of retail space, most of which will face the Westside Connector trail.
Apart from the planned newly constructed retail space, Lincoln Property Company said it also expects to soon open an outdoor bar and dining venue with rotating culinary concepts.
Bridge Investment Group and Bank OZK are involved in financing for the project’s $265 million first phase.
ASD | SKY and Dwell Design Studio have led design.