Office Space ‘The Elliot’ Planned to Open Next Year With Coronavirus in Mind

'People don’t necessarily want to be in an office tower,” Eden said. “They don’t want to have to ride an elevator up 10 floors, 15 floors.'

The Elliot, an upcoming creative office space in Armour Yards, is in development by RAF Armour LLC., whose principles include Arthur Cohen, Chris Connor and Alan Glickson. It’s being marketed for lease by Cross-Town Realty’s Jason Eden. This is the same team that developed and leased The Willoughby in the Old Fourth Ward

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RAF Armour purchased the property, 159 Armour Drive, on March 13, 2020, “on the day that the world started officially coming to a pause,” as Eden put it. The location was previously a one-story, 30,000 square-foot warehouse that RAF Armour will expand upon, adding a second, 28,000 square-foot floor. 

Designed by Kronberg Urbanists + Architects, founded by Eric Kronberg, construction on the Elliot is expected to begin in October or November of this year. The team expects to finish construction in late 2021.

The location, stationed across the street from the Atlanta BeltLine, will feature direct access to the office suites, and each suite will have its own AC system. While Eden says this is something not normally done, it was necessary to build the office space according to the needs that the coronavirus has produced.

“People don’t necessarily want to be in an office tower,” Eden said. “They don’t want to have to ride an elevator up 10 floors, 15 floors.” 

With the pandemic in mind, the office spaces are built to be flexible. There is also a roof terrace for outdoor working. “[Office workers] want to be able to have floor plans where they can customize where, if they need to spread out, or they need to have group areas, or they need to have individual offices, they have that flexibility,” he said.

Eden says the building will have a lot of flexibility when it comes to renting out the space, whether someone wants to rent out the entire building or an 8,000 square-foot space. 

“But we’re going to go ahead and start the construction,” he said. “We’re not waiting for a pre-lease.”

Paul Kim

Paul Kim is a senior at NYU studying Journalism and Public Policy with a minor in Food Studies. A Korean-Taiwanese American born and raised in Atlanta, Paul holds a special appreciation for the diverse food city that Atlanta has become in the last few years. Paul especially loves Korean food because they don't use cilantro in their dishes. Paul hates cilantro.

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