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Private international real estate investment firm Newport has announced it is moving forward with plans to redevelop 222 Mitchell, the largest holding in the developer’s ambitious South Dwntn redevelopment project, according to a press release. Newport is currently in the process of submitting permit applications to the city for the address which calls for a 333,000-square-foot mixed-use space with a 27,000-square-foot rooftop.
The mixed-use development will offer 217,000 square-feet of office space and 72,000 square-feet of retail space, topped with a private events space and a rooftop restaurant that offers views of the city skyline.
“After years of planning and programming, we are looking forward to continuing the momentum of restoring and reviving South Downtown with the development of our largest existing project within the community, 222 Mitchell Street,” Newport Senior Vice President April Stammel said in the release. “This area is destined to be thriving, diverse and accessible for all Atlantans. We’re grateful for the rich history that exists here, all the stories that have unfolded within these buildings, and are committed to retaining the character of the community.”
Newport is working with S9 Architecture and local architecture firm BLDGS Architects to keep the building within the original mid-century character of the neighborhood.
Planning and development is being led by Newport’s Executive Vice President, Kevin Murphy, an Atlanta native and Georgia Tech alumni, and Group Director of Development, Heike Martin, who oversees development for the entire Newport Group based in Berlin.
“Work on 222 Mitchell has been our top priority since its purchase, and the team is confident that the character of this space will be embraced by the market to bring new opportunities and unique destinations to Atlanta,” Murphy said in the release. “We began with uncovering the original details in the buildings and incorporating them into the design with our architects.
JLL is representing Newport for both office and retail leasing, while Balfour Beatty will be the general contractor for the work with expected delivery in the second quarter of 2022.
Along with the progress at 222 Mitchell, the historic Sylvan Hotel and Gordon Hotel as part of Hotel Row are proceeding forward with smaller footprint retail and office offerings targeting mid-2021 delivery.