The high-rise future of confines around the Atlanta Braves’ ballpark is coming into clearer focus.
Nebraska-based developer Goldenrod Companies has released imagery and details for the second phase of The Henry project that would introduce an upscale hotel and the first for-sale condominiums at The Battery Atlanta, the entertainment district attached to the Braves’ Truist Park.
According to Goldenrod, The Henry’s second phase will feature a 250-key Marriott Autograph hotel alongside 54 condos and some retail space.
That would join a tower under construction now with 502 apartments, retail spaces at the base, and a pedestrian bridge eliminating the need for residents to cross a street to enter The Battery.
Renderings indicate both buildings will stand more than 20 stories tall, lording over the outfield walls of left and centerfield at Truist Park. The project's name is a nod to late Braves legend Hank Aaron.
All told, The Henry is expected to include multiple walkover bridges, an amenity deck spanning more than 1 acre, plus multiple pools, dog parks, gyms, pickleball courts, and golf simulators. Goldenrod expects a “plethora” of food and beverage options to accompany all of that, with buildings featuring “world-class views in every direction,” per the company’s website.
We’ve reached out to the company for details on when The Henry’s second phase might move forward, and we’ll post any additional information here.
The Autograph Collection is a group of independently owned and operated hotels considered upscale to luxury that falls within the Marriott International portfolio.
Marriott operates more than 200 hotels in the Autograph Collection around the world. Others in metro Atlanta include the Glenn Hotel downtown, Twelve Downtown, Epicurean Atlanta in Midtown, Hotel Colee in Buckhead, and The Hotel at Avalon.
The first high-rise facet of The Henry hosted a groundbreaking ceremony last month on Circle 75 Parkway at The Battery.
Other aspects of that apartment building will see retail described as “elevated” at the base, a rooftop bar, WFH spaces, a “signature” pool, and a lounge with views of Atlanta’s skyline. Renderings indicate it will stand significantly taller than the 16-story Omni next door, which peers into the stadium today.
The project is a partnership between Atlanta-based SK Commercial Realty, Goldenrod Companies, and the Braves’ real estate arm, Braves Development Company, with designs by Holland Basham Architects. It’s replacing parking lots and an eight-story parking deck.
All told, the complex is expected to cost about a half-billion dollars.
The Henry scored $160 million in bond financing and tax breaks last year despite objections from some members of the Cobb development authority who argued the project would be built without the help of public funding.
The two-pronged project will mark the most prominent change to the skyline around The Battery since TK Elevator’s new North American HQ took shape. But it’s not the only significant investment underway around the entertainment district, as a flock of construction cranes visible from Interstate 75 attests.
A 250,000-square-foot, nine-story office building is under construction on the northwest side of Truist Park, up the street from the Coca-Cola Roxy music venue. An adjoining parking deck with 750 spaces will also be built, according to the Braves’ real estate arm.
That Class A office building will serves as the new national headquarters for Truist Securities, Truist’s full-service corporate and investment bank, housing about 1,000 Truist Securities employees.
Around the corner from that construction site, a 298-unit apartment project called The Optima is scheduled to deliver this year at 2801 Windy Ridge Parkway, across the street from The Battery and the MLB ballpark. It’ll include 6,000 square feet of space for restaurants and retail at the base and a public plaza with water features.
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