A mixed-use conversion is brewing for a 1950s property in a section of Edgewood that’s quickly growing with new housing options, officials close to the deal tell Urbanize Atlanta.
The one-story, Class B office building in question—recently encircled with temporary fencing and tree-removal signs—is located at 200 Arizona Ave., along the eastern fringe of Edgewood near Kirkwood, roughly a block from Pullman Yards.
The 25,400-square-foot property dates to 1955 and includes more than 1 acre of surface parking behind it, or 114 vehicle spaces, according to LoopNet.
Jared Siegel, managing director with Marietta-based Rise Property Group, says his company has leased the property to a single tenant who plans to build out the entire space for their concept. [UPDATE: 9:07 a.m., Jan. 11: According to the map that accompanies this company's Atlanta location, the concept is Skiptown—billed as "Disneyland for dogs"—and it's scheduled to open sometime this summer.]
Siegel didn’t disclose who the client is but described the plans as “more of a mixed-use concept” and “not a demo and rebuild.” No visuals or other details for the project are available, he said.
We’ve asked Edgewood Organized Neighbors zoning committee representatives for more information this month but have yet to hear back.
When the property was available for lease, Rise marketing materials described it as creative, tech-office space in excellent condition and fully built out. “[It’s] ideal for [a] creative office user or tenant needing [a] strong parking ratio,” per the marketing package.
The Arizona Avenue project shouldn’t be lacking for new neighbors in coming years.
The property is sandwiched between Dead End Drinks restaurant and the under-construction LaFrance Square townhome project.
Meanwhile, around the corner on LaFrance Street, national developers Toll Brothers, Hanover Company, and GID Development Group are building a mix of apartments and townhomes that will see nearly 700 new units take shape across 24 buildings, all replacing an industrial facility that produced desserts.
[CLARIFICATION: 10:50 p.m. January 15: Skiptown was represented by Brian Howell (Bridger Properties), Jessica Curtis (CBRE), and Sarah Starry (CBRE). The landlord (Crosslantic LLC) was represented by Ben Rosenberg and Chris Carter at Vantage Realty Partners.]
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