Not since the demise of Murder Kroger has a single grocery store been the source of so much buzz in Atlanta’s core neighborhoods.
At a ceremony last month attended by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and other dignitaries, developer Carter made official long-whispered plans for bringing Summerhill the major grocery option that neighbors have pined for, effectively eliminating a southeast Atlanta food desert.
Carter officials have now shared updated renderings with Urbanize Atlanta showing what the key piece of Summerhill’s 19-block redevelopment will look like, and how it’s planned to function between two new streets.
As part of Summerhill's masterplan, Carter is reconnecting the neighborhood’s original street grid to improve walkability and access to Publix, cleaving extensions of Crumley and Glenn streets into former Atlanta Braves parking lots.
Publix has signed a lease with Carter to operate a 50,000-square-foot grocery between the reconnected corridors, with two levels of parking lots tucked off Hank Aaron Drive, according to renderings.
Also in the works is 35,000 square feet of retail space in several low-rise buildings that will face the new 565 Hank apartments, a 300-unit development where rents range from $1,485 (studios with 610 square feet) up to nearly $3,000 for three-bedroom flats.
Construction on the new Publix, codeveloped with Branch Properties, is expected to begin later this year. Have a glimpse at what's to come in the gallery above.
• A drone's-eye view of Atlanta's rapidly changing Summerhill community (Urbanize Atlanta)