A year after it broke ground, a Collier Hills mixed-use development has topped over Howell Mill Road, bringing an influx of multifamily units northward on the ever-changing, north-south intown corridor.  

The Howell, as it’s called, will include 210 apartments described as “premium” alongside coworking space and slots for retail or restaurants, according to developers SHR Residential, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Songy Highroads.

The 2.65-acre parcel in question constitutes the northwest corner of Howell Mill Road’s intersection with Interstate 75, a highly visible location in Buckhead’s Collier Village section.

The site is where Atlanta’s first permanent (or not) food truck park operated for a decade, before closing in late 2021 and uprooting with a tweaked concept to Jonesboro.

How The Howell is expected to look to thousands of motorists passing by daily on Interstate 75. Courtesy of SHR Residential; designs, Cooper Carry architects

Prior to the food truck park, the site was once home to a hotel. When announcing the mixed-use development two years ago, developers speculated the 1850 Howell Mill Road property could be among the last of Buckhead’s undeveloped mixed-use sites of its size.

The Cooper Carry-designed, Class A apartment project is another significant bet on the Howell Mill corridor, where stretches have undergone night-day transformations as investment has poured in over the past decade and a half.

The project's Howell Mill Road frontage, just north of I-75. Courtesy of SHR Residential; designs, Cooper Carry architects

The Howell will include a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments and an unspecified amount of commercial space. According to renderings, an amenities area atop an exposed parking deck will face the interstate.  

SHR Residential officials told Multi-Housing News last year the project will stand seven stories (two of them parking garage levels) with about 6,000 square feet of coworking space offered in the lobby.

The project marks SHR Residential’s first ground-up multifamily project. It’s expected to open in early 2024.

The site as construction began in summer 2022. Courtesy of SHR Residential

The Howell's construction status today (as seen from the passenger seat of a moving car, with apologies for blurriness). Urbanize Atlanta


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