It’s been nearly seven years since Krog Street Market flung open its doors, ushering in Atlanta’s food-hall craze and quickly garnering national accolades for its tenant mix and hip, adaptive-reuse setting.

Aside from standard tenant turnover and a new outbuilding at the Lake Avenue corner, the foodie mecca has remained largely unchanged since that 2014 debut.

But by all indications, that will soon change.   

The City of Atlanta granted building permits in recent weeks to Krog Street Market owners Asana Partners to begin work on a substantial expansion of the property that would claim a gravel parking lot fronting the BeltLine’s popular Eastside Trail.

An expansive patio along the BeltLine—a new front door for the market, essentially—is also planned.

An overview illustrating Eastside Trail connectivity (left), a pedestrian plaza's scope (right), and potential landscaping. Asana Partners; designs, ASD|SKY

The paperwork, stamped February 17, permits Balfour Beatty Construction to begin foundational work on what’s planned to be a three-story, 34,2000-square-foot building where Lake Avenue meets Krog Street.

The new structure would house offices and retail, replacing 50 parking spaces.  

According to a Special Administrative Permit application filed by Michael Wirsching of architecture firm ASD|SKY, the additional development would add no more vehicle parking to the site, instead sharing parking with the existing facility across Krog Street. It would, however, exceed minimum bicycle parking requirements with 14 spaces, per the paperwork.

How the addition would look from, say, the patio of Superica. Asana Partners; designs, ASD|SKY

The brick-clad building’s design would lean traditional, echoing Krog Street’s existing forms and styles. The exception would be street-level retail storefronts with “clean and modern” appearances, per the filings.

A pedestrian plaza that would better link all sections of “The Krog District”—that is, Atlanta Stove Works, Studioplex, and the market—with the BeltLine is also in the blueprints.

Charlotte-based Asana bought Krog Street Market from its creators, Paces Properties, three years ago this month. We checked with company reps about a timeline for the expansion or any other information and were told: “We’ll be releasing more details very soon.”

In the meantime, head to the gallery for a look at plans uncovered in paperwork filed with the city.

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