Atlantans who’ve spent the past year clustered in parts of the city that aren’t northwest Atlanta could be surprised by recent changes.

Chief among those is Selig Development’s multifaceted The Works, considered one of Atlanta’s largest redevelopments. It’s an adaptive-reuse play that’s expected to eventually encompass more than 40 old buildings across 80 acres that Selig has controlled for seven decades, with new development and 13 acres of greenspace interspersed throughout.

In the pipeline since summer 2017, The Works began welcoming tenants in the fall. Spaces are tucked off Chattahoochee Avenue, across the street from Topgolf Atlanta where Underwood Hills meets Blandtown, in a broader district that developers and neighborhood groups have coined the Upper Westside.

The first phase includes 27 acres of revived warehouses, a linear park called The Spur, an outdoor haven for kiddos called The Camp, a new street grid, and Atlanta’s most eye-catching parking garage in recent memory.

Exterior designs are meant to pay homage to the district's heavy industrial past. Jonathan Phillips/Urbanize Atlanta

At left, the modernistic screening applied to The Works' parking garage. Jonathan Phillips/Urbanize Atlanta

As the initial phase’s marquee tenant—Chattahoochee Food Works, a 19,000-square-foot food hall from celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern—nears its debut, we swung through The Works to compile a visual journey of where things stand today.

Project officials tell Urbanize Atlanta the 31-stall foodie emporium will open in April, occupying a space considerably larger than Krog Street Market.

The eclectic roster of tenants inked so far includes: Baked Kitchen, Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream, Unbelibubble Tea House, Baker Dude, TydeTate Kitchen, Sakura Gift, Sakura Ramen Bar, Bánh Mì Station, Flying Fish, Pomodoro Bella, Taqueria La Luz, and Graffiti Breakfast.

They’ll be joined this summer by Fox Brother’s Bar-B-Q and Waffle Experience, according to Selig reps.   

Other operators include Scofflaw Brewing Co.’s second Atlanta location, Les Mains Nail Bar (described as having a "cult-like" following after debuting in Buckhead), Ballard Designs, BOBO Intriguing Objects, Adelina Social Goods, Basik Spaces, and Stellar Bodies. 

First-phase tenants at The Works will keep opening on a rolling basis throughout 2021. No timelines have been set for additional phases, we’re told.

Visit the photo gallery above for a more thorough exploration. 

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