In the works for several years and under construction for two, a Westside affordable housing initiative built in partnership with Grammy-winning Atlanta rapper T.I. has officially arrived in Grove Park.  

Located between the Center Hill neighborhood where T.I. grew up and Bankhead, the Intrada Westside apartments have replaced a shuttered shopping center once home to Kmart and Giant Food, which was closed about seven years ago.

The 2176 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway location is just west of sprawling Westside Park—Atlanta’s largest greenspace—and across the street from Center Hill Park, a large neighborhood greenspace. 

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens attended the official Intrada ribbon-cutting with T.I. (born Clifford Harris) earlier this month, calling the project part of 3,200 affordable homes that have delivered across the city in the past two years, with another 5,000 under construction, according to Fox 5 Atlanta

The shuttered grocery and shopping center site as it appeared in 2016. Google Maps

The former shopping center remade as Intrada Westside apartments, as seen under construction earlier this year. Google Maps

T.I. has previously said the Intrada development includes 143 affordable housing units as part of the Buy Back The Block initiative he started in 2017 in partnership with the city and Dynasty Real Estate Development.

T.I. bought the shuttered shopping center in 2019—he joked during this month’s ribbon-cutting he was once caught shoplifting at the former Kmart and helped lead the development to make amends—and later sold it to Missouri-based Vecino Group, which started construction in 2021.

According to property management firm Wingate Companies, Intrada Westside features one, two, and three-bedroom rentals furnished with washers and dryers and energy-efficient appliances. The property includes a community room, fitness center, and computer center for internet access. Not quite "Whatever You Like"-level amenities seen these days in places like Midtown, but that's apples and oranges. 

Wingate Companies/Vecino Group

We’ve reached out to Wingate for information on Intrada Westside apartment availability and monthly rents, and we’ll update this story with additional details that come. Information on applying to live there can be found on Intrada’s website.  

According to, Intrada rentals range from 459-square-foot studios up to 1,180-square-foot units with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Rents prices aren’t specified there, either. 

Intrada Westside's 2176 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway location along what used to be called Bankhead Highway. Google Maps

Intrada isn’t T.I.’s only investment in Westside real estate. He also operates the Trap Music Museum in English Avenue and more recently has partnered with Killer Mike to bring back legendary seafood restaurant Bankhead Seafood, which closed in 2018.

Killer Mike recently shared construction progress photos on social media of the restaurant venture, with a “coming soon” banner on the upstairs rooftop.  


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