A month after the tallest components of Georgia Tech’s 18-acre, master-planned new district topped out, details are coming into clearer focus as to what living there will look like.

Developers High Street Residential announced today the first residential facet at Science Square will be called The Grace Residences. Its 280 apartments and smidgen of retail are on pace to fully deliver next spring, designed to complement new lab and research-and-development space next door, officials said.

The Science Square district—an initiative by Georgia Tech and its development partners in the works for more than a decade—will eventually cover 18 acres on the Westside, offering a blend of uses project leaders say is unlike anything else in Atlanta. The university picked national developer Trammell Crow Company and its multifamily subsidiary, High Street Residential, to build Science Square in 2021.

Three buildings in the first phase broke ground in August last year—and quickly topped out a year later.

As designed by Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio, The Grace’s main building stands 14 stories, and it’s connected to a six-story mid-rise next door. Across both buildings, 28 units will be designated as affordable housing, per the development team.

Plans for the building's main entry. Courtesy of High Street Residential

Overview of The Grace Residences in relation to the taller office and lab component next door. Courtesy of High Street Residential

Floorplans will include a mix of one to three-bedroom units with features such as smart lock systems, quartz countertops, built-in desks, and LVT wood-style flooring. Amenities on tap include a pet spa, coworking space, resort-style pool, and a “sky lounge” with indoor and outdoor sections overlooking Midtown and downtown.

Project heads say The Grace will begin pre-leasing in early 2024, with first move-ins expected by late March.

The building is scheduled for completion in May. Rent prices haven't been specified. 

At street level, a 2,350-square-foot space is being reserved for retail. SRS Real Estate Partners is handling leasing efforts.

How the residential tower's retail section is expected to meet the street. Courtesy of High Street Residential

The Science Square location between Midtown and English Avenue. Google Maps

HSR and TCC partnered with Georgia Tech affiliate Georgia Advanced Technology Ventures on Science Square. Beyond apartments, the first phase includes a 13-story, 364,740-square-foot commercial component called Science Square Labs. That building’s first tenant, Portal Innovations, signed on last month to lease 33,000 square feet.

With Science Square (formerly Technology Enterprise Park), five phases of development will eventually be located where North Avenue meets Northside Drive, just southwest of the institute’s main campus. Plans call for 1.8 million square feet of commercial lab space, roughly 500 apartments, and 25,000 square feet of retail in the district overall.

View of construction progress toward downtown across the multi-building site, as seen in late August. Aerial Innovations Southeast; courtesy of Trammell Crow Company


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