Plans are coming into clearer focus for a mixed-use development that would replace a beloved Home Park restaurant and other low-rise businesses in the booming West Midtown district.
CRG, the development and real estate investment arm of Chicago-based Clayco, is looking to break into the intown Atlanta market with an 11th Street project that appears to have changed course from earlier plans.
According to filings with the City of Atlanta this week, CRG hopes to construct a mixed-use venture with about 345 multifamily units and 30,000 square feet of commercial uses fronting 11th Street.
The 685 11th Street building—incorporating a stair-stepped pattern on two elevations, per renderings—would rise a dozen stories, immediately east of the 15-story Star Metals Offices tower. It would replace longstanding restaurant Six Feet Under Pub and Fish House and other businesses.
Developers are requesting a variance to build a 50-foot-tall parking garage—or 15 feet taller than what’s currently allowable within 60 feet of adjacent residential uses. In this case, the residences are new Interlock townhomes along the property’s northern boundary.
The proposed 377-space parking structure, developers note, would be integrated into the building, shielded from view on all sides.
Earlier plans filed by CRG called for two buildings on the 1.7-acre site—one for residential, the other for office uses. Site plans and more recent filings indicate the latter plans have been nixed.
Dotted with low-rise buildings, the site in question includes four parcels and collectively spans about 74,000 square feet on 11th Street, between the booming Howell Mill corridor and Northside Drive. It’s been marketed as the “last prime development opportunity in West Midtown."
CRG is known for building student housing, so it’s possible the residential component would be devoted to students at nearby Georgia Tech.
Six Feet Under, a laidback restaurant and pub, originated in Grant Park and opened its 11th Street location near Georgia Tech about 15 years ago, but owners announced plans last year to relocate those operations to Cheshire Bridge Road, in the former ROXX Tavern. Property records indicate an LLC associated with Six Feet Under owns the 11th Street property, having paid $1.2 million for the loft-style building and adjacent parking in 2006.
Other businesses on site now include recording studio 11th Street Studios, a picture frame shop, and digital printing service Doc-Qmax. City Realty reps have previously said the other buildings are also owned by their users.
The site, as sellers noted in 2022 listings, includes a strong 85 Walk Score today and could count Tishman Speyer’s redevelopment of Compound nightclub, Star Metals’ second phase, and more projects as neighbors, upping the area’s walkability.
The 21-story Stella at Star Metals residential tower is now officially under construction across the street, a few doors to the east.
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