Developers in another southside ITP city have tall ambitions for a multi-acre project that could reshape part of its historic downtown.

Kairos Development Corporation is ramping up marketing efforts for a two-phase, mixed-use venture called East Point Exchange that’s been in discussions for three years.

Linked by a pedestrian bridge to East Point’s restaurants and shops, MARTA station, and growing government center, EXP (for short) would be spread across 21 acres and include three new residential communities.

Other planned facets: greenspaces connected to new PATH Foundation trails, event venues, a health and wellness campus, and possibly a grocery and restaurants.

Early concept for East Point Exchange's first-phase residential. Courtesy of Smith Dalia Architects

Overview of the two-phase plans, with MARTA and PATH Trail links and existing downtown attractions. East Point Exchange

About 280,000 square feet of loft offices falls within the EXP scope. That space is housed at landmark buildings Jefferson Station and Buggyworks, an 1890 former wagon and buggy factory restored two decades ago.

Kairos is completing “a full refresh” of those offices “while re-leasing at new highs for the submarket,” according to a summary by LDG Consulting, which has signed on as development manager. Smith Dalia Architects has been enlisted for designs.  

Overall, the EXP assemblage is pitched as “a purpose-driven and experiential community in the heart of East Point,” located about nine minutes from Atlanta’s airport and 14 minutes from downtown, per marketers. It remains in master-planning and initial design phases with no groundbreaking set.

A partial overview of East Point properties in question today. Courtesy of LDG Consulting

Meanwhile, in sister city Hapeville, real estate investment company Coro Realty and builder Miller Lowry Developers have assembled about 60 different parcels near the city’s historic core.

Their plans call for a “dynamic mixed-use community” spread across 16 acres—with commercial, residential, and hospitality uses—but further details are under wraps for now.

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East Point Exchange (site)