An assemblage of properties that’s being marketed as the “last prime development opportunity in West Midtown” could continue Atlanta’s penchant for replacing timeworn, beloved businesses with new and denser development.
Specifically, the longstanding Home Park location of Six Feet Under Pub and Fish House is in the crosshairs of redevelopment this time, alongside other businesses in low-rise buildings.
The site in question collectively spans just shy of 1.7 acres, or 74,000 square feet, on 11th Street between the booming Howell Mill Road corridor and Northside Drive. It's comprised of four contiguous parcels.
So large-scale palettes for new buildings have indeed become scarce in the immediate area.
“This landmark site,” reads marketing materials, “offers one of the last true large development opportunities to redevelop a key part of Atlanta’s premier work/live/play destination.”
The property is listed with Tim Holdroyd and Nik Hatzis at City Realty Advisors, but an asking price isn’t being specified. The sellers aren’t commenting on whether there’s a base bid or floor amount that will be considered, either.
Six Feet Under, a laidback restaurant and pub that would be right at home on the Gulf Coast, originated in Grant Park and opened its 11th Street location near Georgia Tech about 15 years ago.
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. We’re told the other buildings are also owned by their users.
The site, as sellers note, includes a strong 85 Walk Score today and could soon count Tishman Speyer’s redevelopment of Compound nightclub and Star Metals’ second phase as neighbors, ostensibly upping the area's walkability. It’s currently zoned for light industrial and mixed-residential uses, but a full rezoning to mixed-residential (MRC-3) is anticipated, according to the property listing.
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