In news that could tickle the fancy of armchair urban planners, four combined Westside properties are under contract with intriguing possibilities for adaptive-reuse or a clean slate of development beside an Atlanta BeltLine connection.

The four English Avenue properties in question total about 1.32 acres along Northside Drive, within maybe a 10-minute walk of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. They include a vacant 1960s warehouse that appears to have had recent work completed inside.  

Perhaps more important, in terms of development magnetism, is the 1.7-mile Westside BeltLine Connector trail that opened immediately west of the properties two years ago.

The asking price, as listed last year, is $4.3 million.

“Envision a new mixed-use development,” reads the listing’s spiel on LoopNet, “or Westside’s new hot and trendy curated food hall.”

Total coverage of the four parcels in question. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties

The 31,000-square-foot warehouse included in the deal, at right. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties

We’ve reached out to listing agents with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties for information on when the deal might close and what potential uses might be. But for now, let’s look at exactly what’s on the table.  

The deal excludes a small empty parcel at the far southeast corner of the site. Almost all of the properties in question are zoned SPI-3 SA7, allowing for both commercial and residential uses.

The warehouse on site today spans 31,000 square feet, with 16-foot ceilings inside.

How the four properties in question, at left, relate to the WBC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties

Inside the warehouse building today, which has 16-foot ceilings, per the listing. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties

As the listing notes, major investments in the area include Rodney Cook Sr. Park a few blocks away in Vine City, and just northwest on the BeltLine connection, the 19-acre Echo Street West development.

Herndon Square and Georgia’s Tech under-construction Science Square mixed-use district are located across the street. 

The warehouse on site constituting much of the acreage last sold for $3.2 million in June 2021 to an LLC called Niju Holdings, according to property records.

So what’s an ideal use here, ye armchair planners of ATL?

The 517 Jones Avenue properties in question, with Northside Drive at left and the Westside BeltLine Connector trail behind the warehouse building. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties


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