UPPER WESTSIDE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

 

AREA DESCRIPTION

The Upper Westside consists of approximately 1,400 acres organized mainly around the corridors of Marietta Street , Howell Mill Road and Northside Drive . The area reaches north to the Atlanta Waterworks; south to the Georgia World Congress Center and east to Georgia Tech; west to include the neighborhood of Howell Station.

 

COMMUNITY CHARACTER

The Upper Westside is one of the most unique areas in the City of Atlanta . It encompasses galleries and studios, niche retail, restaurants, industry, educational and corporate institutions, offices and historic buildings as well as traditional and loft housing. Deindustrialization and disinvestment triggered a long period of physical decline. The emergence of many diverse uses has dramatically transformed the area. The Upper Westside is at once a reflection of Atlanta ’s past, when industry, houses, railroads and street-oriented retail were all clustered in one area; and a glimpse into Atlanta ’s future, typified by the adaptive re-use of buildings for housing, arts space, new technology and research activities.  

 

The blend of long-time residents, businesses and workers, grass-roots artists, students, creative professionals as well as shoppers and new residents seeking a true urban environment creates the quirky, fresh, innovative character of the area. The intent of the residents of The Upper Westside is to express this distinctive community identity and to ensure that future investment reinforce the dynamic, eclectic qualities that are the hallmark of this area.

 

POPULATION AND HOUSEHOLD GROWTH

The 2000 population of the Upper Westside was 4,992, down slightly from 1990. However, recent and ongoing development activity is reversing this trend. Between 2000 and 2004 at least 3,220 persons have moved into the area – a 65% increase in four years. In 2000, the Upper Westside population median age was 31.7 years, just slightly younger than the citywide population.         

 

RETAIL/MIXED-USE OVERVIEW

Specialty shopping, dining, entertainment, interior design and convenience related goods and services comprise most of the area retail. Several large scale, mixed-use developments are currently in progress.

Brickworks

Located at the intersection of Marietta Street NW and Howell Mill Road includes 40,000 SF of adaptive

re-use development consisting of retail, entertainment and commercial uses. Completion date, June 2007.   

M West

Located on the corner of Marietta Blvd. and Elaine Ave , Phase 1 was completed in 2004 and includes 183 townhomes. Phase 2 is underway and includes 200 additional townhomes.

White Provision

Located at the corner of 14th Street and Howell Mill Road , 380,000 SF mixed-use redevelopment of a

historic meat packing building that was constructed in the early 1900's. The project includes 100 residential

units, 65,000 SF of office and 95,000 SF of retail. Construction begins spring 2007 with completion

planned for summer 2008.

Tivoli@Tenth

Located at the intersection of Northside Drive and 10th Street , Tivoli will include 300 residential units and 30,000 SF of retail space. Construction began in December 2006 and is scheduled for completion in spring of 2008.

 

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS

Gables

Construction is underway on the 248 residential unit complex located at Marietta Street NW and Joseph Lowery Blvd and scheduled for completion late in 2007.

 

 

 

 

INSTITUTION AND BUSINESS STAKEHOLDERS

Midtown West - Local Developer of Brickworks project

White Provision Redevelopment LP – Local Developer of White Provision project

LaCraw – Local Developer of M Street

Georgia Tech University

Puritan Mill

Winter Properties

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center            

Image Film and Video   

The Westside Shopping District

Alta West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPPER WESTSIDE MAP KEY

 

 

MEAN STREET                                                       

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center             Fat Louie’s                            Crepe 360              

Image Film and Video                                          Utopia                                    Hands on Network                              

The Uptown Comedy Corner                             Spoon                                    Hands on Atlanta

                                                               

BRICKWORKS

Octane Coffee                       Fowler Architecture                             Studio B Kitchens

Tuscano and Sons               5 Seasons Westside                            Sandler Hudson Gallery

Lola Ricci Salon                    Waldenour                                            Dish and Design Dining In

Luxe Atlanta                          Matter                                                    Ball and Chain Haan

One-Five-Oh!                        Nebo Web                                             Pittsburg Paint/Porter Paint

Verde Home                          Fizz City Films                                       Hilti

The Palma Group                  Bobbe Gillis Gallery

Time Saver Products                and Fine Framing

 

WHITE PROVISIONS

West Egg

Approximately 25 new retailer tenants, focused on dining and interior design.

 

WESTSIDE SHOPPING DISTRICT

Savvy Snoot                         Figo Pasta                             G. Gilbert

Kolo Collection                    Owens Lawrence                  Sprout

SWITCH                                Taqueria del Sol                   B. Braithwait

Bungalow Classics              Neem Tree Spa                     Bacchanalia

The Silk Trading Co.             Poliforms                               Star Provisions

Terra Cottage                        Junction

 

OTHER

Compound                            Alan Joel Partners                The Atlanta Humane Society

The Real Chow Baby           Six Feet Under Pub              The Atlanta Union Mission

Slice Pizza                                    and Fish House

Urban Grind                          Northside Tavern

                               

FOSTER STREET

No Mas                                  Spiffy Stuff                            The Howard School

Sonoma Collection               Provenance                           Murray Mill Design

Bodega Gardens                   Hampton Antiques Inc

Forsyth Fabric                      O’Callaghan and Co.

 

KING PLOW

Food Studio                          Actor’s Express                    Paul Mitchell School

 

PURITAN MILL

Blue Sky                                The Foundry                         Moxie

Armchair Media                   National Design Center        Upper Chattahoochee

Weaver Woodbery              MAHARAM                                  River Keeper

Herman Miller                       Nseya Salon and Boutique