Mixed-use developments planned for Westside

A rendering of Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry. Credit: CITY OF ATLANTA
A rendering of Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry. Credit: CITY OF ATLANTA

Two mixed-used developments have been proposed for West Midtown—one along the Beltline and another in the Bolton neighborhood.

Brock Built plans a primarily residential project on the Beltline trail, located near Maddox Park in the Bankhead neighborhood. The $150 million to $200 million project will include mostly rental units and condos, with about 9,000 square feet of retail space, said Adam Brock.

The housing will include affordable rental units and may also include affordable units for purchase, Brock said.

The project is on the site of the former Chappell Forest apartment complex. Brock purchased and demolished the apartments to make room for the new development.

Brock said he’s working with the city of Atlanta to extend the Proctor Creek Greenway trail south of its current terminus at Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway. The new trail would extend through Maddox Park to Washington Park. The extension would create a half-mile pedestrian connection to the Bankhead MARTA station, Brock said. Residents in the area must now walk about two miles to reach the MARTA station.

The development is not subject to Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms' February moratorium on new construction permits around the new Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry. Brock said construction will likely start in the late first quarter of 2021.

Steve Brock, the founder of Brock Built, is involved in a legal dispute with investor Gregory Todey over the ownership of property located near the Westside Park. The lawsuit shows how investors hope to cash in on depressed real estate prices in an area that's likely to be booming in the coming years. Most of the new development at Maddox Park is not part of the legal dispute, Adam Brock said.

In the second new project, AB Capital LLC plans a mixed-used development on two lots totaling eight acres at the intersection of Chattahoochee Avenue and Marietta Boulevard, according to documents filed with the state Department of Community Affairs. It will include about 433,000 square feet of nonresidential space and 660 multifamily residential units.

The lots are owned by the pharmaceutical manufacturing company Mikart according to county property records. The first phase is scheduled for completion 2023.

AB Capital did not respond to a call seeking comment.