Demolition has begun to make way for a mixed-use space at 14th Street and Howell Mill Road. From left to right: Jeff Garrison, Steve Collins and Jeff DeHart with S.J. Collins Enterprises at the demo-day event. CONTRIBUTED

Demolition for The Interlock begins in Atlanta

Last week, S.J. Collins Enterprises, a commercial real estate development firm, started the demolition process for The Interlock, a $450 million mixed-use development in West Midtown, according to a press release.

The developer hosted a kick-off event with colleagues, clients and business partners to officially initiate the demolition of several existing older structures on the site. Brent Scarbrough and Company will complete the demolition process and prepare the site for groundbreaking by the end of the year.

“Once The Interlock takes shape, it will transform this former industrial neighborhood corner in West Midtown,” said Jeff Garrison, partner at S.J. Collins Enterprises.

“We look forward to bringing pedestrian-forward walkways, ample parking and bike paths, accessibility to everyday staples, incredible skyline rooftop views, a boutique hotel and a mix of incubator spaces, residences, dining and shopping to residents and visitors.”

The Interlock will offer a versatile mix with 200,000 square feet of loft office space, 105,000 square feet for retail, 350 apartment units, 70 single-family homes and a 145-key Marriott Tribute Portfolio hotel.

Located at the intersection of 14th Street and Howell Mill Road, The Interlock was designed to encourage walking, biking and enjoying energized open space within an urban environment. With plenty of green space, patios and a wide multi-use path that connects each end of the property, visitors can gather, stroll and enjoy the open-air landscape.

Tenants previously announced include Slater Hospitality, which will design an ultimate rooftop experience, St. Germain French Bakery and Georgia Technology Ventures, which will operate a 50,000-square-foot incubator space with a mission of promoting and growing tech startups in the southeast.

Still in the design phase, the concept elements for the rooftop will include a modern private pool club and lounge with a retractable roof. An upscale 12,000-square-foot two-story restaurant and outdoor bar with covered patio will complete the space with an open area for relaxing and enjoying the view. Visitors will enjoy an infinity-edge pool that drops off into the city skyline.

The Interlock is slated to open in summer 2020.

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