Developers plan 290 residential units, offices and retail on Westside

A Dallas-based real estate firm said Friday that it will start construction of a mixed-use development this summer on 18 acres in Atlanta Westside.

The project will include 290 residential units, as well as a series of interconnected offices, workshops and businesses at the intersection of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway and Northside Drive, said officials of Lincoln Property Co.

Plans currently call for Echo Street West to be 285,000 square feet of office space and 50,000 square feet of commercial space, in addition to the residences.

The project will be built in phases, officials said. The future phases will include more office, retail and residential space, as well as "hotel components," said Tony Bartlett, the company's executive vice president, in a statement.

He said the company wants to be part of the area’s continuing revitalization, and “to support the efforts of catalytic connectivity that are already underway.”

Lincoln named a Los Angeles-based company as its design firm.

Rios Clementi Hale Studios sees the project as part of a Westside mixed-use district that will make use of the area's history as an industrial site and a rail conduit, according to a statement by Mark Motonaga, the design firm's creative director of architecture. He said the result will be "a plan that is natural, respectful and inventive."

The Westside Connector Trail will pass through the Echo Street West development, Lincoln officials said.

Lincoln bought the property in December for an undisclosed amount. Representatives of the company said they will need no further zoning changes before starting construction this summer. They were not certain about the pricing of the residential units that will be included in the project.