A group of developers wants to bring some ITP mixed-use development magic to downtown Marietta.
Capital Properties Group, Concordia Properties and Synergy Realty Advisors announced plans for “Marietta Square Market” on Wednesday. The development would be in the style of Atlanta favorites Krog Street and Ponce City markets.
The group pitched it as an 18,000-square-foot food hall “adjacent” to the historic Marietta Square. It would be inside Marietta Station, located at 68 N. Marietta Parkway NW, making the market about a seven-minute walk from its namesake Square.
Cobb wouldn’t be alone with this type of development:
The market, just behind the William Root House Museum & Garden, would have room for three anchor restaurants and eight smaller kiosks between 400 and 800 square feet for eateries or shops.
Rich Dippolito with Concordia said the developers submitted their application Monday and hopes to appear before the Marietta Historic Board of Review at its April 3 meeting.
The estimated completion date listed on the application was March 31, 2018.
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There will also be a vendor inside a restored 1922 curved side streetcar made to look like the ones that ran from Marietta to Atlanta in the 1930s and 40s.
In classic market format, food would vary from American cuisine to Asian, Greek, barbecue and baked goods, according to the development team’s release. No specific restaurants were named.
There are also plans for a a central bar providing a variety of alcohol and craft beers.
The design will supposedly draw from its location and the history attached.
Marietta Station’s 46,000 square feet is comprised of three century-old buildings on Church Street that date back to 1892 when Cobb sprung to life because of the economic opportunites brought by a new train system.
The market “will look like a turn-of-the-century railroad depot,” the news release said, with large glass, garage-style doors on two sides that can be opened onto a patio.
This is the latest development in a county seeing massive growth, including the Braves’ new SunTrust park and its mixed-use project The Battery Atlanta.
Here’s a type of business inside Krog Street Market in Atlanta that would likely be similar to those at the proposed Marietta Square Market:
The owners of Xocolatl, Elaine Read and Matt Weyandt, make bean-to-bar chocolate in their micro-factory at Krog Street Market in Atlanta.
Photo: (Hyosub Shin / AJC)