The Ever-Changing Face of the Westside.

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Cranes continue to pop up on Howell Mill Road on the Westside at a dizzying rate. Here’s an update on the projects behind them. City officials state that over $1.3 billion in development is underway not counting Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry. More on that at the end.

Here are some of the larger projects coming out of the ground.

Photo courtesy of Gateway Ventures

8 West

Located at the corner of 8th and Howell Mill, 8West will feature office, retail, and residential. Bocado will remain but those pretty views of the Atlanta skyline from the back deck will sadly be gone. More on the 8 West development.

Photo courtesy of Toll Brothers


Osprey is planned at 10th and Howell Mill and will include 319 luxury rentals and, you guessed it, restaurants and retail. More on Osprey.

Star Metals

Spanning both sides of Howell Mill Road where Northside Tavern is currently located is the massive Star Metals development which will include 400+ luxury apartments and retail behind the Northside Tavern site, and offices, restaurants and retail across the street. So far, the word is that Northside Tavern will remain, but it isn’t pictured in any of the renderings. More on Star Metals.

Photo courtesy of Interlock

The Interlock

Named after the nearby point at which four railroad lines connect, The Interlock is located at Howell Mill and 14th and will include 350 apartments, 70 single family units, a Marriott Tribute boutique hotel, the Georgia Tech Venture Lab and other incubator space along with restaurants and retail. More on The Interlock.

Goat Farm Arts Center

Photo courtesy of Goat Farm Arts Center

Just west of Howell Mill Road, a $250 million expansion will soon be underway which will retain the circa 1880’s brick structures and house the Museum of Contemporary Art, artists studios and live/work spaces, a hotel, apartments, cafe, and two restaurants. More on the Goat Farm Arts Center development.

Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry

Westside Park will be an expansive green space that centers around the former quarry to be transformed into a picturesque reservoir. There will be an architectural overlook toward the Atlanta skyline, outdoor performance venue, a community farm and trails which will connect to the Beltline. When completed, it will exceed Piedmont Park in size. More on Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry.

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