LOCATION: West End, Atlanta, GA
SIZE: 21,800 SF
STATUS: Completed 2019
Located in the West End neighborhood of Atlanta, the Lee + White redevelopment involved the conversion of multiple adjacent existing warehouse buildings into a vibrant food and beverage district near the Atlanta BeltLine Westside trail. The architectural design focused on leveraging large new openings to connect interior spaces to a shared central outdoor space that overlooks the BeltLine trail.
Utilizing the full potential of the site and creating a feeling of community required more than strategic insertion of outdoor spaces and new exterior openings; extensive coordination with local authorities to meet strict requirements for brewery operation, life safety, and fire code was required to make the project possible. The developer’s strategic tenant selection with competitive rent rates, and cooperation from the BeltLine to ensure connectivity to the project from the adjacent trail were the final critical factors contributing to the project’s success. Home to local tenants like Monday Night Brewing, Wild Heaven Beer, and American Spirit Works, the project has become a bustling local gathering spot with a unique, community-oriented atmosphere. It was chosen as a finalist for the 2019 ULI Atlanta Award for Excellence in Adaptive Reuse/Repurposing.