Developers have revealed plans for an apartment community overlooking BeltLine that they say will provide a unique lifestyle in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhoods.
Vibe at Echo Street West, as the 292-unit community is called, will be the first residential section of a 19-acre mixed-use village taking shape on English Avenue.
The mid-rise building faces the Westside BeltLine Connector trail and is designed to have no front doors, but rather numerous entrances and exits that integrate with various aspects of the community, according to developer Lincoln Property Company.
With Echo Street West located between Georgia Tech and Microsoft’s future Westside campus, Lincoln expects the tech industry to drive demand for sophisticated leasing options in the area. Twenty percent of Vibe apartments will be set aside as affordable housing for households earning up to 80 percent of the area’s median income, which developers say is 5 percent more than the district requires. BeltLine overlay.
Dwell Design Studio’s plans for Project Vibe include a bike storage area and repair shop for up to 100 bikes, podcast studio, maker room, pet spa, outdoor courtyard for outdoor workouts, a fitness center and approximately 4,000 square feet of rooftop lounging space.
Plans also call for retail at street level at the base of the building, facing the BeltLine connection between downtown and Westside Park.
The project “is at the forefront of restoring the new post-pandemic way of life – located in an open-air, walkable village where you can work from anywhere, shop, eat local and connect with the community,” Tony Bartlett, Lincoln’s senior vice president, said in a press release. “It’s an accessible, connected design that feels unique to this part of Atlanta.”
Pre-letting at Vibe is expected to begin this summer. Lincoln expects a first move-in later in 2022.
Meanwhile, on a plot opposite the apartments, the Westside Motor Lounge entertainment concept is set to open this spring along Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.
The first phase of Echo Street West also includes 300,000 square feet of office space, 50,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, and approximately 3.5 acres of outdoor entertainment and park space.
An adaptive reuse event venue and artist colony opened last year on the northeast portion of the property.
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