A rendering of 8West.

Developers Jim Meyer of Atlantic Capital Properties and Mack Reese of Gateway Ventures envision have announced a new mixed-use development called 8West, which will be located at the corner of 8th Street and Howell Mill Road. The project will include office, retail, homes and an art gallery.

Slated for completion in Spring 2020, 8West will include a 200,000-square-foot
office/retail component and will maintain the existing 15,000 square feet of retail that is
currently comprised of Bartaco, Bocado, Arden’s Garden, A Ma Maniere and the new
Hathaway Gallery space, all of which will remain open throughout the construction

The project will add 175,000 square feet of Class A office space along with an additional 10,000 square feet of retail developed in collaboration with Cartel Properties. The nine-story development will also include a 680-car parking deck and amenities such as a fitness facility, bike storage and repair, common collaborative spaces, conference facilities, podcast rooms, and an outdoor public plaza.

Trammell Crow Residential has announced it will develop an adjoining 264 luxury residential component.

8West will partner with Hathaway Gallery to engage local artists through a unique outreach program for both public art and building artwork. The building will also feature a 4,000-square-foot west-facing art wall.

To ease the flow of traffic, there will be a realignment of Howell Mill Road and Marietta Street that will provide convenient vehicular and bicycle access to the Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry and a public gathering plaza connected to the 8West lobby. Similarly, the planned completion of the Tech Parkway Trail will link Georgia Tech’s campus to 8West, offering safe access by foot or bike.

Another perspective of the 8West project.

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Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.