IN GOOD COMPANY
West Midtown’s mixed-use development pairs creative workspace with local artwork
STORY: Claire Ruhlin
These days, it seems as if the demand for creative workspace is higher than ever. At least, this was the impetus for 8West, a workspace project by real estate developers Atlantic Capital Properties and Gateway Ventures.
Situated in the Upper West Side on the corner of 8th Street and Howell Mill Road near Bartaco and Bocado, 8West is expected to open in the spring of 2020. The nine-story development includes 175,000 square feet of office space and 10,000 square feet of retail, which will arise in collaboration with commercial real estate agency Cartel Properties. An adjoining luxury residential development by Trammell Crow Residential is also in the works.
Plenty of amenities are in store for future 8West office tenants, including a 680-car parking deck, a fitness facility, bike storage and repair, common collaborative spaces and conference rooms, an outdoor public plaza, podcast rooms and outdoor terraces offering sweeping city views.
The development is also working to highlight Atlanta’s local arts community, joining forces with Hathaway Gallery to cultivate public art and building artwork, including a 4,000-square-foot, west-facing art wall.