West Midtown’s “creative flex space” offers lofty offices and plenty of parking
STORY: Claire Ruhlin
West Midtown is booming, and Inland Tract, the latest revitalization project from developers Third & Urban and Granite Properties, is one of the latest examples of this resurgence. Formerly warehouse facilities, Inland Tract will occupy more than 70,000 square feet of former warehouse facilities and maintain industrial, mid-century features. Atlanta architectural firm Kronberg Wall is updating the development with modern touches to bring the buildings into the 21st century.
Slated to reach completion in the fourth quarter of 2018, Inland Tract will primarily be comprised of lofty, modern office spaces with features including large windows, skylights and open-air courtyards. In addition, the development plans to house showrooms or warehouse spaces for companies with a small retail footprint, as well as entertainment concepts, says Joseph Rogers, a partner at Wilson, Hull & Neal Real Estate, the company representing Inland Tract. “We envision this as being a lot of creative loft office types but with the ability to provide a small warehouse component, whether it’s a showroom or retail,” says Rogers.
Sited near Westside Provisions and the future BeltLine, the development will also provide ample parking, a feature Rogers says makes it a desirable office space for commuters as well as those who live in the area—especially as more young people are moving to the Westside. “It’s an easy commute where you don’t have to go to Midtown and navigate parking decks and more traffic,” Rogers says. “We’re seeing a transition of users who have typically been in Midtown proper and wanted to have a new feel for their office space—that open loft feel with convenient parking. West Midtown in general has had a good run with parking space.”