Selig plans big adaptive re-use project in northwest Atlanta

A major Atlanta developer wants to turn more than three dozen buildings in northwest Atlanta, including a number of aging brick warehouses, into a mix of offices, apartments and boutique retail.

Selig Development said Friday it plans to develop an 80-acre tract near the Bellwood Quarry, west of I-75, into the Works at Chattahoochee. Selig said the 10-year development plan could one day include 500 residences, 600,000 square feet of office space, retail, restaurants and a hotel.

An aerial view of the 80-acre site that encompasses the planned Works at Chattahoochee project in northwest Atlanta. This view, looking northwest, shows the Top Golf complex to the south of the property. Selig Development plans to transform aging warehouses into a blend of offices, apartments, retail, restaurants and green space. SPECIAL
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The company, part of Selig Enterprises, joins a wave of developers pitching plans to overhaul warehouses near Atlanta’s central business district. The Jamestown project Ponce City Market – the re-invention of a former hulking Sears warehouse and City Hall East — is the best known, but other examples include Third & Urban’s Armour Yards and Stream Realty’s Lee + White project on the new Westside Beltline trail.

The Selig project is just north of the Top Golf complex along Chattahoochee Avenue and Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard.

That section of northwest Atlanta — not quite Midtown and southwest of Buckhead — has seen a rush of new development. The city is also creating Westside Reservoir Park, which will become the city’s largest park around the Bellwood Quarry.

Selig Development President Scott Selig said the firm owns the property free of debt while it also generates rent from existing tenants, so it can redevelop the area…

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