An aerial rendering of what the new central greenspace will look like in Atlantic Station.
Atlantic Station will be transforming over the next year.
Barricades have gone up and demolition will be soon begin to make way for a slate of new buildings and tenants in the live-work-play community, according to developer materials. The development’s central greenspace will also be reimagined.
The park will nearly double in size, and include an interactive water feature. A large LED video screen will go up so visitors can enjoy outdoor movies, and shade canopies will be added to provide shelter from the sun. The developers hope the reconfigured park will create more flexibility for special events that will take place there.
“The pace of change in Atlantic Station has been fast, and the demolition starting this week in the central park is a major milestone in the overall evolution,” Nick Garzia, director of retail leasing for Hines, the international real estate group behind the expansion said in a statement. “This project is going to change more in the next 18 months than it has in the past decade. In a sense, we are well on our way to fulfilling the project’s original overall vision, but have updated it for current trends and opportunities. As density continues to rise west of the connector, the importance of this project in the years ahead is only going to grow.”
In addition to the redesigned park, several new tenants will be opening their doors in Atlantic Station, including a new Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern and four restaurants – Naan Stop, Poke Bar, Pho-24 and Gyu-Kaku, according to development materials. A new bowling venue, Bowlero, also plans to be up and running by next fall. The current H+M location will be expanding, and a new retail tenant, Forever 21 will be opening its doors.
“A year from now, Atlantic Station is going to look and feel completely different,” Garzia added in a statement.