The Grant Park Gateway Project is an upscale take on a parking garage, providing 1,000 spaces surrounded with amenities.
City officials unveiled plans for the $48 million project on April 25. It will be next to Zoo Atlanta on Boulevard Avenue.
“The new amenity will feature a park on the roof of the facility with green infrastructure elements and a restaurant highlighting regional cuisine, while providing approximately 1,000 parking spaces,” a press release from the city says.
Mayor Kasim Reed called it “the first facility of its kind” in Atlanta and said it “provides an entirely new way of looking at the entrance to the community.”
“The design benefits the Grant Park neighborhood and respects its history as Atlanta’s oldest park, while addressing parking demands, reducing traffic congestion and improving the overall safety in the area,” Reed said, according to the press release.
The estimated completion date is late 2018. Winter Johnson Group received the contract for the project and the Parks and Recreation Department will issue a request for proposal for the restaurant space.
The city provided these renderings of what the gateway will look like when it’s completed.