WRS, the developer who is heading up the transformation of Underground Atlanta has released new images of what the project will someday look like.
Construction on block three of the four-block redevelopment project began in January and will be completed in a little over a year. That section will have “more than 150,000 square feet of retail, office and communal areas,”the company said.
Among the proposed changes:
– The removal of the former Underground Atlanta food court along Central Avenue. This will open up the alley level to the street as shown in the above rendering.
– WRS is opening up the “Exchange” building to Upper Alabama to provide more of an open-air connected corridor between Kenny’s Alley and Upper Alabama.
– Replacement of all retail windows with modern/industrial office storefronts that will be customized based on tenant size.
– Repair of the c 1882 Block Candy Co building at 86 Pryor, and replacement of its 1980’s storm windows with historically-accurate and energy efficient ones.
– Removal of 1980’s “mall” touches like escalators and miscellaneous metal screening.
– Repair and repaint all façades, with addition(s) of street art and murals throughout.
– Reworking interior access so that it functions more like an office / workshop space rather than a circuitous mall.
“Block 3 is also the permanent home of The Masquerade, who recently finished cosmetic renovations and the coworking pop-up Post-Office Cowork and coffee shop at 86 Pryor,” the company added.