5 things to know about the Westside Stockyards

Tenants include hip ad agencies, a new restaurant, and an upscale bowling alley
Stockyards Atlanta
Rendering courtesy of Stockyards

Historic opportunity
Westbridge Partners, the developer behind Westside Provisions District, is creating a mixed-use project called Stockyards from the last three unclaimed buildings in the historic Miller Union Stockyards, all tucked along Brady Avenue, west of Midtown.

Past lives
The buildings were used as furniture warehouses until the early 1990s. Two are in relatively good shape, while the third has structural problems and will be replaced by parking and another building to complete the 135,000-square-foot complex. Plans call for heavy timber and old brick to be infused into new tenant spaces.

What’s the ETA?
The project, which launched in June, is being built in a single phase, but tenants will have scattered openings beginning next spring.

Initial attractions
Along with office tenants that include hip ad agencies, expect a new restaurant and upscale bowling alley, the Painted Duck, a sister concept to Buckhead’s the Painted Pin that will use smaller balls and “duck” pins.

Hot commodity
“When we started with adaptive reuse projects in the late 1990s,” says Westbridge principal Chris Faussemagne, “capital markets, brokers, and larger tenants all thought we were nuts.”

This article originally appeared in our October 2016 issue.