Just what is it with these Atlanta developers and their ground-floor retail? More than a dozen years ago, Atlanta’s Post Properties interrupted Midtown’s otherwise consistent record of first-floor parking, gated windows, and shrubbery with a shopping street along its Gray St. apartment development. And now comes the same city’s Novare Group with plans to wrap the base of its Main St. and Leeland frontage of its 24-story SkyHouse Houston apartment tower downtown with a trio of shop spaces — including more than 2,300 sq. ft. on the ground floor of the building’s separate parking garage.
Two spaces totaling a little more than 5,000 sq. ft. will front the rail line:
The spaces at the base of the garage facing Leeland may be only 20 ft. deep, but they’ll have a 20 ft. ceiling height.
Also on the SkyHouse’s retail horizon: a leasing office for the apartments — but not here. It’s planned for neighboring GreenStreet (formerly known as Houston Pavilions) and it’s scheduled to open early next year.
- SkyHouse Houston [Wulfe & Co.]
- Previously on Swamplot: Where Downtown’s New Residential Tower Will Go
Renderings: Wulfe & Co.