The Draw of Bellwood and the Beltline

Mar 11, 2019

The Draw of Bellwood and the Beltline

How many fresh approaches to housing will result from the brilliant scenario that’s emerging from the re-birth of Bellwood Quarry? The Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry traces its origins to a helicopter ride on which an architect, a developer, and a city planner noticed how handy the old Bellwood Quarry site was to the soaring Atlanta skyline.

There, where granite was mined for Atlanta’s 19thand early 20thcentury roads and building facades, the Quarry has become the focal water feature of a tiered parkland that’s connected by the Westside Trail and the seven-mile-long Proctor Creek Greenway to the incomparable Atlanta Beltline. These green connections assure the flow of pedestrian, bike, and recreational users from throughout the city. And the water-filled Quarry doesn’t just sit there and look pretty; it stands ready as a 2.5-billion-gallon reserve supply of drinking water for Atlanta, because it’s connected through a five-mile tunnel to the Hemphill water treatment facility.

Slowly surrounding this outstanding example of Atlanta’s aptitude for turning the aesthetic to the practical – and vice versa– are some of our finest examples of blending the Atlanta condo with the work-play-learn-thrive mixed-use, “multi-modal” thrust of today’s best city and town planning. In fact, Atlanta is proceeding in ways that address and overcome the challenges of growth as we go. Phase one of Quarry Yards calls for 27 acres of the state of the art for urban living. There will be 75,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurants, a 300-key hotel, and 850 residential units. Class A office space will amount to 575,000 square feet.

Luxury townhomes on Howell Mill Road, offered at the Felix West Midtown, are a recent example of projects that knit together the synergy of urban access, outdoor recreation, and the kind of multi-modal living that builds community. The Felix clearly “gets it” about the planned serendipity made available from the brilliance of the Bellwood Quarry project. The resourcefulness and skill of the Felix designers is evident in the flatiron shape of the project. Also a sign of seeing things differently is the sheer size of the residences within the Felix. Encompassing floorplans from 2,500 to 3,000 square feet, the 15 townhomes there will clearly live up to the name, as homes more than apartments, giving city living a generous scale, to go with the cultural and commercial riches of Atlanta life.

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