Pollack Shores Plans Home Park Project

Press Release

Pollack Shores Real Estate Group is planning a project along 14th Street in Home Park that could create a more walkable heart for the neighborhood near Georgia Tech.

The Atlanta-based company plans to build a 275-unit apartment building with about 10,000 square feet of retail space. It would fill the block along 14th Street, between Mecaslin and State streets.

Pollack Shores currently has the property under contract. It encompasses 11 parcels, including the former Bobby & June’s Kountry Kitchen that closed in 2010.

The developer looks to break ground in July.

Some of the existing retail, including the Jimmy John’s sandwich shop and Taste of New York pizzeria, would be relocated to the new project, said Tyler Gaines, development manager with Pollack Shores.

With the adjacent “Kool Korners” retail strip that includes restaurants such as Better Half, the two projects start to create a more walkable area for the neighborhood.

“Home Park doesn’t really have a downtown district,” Gaines said. “This will give Home Park a central core.”

It also helps fill in the gap between Piedmont Park and the trendy shops and restaurants of West Midtown along 14th Street. Other projects are planned for the corridor, including a flagship Whole Foods Market at 14th and West Peachtree streets.

Pollack Shores has a host of other projects around Atlanta, including one recently announced for the Buckhead Village.

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