Mixed-use ‘The Interlock’ to squeeze onto Howell Mill Road in West Midtown

Mixed-use ‘The Interlock’ to squeeze onto Howell Mill Road in West Midtown

Another major development is slated to rise on West Midtown’s bustling Howell Mill Road, occupying a high-profile site that’s been empty for years.

At the southeast corner of Howell Mill Road and 14th Street, “The Interlock,” a $140 million complex named for its Howell Interlocking Historic District home, will cram roughly 200,000 square feet of office space, 90,000 square feet of retail, and more than 300 apartment units onto the plot, per developers.

Additionally, developer S.J. Collins Enterprises will offer 70 single-family homes and a 125-key hotel on the busy block, according to The Interlock’s website.

On April 25, the City of Atlanta received a handful of permit applications for The Interlock’s buildout at 1115 Howell Mill Road—and for the demolition of a vacant warehouse that must precede it, according to What Now Atlanta.

Georgia Technology Venture will control 25 percent of the office space for use as a tech incubator for “promoting and growing tech start-ups in the Southeast,” WNA reports.

The Interlock is also teasing rooftop hangouts, green space galore, and a small network of multi-use pathways.

The corner-lot property has been vacant for more than three years, since longtime occupant United Rentals left behind a lot of asphalt, some fencing, a garage, and an outbuilding.

While sizable, The Interlock would be just a blip on the Midtown area’s busy development radar, which includes several other projects en route to Howell Mill Road.

Developer Allen Morris Company recently sealed the deal on a 1.7-acre land sale at 11th Street and Howell Mill. The group plans to erect a tiered, 14-story tower there.

Meanwhile, many worry about congestion problems that could be exacerbated with the continued transformation of Howell Mill. The corridor is scheduled for Complete Streets treatment as part of Renew Atlanta Bond efforts, but cries for dedicated transit in the area have echoed for years.