ATLANTA, February 01, 2023 – Pittsburgh Yards, a development project in Southwest Atlanta, announced the addition of five “plug and play” pad-ready sites totaling 5.07-acres to the market. The sites are of varying sizes and intended to attract organizations that will create up to 1,000 jobs for the area.
Re’Nauta Bell of commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield has been retained to oversee leasing efforts for Pittsburgh Yards’ five pad-ready sites on behalf of ownership.
The sites have already produced interest from prospective tenants, which could generate significant leasing activity throughout 2023. Strategically located at 352 University Ave SW, Pittsburgh Yards is an ideal location for developers. Each pad site provides a rare opportunity for incoming developers and users to design and build their own space within the larger Pittsburgh Yards development and community.
Approved mix and light industrial use rezoning (I-MIX and I-1) allows for the sites to be transformed for a variety of uses including business and professional services, health and wellness, trade school and workforce, light manufacturing, distribution, and boutique mixed-use development.
“Each Pittsburgh Yards pad site offers its own vibe and experience. The idea is to create unique opportunities which impact Pittsburgh Yards users in a way that provides ease of access and a sense of a community while activating the Southwest Atlanta region. This aligns with the vision of the existing community, which is extremely important to me personally. It is an honor to be a part of the team cultivating the property’s future growth and impact,” said Cushman & Wakefield’s Re’Nauta Bell, who is a Senior Associate and member of the firm’s Tenant Advisory Group in Atlanta.
The five pad sites come with utility infrastructure in place and include stormwater management systems. They also benefit from the broader Pittsburgh Yards project that currently provides 200+ lighted parking lot spaces with room to grow, several electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, immediate access to Interstate 85/75 while also being located within two miles of Interstate 20, and is situated minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Fort McPherson. Not to mention, Pittsburgh Yards provides multiple bike racks for its users, is a 12-minute bike ride to two MARTA stations, and is served by two MARTA bus routes.
“Pittsburgh Yards is very focused on sustainability and accessibility. Additionally, the project is positioned with direct access to the Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail, adding to the walkability factor, bolstering the community aspect, and giving developers an opportunity to change the Atlanta skyline by taking advantage of the vertical real estate,” added Bell.
In alignment with the Atlanta BeltLine and the vision of Atlanta’s Mayor Andre Dickens for more equitable access to commercial space, Pittsburgh Yards completed Phase 1 of development in December 2020 which produced The Nia Building that offers 101 office suites for small businesses, shared co-working space, and other meeting spaces. Container Courtyard, the latest Pittsburgh Yards project underway, is a new onsite food and retail destination set to deliver in Spring 2023.