Summerhill’s Scene

Downtown Atlanta’s Summerhill neighborhood continues to add commercial and residential offerings. The 80-acre mixed-use project by Carter, in partnership with K. King & Co. and Healey Weatherholtz Properties, is south of Center Parc Stadium and anchored by Georgia State University, which plans to open this fall its multipurpose Convocation Center with an 8,000-seat arena.

Coming in first quarter 2023 to Georgia Avenue are Southern National, the acclaimed eatery that chef Duane Nutter and restaurateur Reggie Washington are relocating from Mobile, Alabama; Press Start, an arcade and Asian tapas concept from restaurateur Richard Tang with a rooftop; and Redacted, a basement drink parlor. Summerhill’s retail and restaurant hub is fully leased with options from morning coffee to late-night cocktails, says Cathryn houchins, senior director of marketing for Carter. “Tenants have latched onto the idea of being a main street,” she says. To increase connectivity, MARTA’s Summerhill bus rapid transit line is expected to start construction next year with a $91 million-plus price tag.

Hedgewood Homes has a 100-townhome community on Hank Aaron Drive, and Trammell Crow Residential’s Alexan Summerhill apartments will have 315 units. Across from 565 Hank by Windsor, Carter is developing 356 apartments and 6,800 square feet of retail. The design aims to tie into Georgia Avenue’s character.