Brookhaven, GA, August 3, 2016 – Work is underway on Apple Valley Rd. in Brookhaven’s Industrial District to transform a warehouse formerly occupied by BagCraft/Papercon into corporate loft space. This adaptive reuse is the brainchild of developer Stream Realty Partners, who focuses on the renovation of abandoned warehouses throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area and beyond.
Demolition began in earnest a couple of weeks ago and Stream’s project manager, Bradley Dunn, says while the exterior will undergo targeted teardown, there isn’t much to demolish on the interior of the building. “These old industrial buildings are mostly open with only a few offices,” Dunn told The Post in late April. “This makes the interior a blank canvas with high ceilings – which our architects love.”
Dunn says the design calls for replacing the majority of the exterior walls with long glass canopies. He says the exterior walls will be painted and finished with a variety of wood, corrugated steel, and brick.
Principal and Director of Interiors at Perkins + Will, Joyce Fownes, says the project design includes demolition of one of the three buildings on the site to create a courtyard and adding glazing to the facades of two remaining structures. Fownes notes the interior space will consist of “a lobby, restrooms with showers and an outdoor meeting/gathering mezzanine. “The remainder of the space will be finished as tenants would like them to be,” she adds.
Stream tells The Post the Apple Valley Rd. location provides an off the beaten path solution, a sense of exclusivity, and answers the call for more loft office space in the Brookhaven area. The project breathes new life into buildings that have sat dormant for nearly five years.
The 70,000 square foot, 3 acre project is slated to see the main warehouse building transformation be completed in October. Stream says there may be a retail component included in the project – potentially a restaurant – but that is still TBD.
For more about the Apple Valley Brookhaven project go here.
By: Trey Benton, Renee Turner Contributing
SOURCE: The Brookhaven Post