Formerly known as Technology Enterprise Park, Science Square is an 18-acre master-planned district offering commercial lab/R&D and residential developments and is being reactivated as a regional and global hub of bioscience and life science. This groundbreaking for Phase 1 of the project was attended by leading officials at Georgia Tech, the city of Atlanta, and the state of Georgia. The first phase of the development at Science Square will include TCC’s Science Square Labs, a speculative 364,740-square-foot Class A lab/office tower, and HSR’s 280-unit residential building, the firm’s first residential development in Atlanta, which will include ground-floor retail space.
Designed by Perkins + Will, Science Square Labs is a purpose-built 13 story tower that will offer up to 35,558-square-foot floor plates designed for lab and clean-room build-out. The facility will also feature ground-floor retail space and an amenity collection, including a fitness center, an all-hands conference space, and an indoor/outdoor tenant lounge with a catering kitchen. Other features of the lab building include tenant spaces with private outdoor space, indoor/outdoor collaboration areas, connection to Georgia Tech’s pedestrian/bike bridge to campus, covered parking, and chemical storage space. TCC is seeking LEED and WELL certifications, and the project will feature a 38,000-square-foot solar panel array atop of the parking garage installed by Cherry Street Energy. TCC is also building a floor of pre-build “graduator” speculative lab/office suites for growing life sciences companies.
Designed by Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio, HSR’s Class A residential building will rise 14 stories and feature a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The residential building will have Class A amenities defined by resident health, wellness, and sustainability with a lobby connected bike room, fitness center, yoga room, resort style pool courtyard with clubroom, sky deck lounge, and co-working space. The project will also include an affordable housing component and ground-floor retail. The first units are slated to deliver in early 2024, with full completion later that year.
“Our team is excited to kick off High Street Residential’s first multifamily development in the Atlanta region. This project will provide much-needed new housing — including affordable units — and retail within West Atlanta, adjacent to Georgia Tech’s campus,” said Scott Kirchhoff, Senior Vice President for HSR. “This is just the beginning of the impressive 16-acre mixed-use Science Square development, which we believe will have a positive and lasting impact on Atlanta and the surrounding neighborhood.”
The first phase is slated to deliver during Q1 2024.