Curbed Atlanta | How the renovation of Adair Park’s massive ‘The MET’ is coming together now

What was once the country’s largest single freestanding building is being transformed into a massive mixed-use complex, catered toward Atlanta’s creative community.

Built in 1914 by Coca-Cola cofounder Asa Candler, Adair Park’s 1.1 million-square-foot former warehouse district—once known as the Metropolitan and now dubbed simply “The MET”—has been undergoing renovations that owner and developer Carter hopes will make the site the “cultural engine of Atlanta” for local creatives.

Development reps tell Curbed Atlanta that The MET, positioned between Metropolitan Parkway and Murphy Avenue, has secured a new tenant—digital agency and production studio Chil & Co.—and completed construction of its new courtyard.

Chil & Co. came from downtown’s Switchyards complex, needing more space to grow, according to Carter officials.

Crews are still working on the courtyard’s “cosmetic updates,” including landscaping features and a monument sign that will remind patrons of the property’s history, according to a development spokesperson.

But the tenant news means the Adair Park project is about 75 percent leased up.

Additionally, areas surrounding the courtyard are going through a major renovation slated for a spring completion, which will turn existing spaces into more communal hangouts and include the reintroduction of an entrance to Murphy Avenue.

The entrance’s reopening is scheduled for about April, around the same time the finishing touches of the courtyard should wrap.

The site, accessible from the Beltline’s Westside Trail and the West End MARTA stop, could also see the construction of additional buildings and a parking deck.

Watch the MET video here.

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By Sean Kennan

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