Curbed Atlanta | The MET is undergoing an art-centric, adaptive-reuse revival

In the early 1900s, the 1.1-million-square-foot warehouse district in southwest Atlanta formerly known as the Metropolitan but now renamed the MET, served Georgia farmers who were struggling to make ends meet.

The district, built in 1914 by Coca-Cola cofounder Asa Candler, is said to have boasted the country’s largest single structure beneath one roof at the time.

Today, developer Carter is aiming to transform the massive property near the West End MARTA stop into a place where intown artists and other creatives live, work, and play. The same company is behind the revival of Summerhill’s commercial corridor and development around Georgia State Stadium.

Carter bought the Metropolitan property in June and has launched adaptive-reuse efforts, updating spaces ranging from 1,000 to 100,000 square feet for office, creative, maker, retail, residential, and event space uses, according to a news release.

Carter is developing a new courtyard, entrance, and other spaces for patrons. The courtyard is slated to be complete around the new year, and other additions are expected to follow further down the line.

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By Sean Keenan

Full Article and additional images in Curbed Atlanta.

See Carter's case study on the project here.


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