College Park renames 311-acre development across from airport

College Park has a new name for its 311-acre mixed use development adjacent to the Atlanta airport.

“Six West” is the new name for the development, which had been dubbed “Airport City College Park” previously.

The name was approved after a mayor and City Council meeting April 6, according to an announcement by the city.

Six West is set to officially break ground later this spring on Camp Creek Parkway, across from the Georgia International Convention Center and newly opened Gateway Center Arena. The property is being developed by College Park’s Business and Industrial Development Authority, Clearly College Park, with public-private partnerships.

The site is reclaimed residential land just west of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, across Interstate 85 South. Six West will sit between Camp Creek Parkway, McDonald Avenue and Princeton Avenue.

“West of downtown College Park and just west of the airport, Six West covers six historic avenues, all of which pay homage to five Ivy League schools and civic leader John Wesley. We aim to memorialize the site’s past while developing its future,” Artie Jones III, director of Economic Development for the City of College Park and executive director of Clearly College Park, said in the statement. “This development is a testament to the redefined economic growth of College Park, and we hope its thunderous impact on our reputation and economy stands to share the next 100 years.”

The master plan approved in August 2019 includes up to 3 million square feet of class-A office space, up to six hotels, 548,000 square feet of retail, and 450 residential units including apartments, townhomes, single family homes and senior living, plus additional mixed-use space.

One hotel and one residential project are currently under contract, according to the announcement.

By Jessica Saunders  – Managing Editor, Atlanta Business Chronicle