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In the first few months of 2018, many large projects in Midtown have begun to wrap up. But don’t fret, development wonks of Atlanta!
As ongoing projects have delivered, a variety of newly announced ventures promises to continue the development trend.
While the huge list of pending and proposed projects in the 1.2-square-mile Midtown Improvement District has diminished slightly from nearly 50 back in 2017, there’s still plenty of momentum in Atlanta’s hotbed for construction.
Here’s the latest rundown, in map form:
1 The Peach
PROPOSED—A long-abandoned midcentury office tower, seen by hundreds-of-thousands of commuters per day, is destined to be transformed into 107 residences. Known as “The Peach” for its distinctive rooftop adornment, the building is being overhauled by local firm Smith Dalia.
2 SCAD dorm tower
UNDER CONSTRUCTION—Work has begun on a tiny sliver of land behind the SCAD facility on Peachtree Street to clear the way for an upscale new dorm. Plans call for the 14-story building to house nearly 600 students in about 100 units and be open in time for the 2020 school year.
PROPOSED—Parkside Partners has unveiled plans by ASD|SKY to revamp the structures north of 17th Street, combining 1389, 1401, and 1409 Peachtree into a single office structure with street retail. The project would also create a 300-foot linear park paralleling Atlanta’s main street.
4 Ascent Midtown
UNDER CONSTRUCTION—The dual-tower project has nearly topped out, with the 14-story hotel (176 rooms) aiming to finish in summer 2018. The taller, 27-story residential tower with 328 units is expected to be complete in early 2019.
1295 Spring Street NW
PROPOSED—After years of rumors and non-starter proposals, plans were revealed earlier this year for the major redevelopment of more than eight acres near Arts Center MARTA Station. The first phase of development on the “Metlife Site” calls for more than 500,000 square feet of office space and nearly 100,000 square feet of street retail.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION—This project by Parkside Partners is transforming an existing three-story office building across the street from Arts Center MARTA Station. The building will serve as the headquarters for Interface and feature silhouetted trees on the glass facade.
Arts Center MARTA TOD
PROPOSED—Back in 2016, MARTA entered discussions to develop up to four high-rises above Arts Center Station in Midtown. Developers Cousins Properties and Integral Group have unveiled limited plans for the project, but there isn’t a timeline.
Alliance Theatre at Woodruff Arts Center
UNDER CONSTRUCTION—A major overhaul of the facility is underway, sprucing up the Alliance Theatre and providing new support spaces for the building’s 50th anniversary. Designed by Trahan Architects, the project should be complete in 2018.
Spectrum on Spring
UNDER CONSTRUCTION—Work is wrapping up on Pollack Shores’s five-story residential building next to the Connector. Designed by Lord Aeck Sargent, the building will bring 256 apartments and 13,500 square feet of retail.
Hampton Inn & Suites
UNDER CONSTRUCTION—After years of proposals and speculation, construction has restarted on a 19-story hotel, designed by Lindsay Pope Brayfield Clifford & Associates. If built as previously announced, the Hampton Inn & Suites would feature 169 rooms.