Report: Two new mixed-use towers may soar over Midtown

A rendering of Midtown Union.

The Midtown Development Review Committee discussed two major new mixed-use developments anchored by soaring towers at its May 8 meeting.

Here is a recap provided by Midtown Atlanta.

The first was a follow-up presentation on JLL’s mixed-use development, Midtown Union. This project is located on a 3.8 acre site at 17th and Spring Street and includes approximately 604,960 square feet of office space, a 255-key hotel, 354 residential units and 99,453 square feet of retail space, including a grocer and food hall. The podium parking deck contains approximately 1,782 spaces and supports on-site uses including public parking for retail users. A part from the bold design of the office tower, the signature feature of the project is a new street extension of Arts Center Way, which provides the focal point for activity emanating from the retail and restaurant experience on the ground floors. The DRC has been generally supportive of the project, recognizing the significant impact it will have on the character of the district around the Woodruff Arts Center. However, at the April meeting, the committee requested more detail about the street level experience and the façade treatments. The design team from Cooper Carry provided additional information related to enhancements on the elevation that faces 17th Street, but conceded that specifics about the parking deck façades and retail façade treatments are still being refined as future tenants are identified. The DRC recommended support for the site plan and related variations, but withheld full support until additional information could be provided about the architecture.

A rendering of 1125 Peachtree.

Selig debuted their latest offering at 12th & Midtown in the form of a sleek mixed-use project designed by Rule Joy Trammel + Rubio. The development occupies a full block on Peachtree Street between 12th and 13th Street and contains approximately 6,000 square feet of retail at street level, 56 residential condo units, 253 key luxury hotel, 9 story office tower, and structured parking for approximately 563 cars. The office, hotel, and residential components stack vertically on top of each other, stepping back as uses change to allow for amenity spaces. There are three proposed vehicle access points to the site, one on 12th Street and two on Juniper, that tie into various levels of the parking deck. Loading docks are located off of 13th Street. The committed indicated that the project has several challenges to overcome on the Juniper frontage related to vehicular access and active use. The committee requested additional work at each corner on Juniper to explore the opportunity for usable space along the busy corridor.

2 Comments
  1. Have any of these people tried to get off the exit at 17th Street in the mornings? One lane turning right. People turning from the middle lane because the line to turn is all the way down the expressway?

  2. To the City of Atlanta!

    Please stop all of this development until you can figure out a solution to the egregious traffic problems in this city. It takes 30 minutes to go 3-5 miles. Midtown and Buckhead are a total disaster! You are dumping 1000 cars in each of these blocks – adding to the headache. Atlanta does not need more apartments, condos or office buildings, Atlanta need a responsible city council and mayor to address these issues and to solve these problems.

    PS: To take MARTA to my office (5 miles and a 30 minute commute) it would take me 1.5 hours!

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