Developer proposes 26-story apartment tower behind historic Midtown church

A rendering of the proposed apartment tower shows the proximity to historic Saint Mark UMC. 

StreetLights Residential is proposing a 26-story apartment tower that rise directly behind the historic Saint Mark United Methodist Church on Peachtree Street. The Midtown Development Review Committee (DRC) recently reviewed the proposal at its June 11 meeting.

The building, which would sit at the corner of 5th and Juniper streets, includes 299 apartments and 4,000 square feet of retail space. Seven levels of 568 parking spaces would be provided, including 150 spaces allocated for the church.

According to a recap from Midtown Alliance, the DRC recommended moving the retail space to the corner of 5th and Juniper to take advantage of more pedestrian activity and strengthening the exterior design features by working with Atlanta City Design Studio due to the building’s prominent scale and its proximity to the church.

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