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Pre-Recession Plans For 2-Tower Midtown Project Are Alive!

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A pre-Recession proposal that would bring an office tower, a residential tower, retail and restaurants to the heart of Midtown is still alive and kicking. Daniel Corporation VP John Zintak confirmed the aliveness of "Metropolitan Center," originally pitched years ago for a property primarily fronting Spring and 17th streets. "Although likely to be different from the 2007 designs," Zintak said, "Daniel Corporation is actively marketing the project for future mixed-use, office, residential, hospitality and retail." He said there was no specific outlook on construction but that everything was "probably a year out."

The dusted-off presentation can be seen in a nifty slide show. Plans call for a 23-story, 570,000 square-foot office tower, the piece of the project that would front 17th Street. The tower would also include 35,000 square feet of street-level retail.

Surprisingly, the slide show (which is actually kind of frustrating) says nothing specific about the apartment tower, the building on the right in the above rendering. Old forum posts, however, claim it was originally planned to be a "roughly 30-floor luxury apartment tower with around 300 units."

— By Curbed Atlanta contributor Tyler Estep

· Metropolitan Center [Website]
· Officials: Leasing Success At 12th & Midtown 'Unprecedented' [Curbed Atlanta]

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