If a tree falls in Midtown, does it help the residential tower (possibly) planned for its landing spot get built? A big ol' oak tree fell over and smashed a partially vacated apartment building near 211 13th St. — in between Piedmont Road and Juniper Street — during the weekend's storms. The scene is the same spot where developer Tivoli might be reviving plans for a massive apartment tower, as reported just a few days before the aforementioned tree crashed into a building currently occupying part of the lot. Good omen, bad omen, or, you know, just a tree falling in a storm?
Bisnow.com reported that Tivoli — which developed Mezzo and the condo tower Aqua, among other projects — is considering bringing back the plan for a 25-story, 252-unit tower it abandoned in 2008. The project could move forward as early as this spring (which is technically, like, now), the site said. Curbed Atlanta's own tipster said Tivoli has given current residents on the property 30 days to move out, but the developer may have a long economic road to hoe itself; tax records show a number of properties on the lot are currently in foreclosure.
— By Curbed Atlanta contributor Tyler Estep