A 350-unit, mixed-use development that could replace a parking lot in the heart of Midtown is scheduled to break ground early next year. Wood Partners announced Wednesday it will start turning dirt "in the first half of 2014" on "high-rise and mid-rise residential buildings" on the corner of West Peachtree Street and Peachtree Place. The project — dubbed in renderings obtained by Curbed simply "33 Peachtree Place" — will go up on four acres also bordering 8th and Cypress streets. It's also slated to have 20,000 square-feet of retail. In a press release, developers bill the place as "the first high-rise multifamily project in Midtown Atlanta to solely use natural gas for home heating, hot water and cooking."
Judging solely by the rendering, it appears the project, across the street from The Plaza, may have retail with a parking deck stacked on top of it, next to a seven- or eight-story apartment tower, next to a connected 20-ish story tower. Inquiries into what kind of retail may be expected were unfruitful. "Top-of-the-line amenities will include a resort-style pool deck, club rooms, and one-of-a-kind urban park and courtyard space," the developer said. The place is a stone's throw from MARTA rail and not far from Georgia Tech's campus or Piedmont Park. It has the potential for pretty killer views from its upper floors, while injecting more foot-traffic into Midtown.
— By Curbed Atlanta contributor Tyler Estep