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University House Eyes Summer '15 Debut, 2-Story Retail

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Officials with the under-construction University House Midtown say the project will be catered to students like a campus library, more or less. The developer, Inland American Communities, bought the land at 930 Spring St. from Ambling University Development Group and hopes to begin pre-leasing this summer. The 19-story tower will rise adjacent to Georgia Tech, and Inland officials are projecting an August 2015 opening, a spokesperson tells Curbed Atlanta.

In addition to 268 apartments (with 706 beds), University House will have a 10,500 square-foot double-decker of street retail, mostly fronting Spring Street. Officials are touting the development's easy walkability to Georgia Tech, but for those inclined to ride, The Stinger campus shuttle will have a stop outside the resident lobby.

In terms of amenities, University House will offer perks that residents of other new towers around Atlanta won't have — or want. We're talking about a "dedicated study room with Mac and PC stations, study pods and smart board technology." Not to mention the "community room with pool table" to compliment the on-site arcade. Other amenities like the dual club rooms, terrace-level pool and grilling areas should make the dorms seem even more blah than before.

Options for Tech students could be even more plentiful soon. Site work on another student-focused development directly to the south of University House appears to be under way. According to early plans, the "Centergy North" property could host a 25-story tower (pictured), with more than 200 student apartments, 14,000 square feet of office space and about 5,000 square feet of retail. Gateway and South City Partners proposed the project last year.

· University House [Inland American Communities]
· Work Under Way At Second GT Student Housing Tower? [Curbed Atlanta]
[Renderings via Inland American Communities and Skyscraperpage.com]