New renderings have emerged of a 407-unit Post Properties apartment complex that would bring hundreds of much-needed residents to the area near World of Coke. Post has owned the property — bounded by Centennial Olympic Park Drive, Baker Street and Williams Street and bisected by Simpson Street — for years but only just brought plans for what they call Centennial Park Apartments before the Downtown Development Review Committee in May. The appearance of new renderings from Looney Ricks Kiss (the world's most amusingly named architectural, planning, environmental and interior design firm) suggest that plans to transform the site from ugly surface parking to a residential community might be moving forward. Units would range in size from 537 to 1,356 square feet.
The design of the complex moves from traditional to more contemporary as it moves toward Centennial Olympic Park. According to LRK, "Each block boasts three distinct building styles to preserve the diverse character of the neighborhood and allow a more graceful massing transition as the buildings step down the hill." Whatever you think of the designs, an influx of that many new residents to bring life to that area of downtown can only be a good thing, particularly if they take advantage of the streetcar and/or MARTA.
· Plans For 400 Rentals Could Lend Downtown More People [Curbed Atlanta]
· Centennial Park Apartments [LRK Website]