A dark horse has entered the skyward race in the Arts Center area of Midtown. At a Midtown Development Review Committee meeting this week, North Point Hospitality Group sought approval for a 152-room Hampton Inn & Suites that would rise, by our count, roughly 18 stories. A revival of a 2007 proposal, the building would replace a yellow-brick structure on the corner of 15th and West Peachtree streets, which according to public records was constructed in 1980 and most recently housed Club 2winz and/or Club Jaguar. The rendering seems to indicate that the proposal includes a block of land behind the building currently owned by MARTA. The hotel would have its main frontage on 15th Street, facing the Arts Center MARTA station, and would share the block of West Peachtree with a large park, which is part of the One Atlantic Center development.
The announcement comes on the heels of other high-rise approvals for the neighborhood. Post Properties will soon break ground on a 23-story apartment building down West Peachtree at Midtown Station, while construction is almost ready to move forward on nearby One Museum Place. Of particular note, the hotel would share a super-block with the trio of proposed towers known alternatively as 98 14th Street / Symphony Center. Though, given how long that site has languished, it seems likely this project will get off the ground first.
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