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Mixed-Use Hodgepodge Joins Midtown's Building Boom

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To round out a week full of Midtown construction announcements, Greystar has released renderings for their latest project, Ascent Midtown. Slated to rise on a 1.5 acre site just north of the Arts Center MARTA station, stretching between West Peachtree and Spring streets, the tower will replace a two-story commercial building and large parking lot. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that the high-rise will feature a true variety of uses, including 323 residential units, a 165-key hotel, a restaurant and 3,000 to 5,000 square feet of retail and bike facility space. Whatever that is.

Located across the street from the soon-to-be-chartreuse Center for Puppetry Arts, the building will feature a massive green wall covered in plantings. Designed by R2L:Architects, the project was lauded by members of the Midtown Design Review Committee for its relation to the street and general aesthetics.

If the renderings are an accurate preview of what's to come, the design should be well above par when compared to many other developments in Atlanta over the last few years. The renderings also highlight the rapidly changing character of the neighborhood, the juxtaposition of past and future. If all goes according to Greystar's plans, Ascent will tower over an early Atlanta home just to the south — though knowing Atlanta, the comparatively tiny abode might not last much longer. But that's conjecture.

· ​Greystar moves forward with $150 million Midtown mixed-use project [Atlanta Business Chronicle]
· Forty Projects Leave Few Blocks Untouched in Midtown [Curbed Atlanta]
· Midtown's Next Swanky Rental Tower Officially Launches [Curbed Atlanta]
· YOO Project Climbs Skyward; Touted as Poshest Around [Curbed Atlanta]
· Dual-Branded Hotel is Officially Coming to Midtown [Curbed Atlanta]