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Status check: Midtown's West Peachtree Street is teeming with development

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Nine projects are rising in a one-mile stretch of West Peachtree Street in Midtown

Midtown development has been smoking-hot for some time, with cranes dominating the skyline as the city shook off its recessionary malaise.

While Peachtree Street is hands-down Atlanta's most celebrated artery, West Peachtree is seeing some serious love from developers as this construction cycle presses forward.

To gauge just how much the Midtown section of West Peachtree is changing right now, we moseyed south from the street’s northern terminus at Peachtree to check out the nine projects currently underway between 18th and 5th streets ...

1400 West Peachtree

Demolition is ramping up with the removal of trees on the site occupied by a midcentury low-rise office building. The Greystar project will feature 356 residential units, 150 hotel rooms, and retail space.

MetLife Mixed-Use

Recently announced, this project will potentially fill the block south of 17th Street with a range of mixed-use components, including the possible reuse of the Arthritis Foundation Building.

AMLI Arts Center

While site prep work has made this project seem to drag along, construction is now going vertical across from Arts Center MARTA Station. The 30-story building will feature 351 residential units and retail space along West Peachtree Street.

Hampton Inn & Suites

Demolition of the former one-story restaurant building that occupied the site happened this spring, but no work has started yet on the 169-room hotel south of 15th Street.

Atlantic House

Work on Novare’s latest residential tower is wrapping up, with the decorative skin on the parking deck and finishing touches on the roof being applied. The 400-unit building will likely be opening soon.

Spring Midtown

Across the street from Atlantic House, this 38-story residential tower will be the tallest post-recession building constructed in the city to date. Work began fairly recently, but is already moving along quickly.

Northside Medical Building

Once slated to face Spring Street, the building will now have its major presence on West Peachtree, necessitating the removal of a row of one-story commercial buildings. Site work is coming along, with work on the tower expected to start before year's end.

Hanover Midtown

While the majority of buildings being built on the street are high-rises, Hanover Midtown is a mid-rise, six-story residential building filling the southern portion of the block at 10th Street, formerly occupied by Checkers.

Alta Midtown

Work is wrapping up on the project, with sidewalks being spruced up around the tower and retail spaces. Expect the project to open soon.