Pine Street has long been viewed as an ominous demarcation between the bustle of Midtown and the business of downtown — a sort of vacant no-man's land that has staved off development in the area, mostly by way of a controversial shelter that bears the street's name.
However, the negative connotations of Pine Street haven’t deterred all nearby development, with plans brewing for a major mixed-use project at the Civic Center site and a trendy loft-office project swallowing a former mechanic shop.
Now, one neighborhood reader has sent in a photo of a project rising just two blocks east of Peachtree Street on Pine. Permits indicate the two-story building is being constructed by St. Jude’s as an outreach facility for the neighborhood.
While just 7,400 square feet, the building is a welcome change to the abandoned lot that's consumed the corner for a decade or longer.
Work is chugging along on the Gardner Spencer Smith Tench & Jarbeau-designed building, with sheathing being placed this week. If progress continues at pace, look for the building to be completed around the end of the year.