In this new year, Atlanta’s development train continues to barrel through Midtown down West Peachtree Street.
At the monthly Development Review Committee meeting for Midtown this week, two projects received initial approval to move forward between 12th and 16th streets.
The long-anticipated renovation of the outdated 1280 West building is slated to begin. A new glass facade will bring life to the three-story office across the street from the Arts Center MARTA station.
A new rendering reveals a revised design scheme, with the formerly proposed industrial vibe giving way to a towering tree motif printed on the new glass facade. The building is striving for uber sustainability, with rain-harvesting capabilities and new low-energy lighting.
The building will serve as the new headquarters for Interface, an Atlanta-based flooring company currently located in Vinings. With the redesign and new headquarters status, it’s unclear if a rooftop terrace is still included in the plans.
Farther south, plans are progressing for the construction of a massive mixed-use development to fill the block bounded by West Peachtree Street and Peachtree Walk between 12th and 13th streets.
Last month, Selig Enterprises announced their intentions to bring an office tower, hotel, and residences to a largely empty block. While the majority of the buildings on the block won’t be missed, the project would require the demolition of a house listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Meanwhile, across the street, demolition has begun on the final building standing on the site planned for a Northside medical office building at 13th Street. A low-rise office building, formerly home to New South Construction, should be gone by the end of the week, clearing the way for construction.
These three projects, coupled with nearly a dozen others on the north-south thoroughfare, are transforming West Peachtree Street in Midtown.