For better or worse (but probably better), the number of Georgia Tech students who remember the days of grabbing a cheap, greasy burger at the corner of 10th and Spring streets is growing thinner.
Now, another low-density fast food chain at the (surprisingly) sparsely populated intersection could soon serve its last slice of salvation for hungover undergrads.
Developer Landmark Properties announced plans this week to build a 28-story student residence tower at the corner, where a Domino’s Pizza currently stands.
The submittal to the Development Review Committee outlined plans for The Mark, with 18 floors of residences and an amenity level, atop a nine-story parking deck. The building would house approximately 800 students, with room for 380 cars. The parking would be wrapped by residential units and only be visible from a small sliver of Peachtree Place. Nearly 7,500 square feet of retail space would face 10th and Spring streets.
News of the development comes as private student housing grows in prominence across Atlanta’s development scene, especially in this flank of Midtown.
Over the last few years, two upscale student towers—Square on Fifth and University House—have opened in the neighborhood to serve Tech students, while the Standard is under construction just six blocks farther south.
Also this week, developer Peak Campus revealed plans to construct a 180-unit student housing project on the western side of Georgia Tech, along Marietta and Boss streets.
The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that construction could begin as soon as January on the six-story project, which would require the demolition of existing low-rise commercial buildings.
A closer look at The Mark:
- CITY OF ATLANTA'S MIDTOWN SPI-16 & SPI-17 DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING [Midtown Alliance]
- Crane Watch: 180-unit student housing project by Georgia Tech, Path Parkway [Atlanta Business Chronicle]