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Status check: Peachtree Street projects near Midtown’s Arts Center moving along

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New high-end housing, revamped offices in store for northern reaches of Midtown

Five-story black and white residential building.
Work wrapping up on One Museum Place.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

Two small-scale yet transformative projects on Peachtree Street in northern Midtown are plowing ahead.

Construction on One Museum Place, among the first high-end Atlanta condo buildings delivered in the past several years, is wrapping up across the street from the High Museum.

Designed by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects and built by John Wieland, the posh residences have been in the works for three years now.

Plans for a grandiose high-rise on this site, designed by noted architect David Chipperfield, were proposed before the recession, but were scrapped in 2008.

While the project was scaled back considerably—the condo stack that was built is only five floors—the final result is still high-end.

According to previous press releases, most of the residences have been sold, and those that remain start in the mid-$1 million range.

Meanwhile, just north of the High Museum, a dated 1960s office block is being transformed into a flashy modern building.

A new metal stair attached to the frame of the old concrete building.
The missing front facade and new stair on the office building.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

Work over the last few months took the building down to its concrete frame, and with a new stairway and walls currently being added facing Peachtree Street, the building is getting a much needed upgrade.

Construction will likely last through the year, but when complete the building at 1372 Peachtree St. will have new life.

Progress on the two projects is a boon for the area, though another, much larger scale proposal so far has fallen flat.

Plans for a tower at 17th and Peachtree streets, abutting Ansley Park, have gone nowhere but the proverbial shelf since being unveiled last year.

But, with development on West Peachtree tracking northward, it can only be a matter of time before more of the small-scale development and parking lots at the northern reaches of Midtown find new life.