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In Midtown Atlanta, Spring Street apartment block slowly rises above street level

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1270 Spring will bring nearly 260 apartments to the northwestern side of Midtown

Construction on a mid-rise apartment block, snuggled up against the 17th Street off-ramp from The Connector, is finally rising out of the ground.

Work began on 1270 Spring last summer, but due to site constraints and excavation for underground parking, the building is only now making it back up to street level.

As with Midtown’s Hanover West Peachtree project a few blocks south on Spring, it’s proving that underground parking can equate to a long construction slog, but it beats seeing a large exposed deck for all eternity.

The 1270 Spring building is slated to bring 259 apartments and 13,500 square feet of retail—including a unit with a drive-thru—to the block bounded by Spring, Williams, and 16th streets. It isn’t yet clear how the western side of the building will address the nearby Connector exit ramp at 17th Street.

Designed by Lord Aeck Sargent, the project should inject new life to northern Spring and William streets—both corridors dedicated to high-speed highway access and parking decks.

The building should be completed in February 2018.

Ten years ago, few would have considered developing the interstate-adjacent properties, but with land values at a premium, these sites are now starting to transform.

South of 1270 Spring, Modera Midtown has claimed half of a block along Williams Street, while next door NCR is building its new headquarters along 8th Street, overlooking the interstate.

Progress on the building as of Wednesday.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlana