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In downtown Atlanta, upscale dorm to start construction this year

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Near GSU, plans call for nearly 700-bed facility to serve students on Piedmont Avenue

The trend of privatized upscale dorms continues in Atlanta with the announcement that a new student residence tower will soon be coming to downtown, near Georgia State University.

According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, construction could begin as soon as November on South City’s 26-story tower.

The 690-bed facility would rise on a 1.5-acre site at Piedmont and John Wesley Dobbs avenues. A gas station and low commercial building currently fill the site on the northeastern fringes of the GSU campus.

These plans have been in the works for more than a year, but the sale of the required land for $15 million marks the first new news since August.

In just the last few years, construction of private dorms has dramatically changed the landscape along Spring Street near Tech Square. Laden with amenities, the dorms are a far cry from standard on-campus accommodations.

Expect to see the same level of amenities in the downtown project, as well as a futuristic reincarnation of the gas station that currently fills the corner of the site.

South City hopes to open the dorm for the 2019 school year.

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The exterior of an apartment building in Atlanta. There is a circular awning over the entry area. Ther e is a street in front with a red car. Preston Partnership
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