Two long-anticipated office projects at Atlantic Station are moving toward reality.
According to a press release by Hines, the company has entered into a partnership with Atlanta-based Invesco to fund T3 West Midtown and Atlantic Yards. Both projects, totaling 700,000 square feet, would fill gaping holes in the walkable layout of Atlantic Station.
First announced back in 2015, T3 West Midtown is the smaller of the projects. Planned to rise on the north side of 17th Street at State Street, the seven-story, timber-framed building would include nearly 200,000 square feet of office space.
Atlantic Yards, meanwhile, is proposed for the most eastern edge of Atlantic Station.
This larger development is planned to rise between Market Street and The Connector, on the southern side of 17th Street. It would include two brick, glass, and steel buildings divided by a large park. A sprawling rooftop garden would occupy the 12th floor of the taller building, providing panoramic views of the Midtown skyline, officials said.
The press release notes that while the buildings will be very different, they will both seek to evoke “a warehouse style without the challenges of adaptive-reuse.”
Rather than going local, Hines selected Chicago-based Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture to design both buildings.
Construction is slated to begin within the next year.