Most Atlantans have found themselves on Northside Drive, stuck at the 17th Street light, gazing wistfully across a 12.5-acre weeded lot that’d sat fallow for years.
Why? Because that gaping piece of corner-lot opportunity include sweeping views from the Art Deco crown of The Atlantic tower to downtown’s Westin Peachtree Plaza—the likes of which are rarely available in Atlanta anymore.
Now, construction has launched to turn that parcel into a moat of surface parking, dotted with a Kroger, Chipotle, other retail, and a five-story storage facility.
Once envisioned as a multi-modal train facility, and later a residential hive, the property will instead be transformed by Fuqua Development into something that, per early renderings, echoes other projects by that company from Grant Park to Lindbergh. News emerged in July of the 110,000-square-foot storage complex, which was the cherry on this slice of suburban-style cake.
For this installment of Visual Journeys, we set out to document the site’s views and contemplate what could have been here. Fittingly, it started pouring down rain.
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