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When complete, 120 Piedmont will be home to nearly 700 Georgia State University students

A cleared site, ready for construction.
The site as of this past weekend.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

Indications on the street are that swanky new accommodations for nearly 700 Georgia State University students will soon begin to rise at the northeastern edge of the school’s downtown campus.

Land has been cleared at the corner of John Wesley Dobbs and Piedmont avenues for a 26-story student housing tower. The project received the governmental greenlight last month after having been announced in 2016.

The nearly $90 million project, led by South City Partners, will provide luxe accommodations for 685 students and include more than 8,000 square feet of street-front retail—including a gas station.

When complete for the 2019 school year, as developers predict, the tower will boast over-the-top amenities like other recent private dorms. At 120 Piedmont, expect a “resort-style pool and clubhouse,” rooftop deck with outdoor living room and grilling area, and an “onsite study lounge.”

Excavation should begin soon.

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