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Overlooking Midtown’s Connector, sleek SCAD dormitory files plans to launch

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592-bed tower set to rise from unused strip between Peachtree Street and Atlantic Station

A large grey building surrounded by trees.
Per plans, the new dorm will offer a rooftop lounge, ostensibly with spectacular skyline views.
via Midtown Alliance

Signs say a 14-story tower for Savannah College of Art and Design students that would peer down on The Connector is readying for takeoff soon.

Within the past week, developers submitted a building permit application for the 106-unit structure, which would be tucked off Spring Street near the school’s existing Spring House, reports What Now Atlanta.

Plans call for 592 student beds, a coffee bar, and a rooftop lounge with city views that should inspire aspiring artists.

Per permitting paperwork, the real estate firm designing and building the tower is Clayco, as WNA points out. They’ve built an array of projects across the country (some more innovative than others), including SCAD’s Weston Dyson Residence Hall in Savannah.

The dorm would rise on a triangular patch of land, behind Spring House.
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When news of the project broke last August, it put to rest speculation that SCAD would convert one of Atlanta’s most agonizingly abandoned buildings, located just across Peachtree Street from the campus, into a high-rise dorm.

Maybe that old, prominent eyesore will find another purpose.