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Two years later, West Peachtree Street still abuzz with activity

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Ten projects are rising along 15 blocks of the Midtown thoroughfare

Brick is being applied to the base of the high-rise as work continues pouring the upper floors.
Alexan 880 is taking shape at 8th Street, across the street from Plaza Midtown.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

For the past few years, Midtown has seen a development surge, with West Peachtree Street at the forefront of the action.

We chronicled nine active West Peachtree projects back in the summer of 2016, and this boom along the key intown thoroughfare has yet to show signs of slowing.

Now, it’s time to check in on project progress as towers have replaced vacant lots and more developments have joined the mix:

Ascent Midtown

This two-pronged development, slated to boast 300 apartments and nearly 180 hotel rooms, has risen at 18th Street following the demolition of a three-story office building.

Construction crews have topped out both towers, with work on the hotel slated to wrap this summer. The apartment tower will be complete later.

Construction on Ascent Midtown.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

MetLife Mixed-Use / 1295 Spring

Earlier this month, plans were revealed for the first phase of a long-anticipated development at 17th Street, between West Peachtree and Spring streets.

The block-swallowing development is slated to begin with more than 500,000 square feet of office space and nearly 100,000 square feet of street-front retail. No word on when construction might launch.

A blue glass office building. It is perched on top of Y shaped beams. MetLife

Interface Headquarters

Exterior work is nearing completion on the overhaul of a three-story office building at the corner of 16th and West Peachtree streets, across from Arts Center MARTA Station.

Once complete, the glassy office block will serve as the headquarters for flooring company Interface.

Work on the new glass facade is nearing completion.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

Hampton Inn & Suites

Just south of Arts Center MARTA Station, at 15th Street, site work has begun for the long-proposed hotel. The 20-story building will house quite a few floors of parking and 186 hotel rooms.

Site work progressing at 15th Street.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

Northside Medical Office Building

Final interior work is underway at 13th Street, across from the recently completed Icon Midtown apartment tower, on a new medical office building.

The 12-story building is slated to house 170,000 square feet of medical office spaces, providing healthcare services to a growing Midtown population.

The new Northside Medical Office Building.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

1105 West

At the beginning of the year, demolition crews cleared the entire block between 13th and 12th streets, east of West Peachtree Street, in preparation for a mega mixed-use development.

Plans call for a 32-story office tower with nearly 660,000 square feet of space, condos, and a 153-room hotel.

Construction fences surround the block.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

Hanover West Peachtree

Undoubtedly the corridor’s most agonizingly slow project, Hanover Midtown is one of the few mid-rise residential projects in the area.

The six-story building, complete with underground parking, has taken years to fill the southern portion of the block at 10th Street, formerly occupied by a Checkers where interesting things happened late at night.

Construction at Hanover West Peachtree is nearly done, hopefully.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

Alexan 880

Exterior cladding is already being added to the base of this new apartment tower at 8th Street as crews continue to climb higher with the structure.

When complete, the project will feature 22 stories of residences, some ringing the seven-story parking deck. Expect 355 apartments.

Crews working on the apartment tower.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

CODA

It wasn’t long ago that the construction activity at Tech Square’s latest addition, CODA, was tucked below street level in the bowels of an underground parking deck.

Now, work has progressed quickly on the research and office tower, with the building’s distinctive bridge clearly visible.

Construction work on CODA.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

Anthem Tower

Within the the past month, crews have scrubbed a bank and old house from existence at 4th Street as work launches on a 21-story office tower to house nearly 3,000 IT workers for health benefits company Anthem.

The 350,000-square-foot tower is slated to be completed in two years.

The Anthem construction site.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta