Earlier this fall, hundreds of Georgia State University students dragged their books, backpacks, and other belongings into an upscale high-rise stuffed with amenities befitting a resort.
Called “The Mix,” the new 26-story student housing tower makes a mark on the downtown skyline, lording over neighboring structures, such as GSU’s Piedmont Central student housing stack and the University Commons apartments. An urban-sized RaceTrac gas station and convenience store was installed at the building’s base.
Developed by South City Partners, The Mix features nearly 700 beds for Panthers above some 8,200 square feet of retail space—including the RaceTrac—at the corner of Piedmont and John Wesley Dobbs avenues.
Each of the one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom offerings comes with a washer and dryer, full furnishings, and a 48-inch high-definition TV.
Communal amenities include a rooftop lounge, heated pool, recording studio—GSU boasts extensive music programs—and a dog spa.
Yes, a dog spa for college students.
The apartments are all leased, a representative at the leasing office told Curbed Atlanta, and a South City official said the larger of the two remaining retail spaces has inked a tenant, too. The tenant name wasn’t divulged.
Single-bedroom units start around $1,500 monthly, and four-bedrooms start at $1,000 and top out at $1,095 per bed.
It should be noted The Mix is also within walking distance of at least three Waffle Houses. (How’s that for Atlanta student living?)
Below are a few images illustrating how the new downtown tower relates to the neighborhood.