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When Chicago company’s two closely watched Midtown towers will happen remains unclear

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Progress is being made on Spring Street, but Peachtree project has yet to proceed

A rendering of a high-rise building with shorter buildings all around.
The planned Peachtree Street facade, in context.
Renderings: CA Ventures, via Midtown Alliance

While many Midtown developments continue to move toward completion, two significant projects by the same company have yet to catch up with their counterparts—more than a year after concepts first emerged.

Back in March, Chicago-based CA Ventures filed for permits to develop a 33-story mix of residences at 903 Peachtree Street at Eight Street. A follow-up permit was filed in April for a mixed-use development featuring high-rise residential, ground-floor retail, and a parking deck.

A check of the city’s records shows that permit is now routed for review.

The development would replace an existing one-story strip center that includes restaurants Noodle and Bezoria. However, no move has been made to evacuate those businesses, let alone demolish the building.

Efforts to reach management for both restaurants to determine a vacate date, if one exists, went unanswered. A cell phone retailer next door has closed, according to one inquisitive neighbor.

High-rise buildings in background, with one-story building in front and streets in foreground.
Business as usual on the proposed site at 903 Peachtree.
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Over at 699 Spring Street, on a lot across the street from The Varsity, CA Ventures is moving forward with its student housing development.

A white and glassy high-rise with people walking around the base, in the street, in a rendering.
CA Ventures’s ongoing project just south of Tech Square.

The 27-story building will include 320 student apartments and 7,500 square feet of retail. When it might deliver isn't clear.

The company filed for electrical and plumbing permits in November, confirming the development is making progress.

When contacted about both projects, a CA Ventures spokesperson stated there were no updates to share at this time, lending no further specifics.

A call to Ginny Kennedy at Midtown Alliance confirmed CA Ventures is hard at work at 699 Spring Street, but Kennedy said she wasn’t expecting to see anything happen at 903 Peachtree until the first quarter of 2020.

At least for now, residents of Metropolis condos who face south can continue to enjoy their views. For how much longer remains to be seen.

People jog in a rendering outside a new glassy tower.
Renderings for CA Ventures’s Peachtree Street proposal.
A rendering of a glassy new high rise in Atlanta.
The above rendering in full.