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Plans: Boutique luxury hotel to sprout from downtown parking deck

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The lodge would top a 10-story garage neighboring the Georgia Aquarium

A rendering of the a very modern hotel that shoots up from the roof of the parking deck.
A vision for the parking deck-topping hotel, at top left.
Renderings: Legacy Ventures, via Bisnow

A hulking downtown parking complex adjoining a Hilton Garden Inn could be poised to see the construction of yet another hotel.

This one, though, a proposed boutique luxury lodge, would ascend from the top of the 10-story parking garage itself, according to a report from Bisnow.

As part of its Park Pavilion mixed-use project, developer Legacy Ventures is planning a potentially $65 million, 150-key hotel that would lord over popular downtown attractions, including the neighboring Georgia Aquarium and Centennial Olympic Park.

The first phase of the venture, in 2008, delivered the 242-key Hilton hotel, 50,000 square feet of retail space, and the unsightly parking garage. Other hotel proposals for the site have flamed out over the years.

Another view of the rendering shows the new hotel addition, flush with glassy, geometric accents, towering over the rest of the complex below.

Legacy officials, however, have stuck with their larger ambitions for the site.

The deck-topping hotel—dubbed “Ventanas,” after the Hilton’s rooftop events space—could move forward as soon as next year, Bisnow reported.

Based on renderings published by the news outlet, it appears Legacy’s plans call for a high-rise hangout—replete with a pool on the roof of the existing parking deck.

Legacy officials could not be reached for comment as of press time, and this story will be updated if Curbed Atlanta hears back.

A few blocks east, another downtown parking garage is being topped with the Ascent Peachtree apartment tower.

Under construction now, that $125 million project is expected to stand 29 stories total, with 345 rentals. Seventy of the apartments will be reserved as “workforce housing,” officials have said.

An overhead image of the existing parking deck and hotel.
The Marietta Street parking garage prior to Hyatt Place Centennial Park’s construction next door.
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