The core of Midtown counts 120 blocks, and a great many of them have been altered by large-scale construction or smaller residential development since the subdistrict sprung out of the Great Recession.
Entering the last quarter of 2018, the big ideas for Midtown show few signs of stopping.
New proposals ranging from seven to 32 stories tall will come before Midtown’s Development Review Committee at a meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening, according to an agenda distributed by Midtown Alliance.
All three developments would occupy high-profile places along important Midtown corridors. Here’s the 411:
Spring at Third:
Near the Varsity and just south of the recently topped-out Coda project, CA Ventures will pitch a 27-story building for 699 Spring Street marketed toward students.
It would join a high-rise wave of student-focused projects in the vicinity, including the under-construction, 28-story The Mark tower that’s replacing a Dominos up the street.
Per the application, the Spring Street building would include two retail spaces at ground level (9,400 square feet total), with six levels of above-grade parking, topped with 19 floors of living space.
All told, it could bring another 320 units—or 715 beds—for Midtown scholars in the making.
Peachtree at Eighth:
Another application from CA Ventures indicates big changes could be in store for the southeast corner of Peachtree and Eighth streets.
Where a variety of restaurants have operated in two low-rise buildings in Peachtree Street’s 900 block, the developer is envisioning a 32-story residential project with 12,000 feet of street retail accessible via Peachtree.
Whether the 417 market-rate units would be for rent or sale wasn’t specified.
Plans call for eight levels of podium parking (549 spaces), with 23 residential floors above.
A Curbed Atlanta tipster provided a memo that appears to have been circulated at the Metropolis condo building next door, urging residents to attend the Tuesday meeting and speak up. “What they are proposing will cause more of a traffic nightmare among other issues,” it reads, in part.
Also making its first appearance will be a seven-story condo proposal by Freeman Partners, per the agenda.
The building would rise on Piedmont Avenue across the street from Piedmont Park, offering up to 29 condos and a lobby fronting the park.
Residents would enter 40 parking spaces in a two-level parking deck via 12th Street. Most amenities, including a pool, are planned for a sixth-level terrace.
The developer’s previous projects include St. Regis Atlanta Hotel and Residences in Buckhead.