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Is Campanile’s long-planned expansion moving forward at key Midtown intersection?

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Signs point to more retail and office space where Peachtree Street meets 14th

How the Campanile building currently meets Peachtree Street.
How the Campanile building currently meets Peachtree Street.
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According to permitting paperwork and a well-placed source, significant retail and office changes at one of the Southeast’s most populated and pedestrian-utilized intersections could ramp up soon.

The project would add stories and expand the base of the Campanile tower at 14th and Peachtree streets to include retail. The 21-story structure, owned by Dewberry Group, stands at the key intersection’s southeast corner, just south of the Arts Center MARTA Station.

Officials with Dewberry, a company that controls parcels throughout Midtown, initially announced a Campanile expansion three years ago.

This week, a tipster shared portions of a memo indicating that Dewberry’s planned retail expansion will “begin shortly,” with sidewalk closures and onsite cranes expected before completion in the first or second quarter of next year.

It wasn’t clear if that work will include the “bigger picture” addition of four stories to the building now. (Earlier plans had called for a crown of six new floors.)

Elizabeth Armstrong, Dewberry’s director of brand development, said project renderings, timelines, and other information requested by Curbed Atlanta will be shared “in the coming months” but didn’t elaborate.

Midtown Alliance still lists the 1155 Peachtree Street project as “proposed,” with an additional 13,600 square feet of office space and 46,700 square feet of retail expected.

According to building permits, site work for the new retail spaces will cost $2.1 million, and interior demolition of floors 15 to 21 was approved last year.

According to plans announced three years ago, here’s how the building would have looked with six more stories and beefed-up street retail.
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The building last made headlines in August when Oakland-based music streaming company Pandora announced it would be uprooting from small Atlantic Station offices into Campanile space.

The move to claim 50,000 square feet of office space at Campanile would accommodate 250 Pandora employees and turn the company’s humble Atlanta operations into a southeastern headquarters, officials said at the time.