Back in June, I reported on the thousands of apartment units which were being built in Buckhead and Midtown Atlanta. Well, most of those were high rises, now mid rise apartment buildings seem to be sprouting like mushrooms after all this rain we’ve had this year.
Starting in Buckhead, at 1000 Park Avenue, next to toney Phipps Plaza, will be Atlanta’s tallest residential building in years. At over 500 feet tall and 39 stories, it will have about 200 luxury apartment units.
Across Lenox Road, behind famous Lenox Square and near Bloomingdale’s, the owner of Lenox, Simon, is planning two interesting modernist buildings, Phase I to be 400 ft tall and Phase II to be 450 feet, totalling 750– one, two, and three bedroom apartments. Simon is finishing up massive renovations to Lenox Square with beautiful new entrances and upscale food court renovations. These will be accessible to the improved subway entrance on Lenox Rd.
In the heart of Buckhead, where The Paces apartments were razed, will rise Camden Paces, a phased, mixed unit type property. There will be a high rise, a mid rise and townhomes. The creek on the property will be restored to a more natural form.
Across Peachtree from Lenox Square, at 3380 Peachtree, a nine floor structure will hold 219 apartments. This is the site where much-loved Dante’s restaurant once stood.
At 550 Pharr Rd, the unusual truncated office building from the 1970’s will be renovated into the interesting apartment building shown above with a new red box form embellishing it.
This is the site of the once Pharr Library, where many happy hours led to even more fun!
Near the intersection of Peachtree and Piedmont Avenue, at Terminus , the Crescent Apartments are underway, by Lord Aeck & Sargent, so it is bound to be well-designed and beautiful.
Also by Lord Aeck & Sargent is the Broadstone Peachtree at Peachtree Battle Avenue. This luxury project is five residential levels over three levels of parking and will preserve a historic home for use as the pool house.
Niles Bolton Architects have designed Broadstone Maple in Buckhead on Maple Drive. The six story structure features a central courtyard with pool and 250 residential units.
Also on Pharr Road, Elle of Buckhead has been completed.
At Northside Parkway and Howell Mill Rd, the Vallate apartments are under construction. The building will be five and eleven stories with 249 units.
Also At Howell Mill and I-75, will be Cresent Howell Mill, a mill/factory design derivative, will feature 256 apartments, a ‘dog spa’ and a rooftop pool. Ok, you had me at the ‘dog spa’!
This high profile, great location project is very interesting because it would replace aging strip malls, including beloved Pot’n’Pan and Taco Cabana, with a mixed use residential above retail and totally change the feeling of the mid-Piedmont location. If built, it will have 300 Class A apartments and 36,000 sf of retail. Lets hope they secure Pot’n’Pan as a new tenant!
Moving on to Midtown, AMLI Ponce Park — a $40-million, 305-unit apartment complex — is beginning to take shape in the former Masquerade parking lot on North Avenue, across the street from the Ponce City Market site.
Let’s hope all of the appropriate people have the foresight to save The Masquerade, a stone, wood, and concrete, steam-powered excelsior mill built perhaps around 1890, and is now a popular mid-sized concert venue and nightclub. The building retains it’s original huge iron machinery and should be preserved as an important example of the industrial revolution in Atlanta.
Under construction and on Atlanta’s now-famous Beltline is 755 North, that is North Avenue, near The Masquerade. It has 227 upscale apartments and a ‘grand pool’ overlooking the Beltline.
In Midtown proper, a project called “7th” is the first (and only that I know of) condominium to be built after the Great Recession. It has been noted that the condo supply is dwindling with few left on the Atlanta market after the thousands were built in the 00’s. The building is replacing the Starbucks and will adjoin the Viewpoint skyscraper on both sides along Peachtree with 300,000 sf of retail below high-end condos which will range from $600,000 to just under $1 million for the penthouses.
Though I love what Peachtree has become, I hope the ghosts from fabulous Backstreet and The Armory make someone replace the socially-irreplaceable landmarks that were razed for a common Peachtree skyscraper!
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- Wood Partners plans 19-story tower in Midtown (bizjournals.com)
- Luxury Apartments In Midtown Atlanta (lightderg075.wordpress.com)
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