North of 14th the New Midtown Hotspot?

33 PEACHTREE PLACE CONSTRUCTION MAY 21, 2015Keeping tabs on what is happening in the neighborhoods where we work is almost MORE than a full time-job! Why? Because there is so much going on!! It’s hard to keep up with all the surrounding areas! I recently drove down a street I’d not been on in awhile, to find an entire section had been cleared and a townhome community was on it’s way. (Ok, admittedly I’d not been on the street in awhile.)

But when it comes to Midtown Atlanta, we do keep the radar on at full power. It seems the Midtown Alliance slipped in a DRC meeting this month that we were not aware of.  And this review was for no small building. And this gives some credit to…

North of 14th the New Midtown Hotspot?

Peachtree and 17th Proposed Building May 21, 0215Peachtree and 17th (as it was labeled at the DRC meeting) appears to be a 35-40 story tower proposed for the corner of 17th and Peachtree Streets. Now, if memory serves me correctly, this is the corner that is owned by Dewberry Capital. So, they have either agreed to sell it, or develop it, although their name is not mentioned in the brief DRC review.

What’s so “game-changing” about this building?  Well, first off the location. If you have watched the cranes of Midtown, you know that the focus of development has been between 5th and 12th Streets. So to see some new plans for the Northern part of Midtown that…well…has a pretty quiet street presence is exciting. Secondly, if in fact this building were to rise in any fashion as to what is indicated in this drawing, it would be seen from quite a distance on either I-75 or I-85 as you headed South into Midtown Atlanta.

The drawing also appears to be a much needed break from the solid green glass towers that are the building of choice of architects and developers. Personally, if I was designing any tower in Midtown, I’d want it to be a “Holy Cow, Wow, What is that?” kinda building.

This was just the first pass of this proposed development. So, we will be keeping an eye on it. But with the growing trend of companies looking to be in Midtown Atlanta and close to the walkability of the area as well as the talent pool of Georgia Tech, this my not be to far off in the future.

On another note for North of 14th the New Hotspot…on the map below, you’ll see an arrow pointing to the green space, 17th and Peachtree. The second arrow is the almost 8 acre site owned by MetLife that could be another killer location for an urban corporate campus. We’ve got our eye on this one too!

17th and Peachtree Site Map May 21, 2015

 

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I'm a real estate broker living and selling the Midtown Atlanta lifestyle. From high rise condominiums to historic homes, I enjoy everything Midtown Atlanta has to offer. I'll help you find the right home in Midtown Atlanta or any of the other exciting Intown Atlanta communities that border the Midtown Area!

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Midtown Garden Tour Sunday May 17, 2015

As you stand on your balcony looking out over Midtown (especially if you are looking East) you see a delightful canopy of trees…something Atlanta strives very hard to preserve. But there is something else amongst those trees…

…beautiful homes, and even smaller condominium communities, sidewalks…and gardens. In fact, LOTS of gardens!

Midtown Garden Tour Sunday May 17, 2015

Midtown Garden Tour May 14, 2015This Sunday, instead of the walk through Piedmont Park, you have an opportunity to view some 36 gardens featuring fountains, pools, and hidden terraces that are open for view. And best of all…it’s FREE!!!!

Take a stroll and see just how unique and special Historic Midtown Atlanta is. This is the area East of Juniper Street over to Monroe, and from 10th Street to Ponce De Leon Avenue. You will be amazed at what you are going to find!!!

Maps for the event and the gardens available to view will be posted on the Facebook Page, Midtown Garden Tour on Sunday morning. Maps can also be obtained at the “tour headquarters” located at 795 Myrtle Street.

Here’s hoping MyMidtownMojo will see you in the garden!

Thom Abbott

I'm a real estate broker living and selling the Midtown Atlanta lifestyle. From high rise condominiums to historic homes, I enjoy everything Midtown Atlanta has to offer. I'll help you find the right home in Midtown Atlanta or any of the other exciting Intown Atlanta communities that border the Midtown Area!

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Atlanta Events Calendar – May 2015

Group of young friends toasting in a barLet’s face it. When you live in a city (well actually a METRO area) like Atlanta, there is lots and lots….and lots of things to do. Sometimes, the events you want to attend will even overlap…shreek!

I know when I’m searching for things to do, I’m wondering WHAT is there to do or what is going on?

I found an awesome list of events from Eventbrite that certainly seems to have a variety of things going on!

Atlanta Events Calendar – May 2015

I hope you can find a thing or two to do this month!

 

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I'm a real estate broker living and selling the Midtown Atlanta lifestyle. From high rise condominiums to historic homes, I enjoy everything Midtown Atlanta has to offer. I'll help you find the right home in Midtown Atlanta or any of the other exciting Intown Atlanta communities that border the Midtown Area!

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Midtown Alliance Schedules Blueprint 3.0 Open Houses

Midtown Blueprint 3.0 MyMidtownMojo.com april 16, 2015It’s been awhile since the original Blueprint Midtown was conceived. What you see today in Midtown Atlanta, from new condominium buildings built over the last 10 years, streetscape improvements and such, are a result of that plan.

Midtown Alliance Schedules Blueprint 3.0 Open Houses

But as we know, all good plans need a review and an update to keep up with the changing times we ALL are experiencing. And so, the Midtown Alliance has announced a series of Open Houses to seek the input of Midtown residents, workers, employers and community stakeholders about what they want to see in the future of Midtown Atlanta.

As I know it, there will be some suggestion boards with ideas already on them, and you will be given an opportunity to “voice” your opinion about these potential projects. This is a great way to really gauge the public’s  thoughts about projects and the future.

Here are the upcoming Open House dates:

  • Blueprint 3.0: Input Session at Food Truck Thursdays 
  • Thursday, April 23 at 11:30 a.m. | Food Truck Park at 12th Street & Peachtree Street
  • Blueprint 3.0: Input Session & Happy Hour 
    Wednesday, April 29 at 5:00 p.m. | Saltwood- Loews Atlanta Hotel Midtown / 1065 Peachtree Street
  • Blueprint 3.0 Input Session & Coffee 
    Wednesday, May 6 at 8:00 a.m. | 800 Peachtree St., Suite D

You can RSVP (not required, but they would like to have an idea of the number coming!) HERE

 

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Midtown Atlanta Art Festivals | Festival On Ponce April 11-12, 2015

One of the awesome things I love about Midtown Atlanta is the festivals. It seems like every time you turn around, there is another one to attend. I’ve certainly had to go into “look but don’t buy” mode as I’ve got no more room unless I part with something. But it’s always amazing to see what these people can create!

Midtown Atlanta Art Festivals | Festival On Ponce April 11-12, 2015

Festival On Ponce April 11-12, 2015Festival on Ponce is another great festival that takes place in a park we often drive by but forget it’s really a park…Olmsted Linear Park! The park runs along side Ponce De Leon Avenue after it passes the intersection of Briarcliff/Moreland and continues past the Fernbank Museum.

The Festival hours are Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday from 11am to 6pm.

Over 125 displays of arts and crafts, folk and outsider art will be there along with food and beverage! And its…..FREE!  The Festival On Ponce is sponsored in part by The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. They sponsor numerous festivals around Atlanta and you can find those at their website!

You can also learn more about Olmsted Park from the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance.

Looking forward to seeing you in the Park!

You’ll also be close to the new Ponce City Market if they have any of their retail open as well as the new Krog Street Market. Lots of things to see and do in Midtown Atlanta and the surrounding area!

 

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I'm a real estate broker living and selling the Midtown Atlanta lifestyle. From high rise condominiums to historic homes, I enjoy everything Midtown Atlanta has to offer. I'll help you find the right home in Midtown Atlanta or any of the other exciting Intown Atlanta communities that border the Midtown Area!

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