A Virtual Fly Over of Midtown Atlanta

Today, I was working to clean up old emails that I had saved. Like from a YEAR ago! Subjects that I have wanted to blog about, but have never gotten around to! Many were no longer relevant, and others I can still work with.

One of those was a virtual fly over of Midtown, leading to Atlantic Station. If you’ve wanted a bit of a Bird’s eye view of the area, this is pretty cool.

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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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Flashback Fotos: Aerial Atlanta, the city from above 1905-1988

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Atlanta’s landscape is ever-changing, and that’s not a recent development. It seems that nothing stays the same for very long in our city and you can see that in these photos taken from above, some from airplanes, some from tall buildings.

 

Thom Abbott‘s insight:

If you new to Atlanta in the last few years, you might appreciate these photos that show some of the changes Atlanta has gone through over the years. Probably the most dramatic are those in 1961 of the I-285 construction and the then simple clover-leaf that is now Spaghetti Junction! Amazing photos! The red arrow on the lead in picture is the 10th Street Bridge! WOW!

 

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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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#WeLoveMidtown Share Your Photos!

We Love MidtownMidtown Alliance has a pretty cool thing going on…we think! #WeLoveMidtown

Pretty much all of us have got a smart phone in our pocket with a camera. Taking pictures of those special moments, that awesome looking plate from your favorite restaurant, a skyline picture…you name it. 

Well Midtown Alliance would like you to share YOUR Midtown moments! The photos you share on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram…tag them with #WeLoveMidtown. Your photos will be entered into a prize drawing (no details given about the prize OR the drawing..but hey a contest, you bet!)

By posting these photos, you are giving Midtown Alliance permission to use those photos in collateral material and such. But hey, it will still be on YOUR Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page/account.

Hey, while you’re at it….check out Midtown Atlanta at My Midtown Mojo’s Facebook Page, our Instagram and Twitter! 

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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Two Luxury Apartment Towers Planned for Midtown Atlanta

 

77 12th Street
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Midtown Luxury Apartments ProposedWell it seems that construction cranes will soon be part of the Midtown Atlanta skyline once again! Yippie! Two Luxury Apartment Towers are planned for Midtown Atlanta. And oddly enough, on the same side street off of Peachtree Street — 12th Street!

Daniel Corp (Birmingham, AL) and Selig Enterprises, Inc are set to break ground next month on an $82 million glass tower which will feature 20 stories, 330 homes and condominium-like amenities. Located at 77 12th Street, it’s the next phase of the massive 12th & Midtown development started by the same group. Plans for the 17 acre development stalled after the construction of the Loews’ Hotel, 1075 Peachtree (office tower) and 1010 Midtown Condominiums. Daniel Corp has leased out some of the unsold condominums as Midtown Atlanta condo sales have skidded.

This new construction is a good thing for Midtown Atlanta an several fronts. “Atlanta got caught up in the condo boom, but there’s a shortage of market-rate apartments,” said Steve Baile, Senior VP for Daniel Corp in an article in The Wall Street Journal. “We thought it was time to test the market.” I’ll agree with that one.

Secondly, new construction in an area is a signal that things are improving. And there is a shortage of rental units in Midtown Atlanta. Most people looking to rent in the area must rely on private rentals in condominiums buildings. Most all of the Midtown buildings are at rental capacity (HOA’s restrict rentals to 20-25% of the homes in the building). There are but a few major apartment complexes in the Midtown area. And those buildings run a 7.2% vacancy rate.

SkyHouse Midtown Atlanta ApartmentsA second apartment tower has also been planned by Novare Group, made most “famous” for their condominium projects of recent such as Viewpoint, Spire, Metropolis, The Atlantic and Twelve Atlantic Station….just to name a few! Novare’s Sky Tower will sit on 12th Street, between West Peachtree and Spring Streets. Those plans call for a 23-story building with 320 homes. Their plans also call for retail space along 12th Street.  If you’ve walked through this area, you know it needs some serious sprucing up, and BOTH of these buildings may very well help spur other businesses to open in this somewhat desolate part of Midtown Atlanta. All of the previous developments have focused on Peachtree Street, or close proximity.

Daniel Corp is planning to rent apartments starting at $1500 for a one bedroom and $2200 for a 2-bedroom. I’ve found some challenges in getting potential tenants to pay those kinds of rates in current Midtown Atlanta condo buildings, so it will be interesting to see if the proposed rates are indeed “market rates.”

Construction cranes have already returned to Midtown. A crane towers over the site of the new Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites that is going up at 10th and Willams (Downtown Connector).

Two Luxury Apartment Buildings for Midtown Atlanta!

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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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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