Construction Breaks Ground at Mammoth Midtown Union Project
Midtown Union, the multi-tower mixed-use development in Atlanta, Georgia finally broke ground on Monday. Project officials announced that the venture is already signed up with a hotel partner.
The project is developed by Granite Properties and is financed by MetLife Investment Management. The designer of the giant office buildings is Cooper Carry, and Brasfield & Gorrie is acting as the general contractor.
Situated at Midtown Atlanta’s Seventeenth and Spring Streets, the mammoth project devours blocks left and right as it covers 8.5 acres of ground space. There will be three main sections of the project. The first section is a 26-story towering building offering over six hundred thousand square feet of office space.
The middle section is residential, is 18 stories tall and offers 355 units of living cartridges. It also sits on top of eight levels of parking. The newly-announced boutique lifestyle hotel goes to the shorter third section, a 12-story 205-key building. It will also include about thirty thousand square feet of retail space. Aside from all of that, the project includes 635,000 sqft worth of storage deck bearing 1909 parking spaces.
The lifestyle hotel is expected to offer a live bar, which will spill out towards Arts Center Way. This 205-key boutique hotel is to be developed by the Allan Morris Company. It is set to be run by the Stormont Hospitality, a renowned business management concern.
Inspired by a European boulevard, the project is aimed to create a “pedestrian-friendly extension” of the Arts Center Way, which will be essentially a small corridor connecting the High Museum of Art and the Arts Center Marta station. Running between West Peachtree Street and Spring Street, the beautiful, tree-lined passage is targeted to become a new retail destination with simple restaurants, shops, shrubbery, and sitting stations for your pleasure.
MetLife has partnered up with Streetlights Residential to develop the 355 living units in the 18-story upscale multifamily tower. The units will include studio apartments and full apartments with several bedrooms' choice up to three. Situated atop an 8-level parking deck, secure parking will never be an issue to the residents and visitors.
The 26-story office tower will offer a sustainable office environment including modern amenities, easy access, and great ventilation to nourish productivity, connection, and community. The entire building with 14 feet tall floor to ceiling glass for maximum natural life and wide views of the surroundings.
There will be a multi-level hospitality lobby and the eighth floor will have about 12,000 sqft of outdoor amenity deck. Together, they should offer a whole lot of space for people to socialize, relax and work at ease. Additionally, the fitness center and multiple conference facilities to maximize the pre-function area and hold multiple group meetings.
The workplace was designed keeping eco-friendliness in mind. Also, the location of the offices in a walkable neighborhood saturated with greenery, shops, eateries, and art community, and with the modern comfortable living unit just besides, is ideal for residents and workers to live, work, play and relax all in one place.
Almost half of all that office space will go to the investment management company Invesco, who dream to make it their new headquarters. The strong sense of community, diverse talent pool and convenient transportation attracted the old company to Atlanta, and they look forward to constructing at least a 40-year foothold here.
Midtown Union is easily accessible with four separate points of ingress and egress. Its proximity to the Interstate 75 and I-85 via the 17th street bridge makes it an ideal location for both working and visiting for fun.
The latest biophilic designs shall adorn the project, like plenty of indoor and outdoor vegetation, landscaped amenity decks, and public green spaces. The surrounding art community inspired the project to decorate it with lots of murals and sculptures.
The construction work at the Midtown Union project began in October, but the groundbreaking ceremony is set to be held on December the 9th, at 1295 Spring Street. The construction work will be geared to prioritize the hotel and retail complex first and the offices and residences later. All in all, the project is expected to be finished by 2022.