A highly visible corner of Midtown where residents have been waiting years for development is currently receiving such, but it's most likely not what the critical masses have been clamoring for.
Others though might be thrilled with the news that Midtown will soon be home to another park complete with a new sustainable garden
Midtown Alliance has partnered with Dewberry Capital Corporation to create a unique, new green space at the northeast corner of Peachtree and 10th streets next to the former Jocks & Jills Sports Grill space that for a short time in the Fall was home to a boutique grocery shop.
Construction is currently underway to create a "pocket park" to activate and preserve this prominent corner.
Envisioned as a community gathering space, the new park will include an inviting lawn for outdoor games and lounging, seating areas to provide a nice spot to enjoy lunch, and new a sustainable garden designed in partnership with the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
A small platform is also planned to serve as a temporary stage for acoustic music and other performers. Subsequent phases will include the addition of a signature piece of public art at the corner and outdoor dining at the north end of the park.
The project is expected to be complete in February.
Midtown Alliance continues to enhance the public realm throughout the district with ongoing projects including tree plantings, sidewalk improvements and repaving.
Last spring, Midtown Alliance and real estate developer Jamestown worked together to develop a quarter-acre park next to John Marshall Law School, near the intersection of West Peachtree and 18th streets.
What are your thoughts on this new park at the corner of Peachtree and 10th?