It’s nice to see so many cranes in the Midtown skies these days. Three major projects are in mid-construction and a fourth, Novare Group’s “100 6th Street” apartment high-rise, is in the planning stages.
The first to break ground was the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel last August.
The hotel has created some 200 construction jobs and will provide more than 100 full-time jobs when it's complete and ready to open in early 2013. Both hotels, which have replaced a parking lot located at 10th and Williams streets, have been constructed at the same time within a 12-story tower.
Combined, the hotels will have 226 units and will feature a 110-seat restaurant and lounge, an outdoor pool and spa, and fitness center.
The first four stories of the property will be parking and the hotels will occupy floors 5 through 12. Access to the hotels will be from Williams Street and guests will exit onto 10th Street.
Two luxury apartment buildings are being built just a few blocks away, including "SkyHouse Midtown," a $60 million high rise apartment building that is being constructed on the corner of West Peachtree and 12th streets. The 23-story high-rise from Novare Group and Batson-Cook Development Company will house 320 apartments and include 8,400 square feet of ground-level retail space (mostly facing 12th) in addition to a free-standing parking deck.
SkyHouse represents one of the largest private construction projects currently underway in Atlanta and is being designed to maximize its appeal while minimizing its impact on the environment. The Energy Star high rise looks to be about 15 floors up as of now and will also boast Atlanta’s tallest amenity deck. It will also have a pool and sitting 230 feet above street level, it will provide 360 degree unimpeded views of Atlanta’s skyline.
Construction is expected to be completed by December of this year or in early 2013.
And just a few blocks east, the Daniel Corporation and Selig Enterprises are teaming up to deliver the 22-story apartment tower, "77 12th." The 330-unit tower will have 20,000 square feet of ground-level retail space, which will curve along 12th Street and Crescent Avenue.
The $82 million project is set to be complete by early 2013. By then hopefully, maybe construction will have begun on “100 6th Street,” the proposed 23-story 320-unit luxury high-rise apartment tower to be located at the northwest corner of 6th and Juniper streets.
That way, the cranes will remain a Midtown skyline fixture.
See the accompanying video by Immovable Media, Inc., for a peek at the current progress of these three Midtown construction projects
Are you excited about all the construction in the Midtown these days?