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17-Story High-Rise planned for Spring Street

Midtown Special Purpose Interest Zoning District 16 on Tuesday will also review plans for two proposals for Peachtree Street along the Midtown Mile.

A Midtown group is scheduled to review three planned projects for the Midtown area, including a 267-unit, 17-story tower at 930 Spring St. at 8th Street that will serve as housing for Georgia Tech students.

The project also includes 10,200 square feet of street-level retail along Spring Street.

The Midtown Special Purpose Interest Zoning District 16 review, which is among the first steps developers must take with projects before city approval, also will discuss presentations regarding two proposals for Peachtree Street.

The first, at 867 Peachtree St., calls for the redevelopment of the southeast corner of Peachtree and 7th Street, which includes the existing Starbucks site.

It will include 4,700 square feet of street level retail with up to 39 residential units in 8 floors above. Parking for residents is to be provided via direct access into the existing deck for the Viewpoint condos, which has excess capacity. Access to retail parking is to be from 7th Street and located in a new adjacent surface lot with about 22 spaces.

The project also calls for direct ramp access into the new deck under construction as part of the 100 6th Street mixed-use project, which broke ground two weeks ago, for overflow retail parking.

The second project is at 855 Peachtree St. That development calls for façade and streetscape improvements to the retail podium at Viewpoint, including significant improvements to the 6th Street retail streetscape. Additional retail parking will be provided in a new surface lot accessed from 6th Street with about 15 new spaces.

The Midtown SPI meets in the fifth floor conference center at 999 Peachtree St. at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 12.

clancey February 12, 2013 at 11:41 AM
"The first, at 867 Peachtree St., calls for the redevelopment of the southeast corner of Peachtree and 7th Street, which includes the existing Starbucks site. It will include 4,700 square feet of street level retail with up to 39 residential units in 8 floors above." So are they bulldozing the starbucks and relocating it in the new retail space within the new building? Is the 8 story building apartments or condos?
Hunt Archbold (Editor) February 12, 2013 at 11:50 AM
Additional info will most likely be presented when the Midtown SPI meets Tuesday.
Jarod Apperson February 12, 2013 at 12:53 PM
Who are the developers for the first two projects?
Hunt Archbold (Editor) February 12, 2013 at 01:50 PM
The agenda for tonight's meeting has now been included with the article.
Urbanist February 12, 2013 at 02:36 PM
Please tell me Novare isn't going to be the developer on the redev of the Starbucks spot on PTree
Chris February 12, 2013 at 06:17 PM
A new surface lot? No, that shouldn't be allowed and zoning already in place should prohibit that and these developers know that. I hope residents fight any planned new surface lot especially when there is a huge parking deck behind Viewpoint and even more being constructed for 100 6th street.
Clicker February 12, 2013 at 06:32 PM
That corner is essentially a parking lot now (with a Starbucks on it.) Can it really be considered a 'new' lot?
Chris H February 12, 2013 at 07:18 PM
I think the new surface lot is paving and fixing up what space is left of the huge, old busted up parking lots.
Drewboo February 12, 2013 at 08:16 PM
Interesting.. an 8-story building in that tiny corner to be dwarfed by Viewpoint and Spire... how exciting for the residents on the South side of the building getting views of the cement parking deck. I fear it will look out of place on that street corner.
Urbanist February 12, 2013 at 09:39 PM
@ Drewboo - The city of Atlanta needs mid-rise buildings, i.e. 8 story buildings, with unique characteristics and architecture, i.e. not the same cheap, banal aesthetic that Novare has polluted the city with. However, I agree - it will suck to have a view not of another building, or a series of other unique developments, but of one of Novare's monstrous impediments to the progress of this city. Yet another example of how poor planning is rendering this city undesirable.
James February 12, 2013 at 11:51 PM
The proposed lot near Starbucks will be adjacent to the new development - meaning across the street.
Daniel Bryant February 13, 2013 at 01:47 AM
i am curious about the 17 story GA tech housing. will it be a building that will contribute to the area's density and aesthetics for years to come, or will it be more like the GSU housing, with a jailhouse motif and cheap materials, designed to last only a couple of decades? http://www.emporis.com/images/show/183919-Large.jpg
James February 13, 2013 at 02:05 AM
I am super excited about the Viewpoint developments and the potential to make Peachtree more urban. There have been rumblings about various national retailers coming to Midtown and I wonder if this project is related to that rumor. Even the "new" surface parking lots are already surface lots, minus the parking. I still think the surface lots are unnecessary and should be rejected.
James February 13, 2013 at 02:13 AM
I believe Cartel Properties owns the Viewpoint retail and several adjacent sites.
FullDisclosure February 13, 2013 at 04:21 PM
James, National Retailers with no direct parking ain't happening. I'm not saying it's right, just that it's reality
Chris H February 13, 2013 at 04:37 PM
Savi Urban Market plans to expand into Midtown. It would be perfect in the new Viewpoint retail.

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