The largest high-rise development project in Atlanta has been approved to move forward. On April 29th, city planners approved a proposal for three twisting towers at 98 14th Street. OHM Atlanta LLC will acquire the nearly 4-acre site. Plans include three sky scraping towers for the Midtown site, one reaching 720 feet high, with about 2 million square feet of space combined. This could possible add 1,300 residential homes, 90,000 square feet of retail and 340 hotel rooms.
That is quite a bit to pack on to an already traffic-heave 14th street. The plan was tweaked and there are now 3 driveways off 14th Street, along with improved interior streets with wide sidewalks and parallel parking. They still need access to 15th Street and hopefully that will happen. I think it needs to happen, otherwise 14th Street will be a nightmare.
One major thing I am very excited about is international firm Arquitectonica are the architects for the project. They have done major work for Miami’s skyline and will hopefully bring some of that flair to Atlanta.
The project won’t be completed until sometime in 2020. Check out the Atlanta Business Chronicle article.