Midtown's hotel industry is booming, with over 1,000 hotel rooms in the pipeline adding to the 4,000+ hotel rooms already in the 1.2 sq. mile core. Two hotel projects are already well under construction, so we decided to take a close-up look.
Posted: June 14, 2017
Construction cranes are hard at work all across Midtown, with 17 towers coming out of the ground and rising. Today, we've taken a quick tour through Midtown to highlight some of the progress on selected projects. Read More »
Posted: May 10, 2017
"Today Georgia Tech’s Tech Square is the heart of the local technology community and a thriving part of Midtown. It’s hard to believe that just 15 years ago, the land it stands on was one of the city’s most blighted neighborhoods. Read More »
Posted: August 5, 2016
Tech Square continues to burnish its reputation in Midtown as the hot spot for startups and established companies interested in operating near Georgia Tech. Now, residents are also converging on the area, drawn to the energy surrounding next-gen thinkers and early-adopters. The combination of executives, entrepreneurs, students, professors and locals in this tech neighborhood makes for an interesting mix of partnerships and parties. Strategically nestled within walking distance of Tech Square are two new residential developments offering out-of-this world amenities for students and locals. Read More »
Posted: August 26, 2015
Commercial real estate brokers, developers and businesses came together in Midtown for a Bisnow special event and panel discussion on the future of the District. Fueled by intense growth – 16 active development projects underway, another 21 in the pipeline – Midtown continues to attract interest because of its natural street grid and tech-oriented profile. Read More »
Posted: August 18, 2015
The Trillist Companies, Inc. will officially break ground next week, Wednesday, February 18, on the highly anticipated YOO on the Park. The tower will be the first in a platform of branded luxury residential rental buildings developed in partnership with world-renowned YOO Studio, a global partnership of property entrepreneur, John Hitchcox, and ubiquitous designer, Philippe Starck (of Miami Delano, London Sanderson). Read More »
Posted: February 12, 2015
The Midtown Atlanta office building of design firm Perkins+Will has been certified as one the top sustainable landscapes in the country. The Perkins+Will building is the only site in Georgia to ever gain this designation, with just 34 certified in the United States since 2009. Read More »
Posted: September 8, 2014
Last week we got a chance to tour the site of Ponce City Market, which will restore 1.1 million square feet of the historic Sears, Roebuck & Company building. Located right along the Atlanta Beltline's Eastside Trail, PCM is the largest adaptive reuse project in Atlanta to date: the site will soon feature 300,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, 450,000 square feet of office space and 260 residential units. Check out the slideshow for some sights we saw while there. Learn more about this fascinating development project.
Posted: August 2, 2013
Posted: June 20, 2013
Consider in the last 10 years, Facebook launched in 2004 and reached 1B active users in 2012, the first YouTube video played in 2005 and now users upload 72 hours of video each minute to the service. Twitter came on the scene and was a critical force in 2011 and 2012’s Arab Springs and double digit growth in the percentage of the US population over 14 that own smart-phones which are used more and more for everything but talking on the phone. They are now mini-computers, with high-resolution cameras, GPS locators, high-speed internet access, and millions of apps that fit every interest. If past history provides a window into the future, then the places that can innovate around technology growth areas will produce the jobs and companies of the future.
Today, the Midtown Alliance is embarking on a new initiative to strengthen Midtown’s burgeoning technology innovation district. The goal of this effort is to leverage the success that is already happening to further stimulate our economic development agenda.
Posted: April 19, 2013
Shipping containers have been used in cities worldwide to create unique, flexible retail environments—a new model of development that provides an interesting compromise between temporary and permanent. We chatted with plexus r+d President and architect Jordan Williams about how the planned shipping container for the Yumbii restaurant will be a special addition to Midtown’s retail landscape.
Posted: April 9, 2013
By Dan Hourigan
There’s a movement, led in large part by Millennials, sweeping Atlanta and cities around the world that is changing the way we plan for cities. No, I am not referring to smartphones, apps, or anything related to new technology. In fact, this trend relies on technology that is nearly two hundred years old – the bicycle.
Posted: March 27, 2013
By: Kevin Green
Hello and welcome to our new website and brand refresh! When Midtown Alliance started our rebranding process late last year, we were looking to not only consolidate our two websites - Midtownalliance.org and MidtownATL.com - and multiple logos, but also to create a new look and feel to reflect the sense of community and vitality of the Midtown area.
With so many stories to tell – from the fabled history of the district to the characters we meet every day on the street, to our historic neighborhoods and new hi-rises; Fortune 500 companies and start-ups -- Midtown’s story is being written every day. Midtown Alliance is proud to be a part of it.
In 2013, Midtown Alliance will continue to enhance Midtown’s livability with pocketparks, streetscapes, bridgescapes, bike lanes and projects to enhance Midtown’s MARTA stations. This year we’ll also introduce Midtown as the Southeast's first urban EcoDistrict, building upon the 2012 Midtown Greenprint plan.
Posted: February 13, 2013