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All That Jazz: Enjoy Performances in May at Several Midtown Venues
The Atlanta Jazz Festival is one of North America’s largest free jazz festivals, attracting some 200,000 fans to Piedmont Park over Memorial Day Weekend. But there’s more to this festival than the big three-day concert. And several Midtown venues are getting in on the act.
New Residential Project Proposed for 12th Street, Updated Mixed-Use on West Peachtree
The Midtown Development Review Committee met for the first time in 2023 on January 10. Two cases were presented: a new five-story residential building on 12th Street. near Piedmont Park and the return of the 10th Street Ventures mixed-use proposal along West Peachtree Street. and 19th Street.
Midtown Alliance Annual Meeting Examines Public Life as Catalyst for Resiliency
More than 900 business, civic, and community leaders will get together to examine the future of our city at Midtown Alliance’s 46th Annual Meeting. The February 8 event, which takes place at the historic Fox Theatre, comes at a pivotal time for Midtown: the district has welcomed a record amount of new office, residential and hotel space over the past year.
Love Local: Cozy Coffee Shop Opens Near Piedmont Park
Coffee, wine — and tinned fish? Quirky coffee bar Larakin is looking to serve it all to you. We spoke with owner Jordan Chambers, who formerly worked for Intelligentsia and owned another local coffee bar, about why he’s betting on this tiny restaurant space and on Midtown.
El Viñedo Local Brings Authenticity and Community to Midtown
Midtown residents Robert Kaster and Keith Miller wanted to bring excellent food and wine to their neighborhood and create a place for people to build community. Their restaurant at Peachtree and 4th Streets has weathered pandemic challenges to do just that.
Selig Premieres New Dual Tower Project Called Midtown Exchange
The Midtown Development Review Committee (DRC) meeting on April 12 featured a new mixed-use project on the block bounded by 12th Street, Peachtree Walk and 13th Street. See the DRC's recommendations for the Selig's Midtown Exchange here.
Untangling Homelessness: Midtown Blue and PAD Partnership Accelerates Supportive Housing Efforts
It takes teamwork and coordination to solve an issue as complex as homelessness. And through a strengthened partnership, Midtown Blue and the Atlanta Policing Alternatives and Diversion Initiative (PAD) have helped 18 unsheltered people in the district this year — more than either organization would be able to accomplish on its own.
JPX Works Showcases New 31-Story Residential Tower
RJTR architects presented plans for JPX’s residential concept on the southeast corner of 18th Street and Spring St. The 31-story building has 325 residential units at 300,400 square feet with lobby and leasing at the ground floor. Read the Midtown Development Review Committee's recommendations for the project here.
15th Street Extension Project Awarded $2M in Additional Federal Grants
The Atlanta Regional Commission announced that the planned extension of 15th Street was recently awarded a $2 million grant from the Federal Highway Administration. The extension, which will be built between 15th Street's current end point at West Peachtree Street and Williams Street, will help complete the district's street grid.
Interface Reconfigures its HQ to Create Safer Post-Pandemic Space
Flooring manufacturer Interface Inc. plans to bring its metro Atlanta employees back to its Midtown headquarters — but not before giving thought to every detail about how its office operates and making changes as needed to keep its employees safe.
Arts District Plaza Construction Kicks Off Next Month
The updates to Arts District Plaza include new lighting, seating and landscaping on the Southeast and Southwest corners of the intersection. The centerpiece of the plaza will be Dorothy Berge’s 1968 sculpture, Sabine Woman, which is making a triumphant return to Midtown after spending some time away from the spotlight.
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