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February 2018 DRC Recap

Greenstone Properties and Crescent Communities proposed a new mixed-use development at 1150 Spring Street, comprised of two towers.

Published: 2/14/18

Midtown Development Review Committee: February 2018 

Two projects on the February DRC agenda – the first was a follow-up presentation about the dual-brand hotel proposed at 640 Peachtree. The development team opted to defer until a subsequent date.

The second was a new application for a mixed-use development proposed at 1150 Spring Street, comprised of two towers – a 250,000 SF office building and a 360,000 SF (338 unit) residential building (known as NOVEL Midtown).  The development team is Greenstone Properties and Crescent Communities with HKS and Niles Bolton as the architects and Kimley-Horn as the engineer. The 2.5 acre site has frontage on both Spring Street and Williams Street.  It sits behind two large billboards facing 14th Street and is adjacent to a Georgia Power substation on the south. From an urban design perspective the site has the opportunity to reconnect 13th Street, which currently ends at Spring.  Midtown Alliance identified a street extension at this location as a critical component of the SPI-16 district’s connectivity plan, which was incorporated in the zoning update approved by City Council last year. The DRC asked the applicant to reconsider the site layout for the mixed-use project in order to address this important element of the design. The applicant will make a follow-up presentation to the DRC at a subsequent meeting.