Cousins Office Tower to Scale 31-Stories in District's Southern End
At the June 12th meeting of the Midtown Development Review Committee (DRC), Cousins Properties presented plans for a new 31-story office tower at 901 West Peachtree Street between 7th and 8th Street.
8th at West
Designed by Pickard Chilton and HKS, the project infills an 0.8 acre site with excellent accessibility to Tech Square to the south and a 3 minute walk to the Midtown MARTA Station on the north. The base of the building integrates seamlessly into the surrounding urban fabric and activates the corners with 6,000 square feet of leasable space. The architecture at the street level combines glass, wood and steel elements to create an inviting human-scale environment that reveals the hive of activity that will animate the lobby lounge. The tower is a series of modulated surfaces, thoughtfully detailed and culminating in a series of rooftop balconies with striking views of the skyline.
Overall, the Midtown Development Review committee voiced enthusiastic support for the project, noting the high level of refinement and detail in the submittal package, including an architectural model used to illustrate the lower floors. There were questions about vehicular egress on 7th Street, the possibility for additional on-street parking, and façade treatment and pedestrian egress from the parking structure. The development team will address these questions and provide additional information about streetscape details in a follow-up submittal.