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Sky-High: Drone Pics Capture the Latest Development Activity

Updated 8/12/2020

Many of those who have been away from Midtown since the pandemic began would be surprised to see what's changed around here over the past six months. We sent our drone skyward earlier this week to capture progress on a few development projects around the district. Need a break before your next Zoom call? Feast your eyes on some fresh concrete and steel:

Midtown Union

17th and Spring Streets facing east
The massive mixed-use development from MetLife and Granite Properties is heading vertical on an oversized city block at the north end of the district. Financial firm Invesco has signed on to become one of the big tenants here in the 667K sf office component. THe development will also include 355 residential units, 210 hotel rooms and 33K sf of retail space.


Here Atlanta

3rd and Spring Streets facing east
We count about 19 stories of building height in this image, so it looks like the 716-bed student apartment tower from CA Ventures is well on its way to topping-out (29 stories). True to the rendering shared with the Development Review Committee in late-2018, the distinctive "motherboard" design on the facade fits right in with the vibe of the Coda tech tower just up the street.


Norfolk Southern

West Peachtree at Ponce de Leon Ave facing northwest
We hovered lower to spot the contours of the L-shaped HQ for Fortune 500 railroad giant Norfolk Southern that are becoming more visible each week. This 997K sf office project from Cousins Properties will also feature a large plaza space, visible in the foreground. 


903 Peachtree Street

Juniper at 8th Street facing southwest
Dig this activity at the corner of Peachtree and 8th. Another CA ventures project, this 417-unit multifamily tower is getting its moorings in the red Georgia clay before it goes up, up, up to a height of 33 stories. 


Keep up with the latest on what's getting built where. 

We update our development map and summary every month, available on our Resource Center. Take a look at the 16 projects currently under construction and the additional 15 that have cleared the development review process.