Under Construction

Monthly Projects Update:  January 24, 2022

Each month, we provide a construction update on our current Capital Improvement projects. See what's happening as we give you more to love about Midtown.

Construction activity for new plaza at Peachtree Street and Peachtree Place


Currently Under Construction

1.  Midtown Alliance's contractor began construction of the Peachtree Street at Peachtree Place Public Plaza on 8/30/2021.  To accomplish the work, Peachtree Place is currently closed to vehicle thru traffic from Crescent Avenue to Peachtree Street.  The adjacent businesses remain open and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout construction.  Construction is expected to be active through April 2022, weather permitting.

Work currently underway is focused in the site area west of Peachtree Street.  With demolition complete, installation of new granite street curbs and concrete sidewalks and other hardscape in the pedestrian plaza is underway.  New conduits are being laid to facilitate overhead utility burials.  Sidewalk replacement on Peachtree St outside of Savi Provisions Midtown is currently underway.  Check back here for specific biweekly construction updates.

2.  Construction officially mobilized in January on the next phase of Art Walk on Peachtree Walk between 10th Street and 11th Street.  Work is currently concentrated in the Peachtree Walk roadway where the contractor is installing stormwater piping.  

3.  Tree Management (Annual Program)

  • Nutrition:  In December 2021, Midtown's arborist administered annual injections of slow release macro and micro nutrients into the root zones of 978 street trees totaling 8,219 total caliper trunk inches.  The trees are located with the right-of-way south of 14th St, north of 8th St, east of Williams St, and west of Piedmont Ave.
  • Pruning:  We annually identify and prioritize corridors and individual street trees within the MID in need of pruning.  Pruning enhances public safety and helps ensure healthy structure, growth, and long-term viability of the trees within our urban environment.  In January and February 2022, crews will perform dormant season pruning on 139 selected trees on the following corridors:  Peachtree St; West Peachtree St; Spring St; Crescent Ave; Arts Center Way; North Ave; 7th St; and 11th St.  We will also prune trees blocking views of traffic signals at several intersections.

4.  Construction of Sidewalk Improvements in the Midtown Improvement District will continue in 2022.  Scope includes replacing concrete, resetting pavers, new curb and ADA ramp upgrades, and other sidewalk repairs to help maintain and improve pedestrian mobility in Midtown.  Work completed in Q4 2022 included areas of 18th Street between Spring and W.Peachtree Streets; on 3rd Street between Spring and W.Peachtree Streets; on 7th Street just east of Juniper Street; on Peachtree Place just west of Crescent Ave; and on 10th Street between Juniper St and Piedmont Ave.  See a list of past work completed by the Sidewalk Improvements Annual Program here.

 

Next Up for Construction

Midtown Alliance has received bids to construct additional Enhancements to the 10th Street Temporary Park.  The adjusted target date to start construction is Q1 2022.

Hardscape and landscape enhancements on the Southwest Corner and the Southeast Corner of the 15th Street Arts District Plaza were substantially complete in December 2021.  Look for new furniture in the plaza in Q1 2022, pending supply chain deliveries.

 

On the Design Boards

Visit this page to learn more about parks & plazas in the works, enhancements & activation underway, and ten more major capital projects in the Design phase that are projected to be under construction within one-to-two years.


Our ongoing projects help keep Midtown safe, improve accessibility, and enhance our livability. Contact us with questions or feedback on these projects and construction updates.