Monthly Projects Update: August 1, 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.
Crews plant new landscaping at new plaza at Peachtree Street and Peachtree Place
Currently Under Construction
1. Peachtree Street at Peachtree Place Public Plaza construction is substantially complete. The new public plaza is open for use and Peachtree Place has reopened to vehicle thru traffic from Crescent Avenue to Peachtree Street. Punch list items are being addressed as permitted by weather and supply chain impacts, followed by project close out.
2. Midtown Art Walk. Construction mobilized in January on the next phase of Art Walk (pictured left) on Peachtree Walk between 10th Street and 11th Street and is currently about 20% complete. Progress to-date includes installation of new stormwater piping and structures within the Peachtree Walk roadway; removal of trees and other demolition to make way for construction of site improvements. Work along the east side of Peachtree Walk took shape earlier this summer and included installation of new sidewalks, bollards and landscape planter beds. The lower driveway to Federal Reserve Bank was also demolished, regraded and concrete poured with new drainage modifications. Current work is focused on the west side of Peachtree Walk, including demo, excavation, grading, installation of electrical conduits and irrigation sleeves to build the new landscape planters and sidewalk. Modifications for the lower Fed plaza have been laid out and will soon start demolition and construction of improvements.
3. Construction of Sidewalk Improvements in the Midtown Improvement District continues. 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. In late Spring we replaced an area of damaged sidewalk on the east side of Peachtree Street south of Ponce de Leon Ave. The next group of locations is under contract to begin construction in August, starting on the north side of 7th Street just west of Peachtree Street. See a list of past work completed by the Sidewalk Improvements Annual Program here.
4. Construction of the Spring Street Parklets is substantially complete on the west side of Spring Street between 8th Street and Peachtree Place. The two parklets are expansions of sidewalk space into adjacent on-street parking spaces that were rendered inaccessible when the City of Atlanta installed the protected bike lane in this area of Spring Street last year. The parklets opened to public use in July. Temporary furniture has been deployed until the site furniture ordered for the parklets is received and installed in late Summer/early Fall.
Next Up for Construction
Midtown Alliance has awarded the contract to construct additional Enhancements to the 10th Street Temporary Park. Construction fencing has been erected and work will start this week.
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.