City Grants Historical Landmark Status to Spring Hill Mortuary
As the Atlanta skyline rises all around, one corner of Midtown still stands as it did in 1928. Ninety years later, the City of Atlanta is ensuring the Spring Hill Mortuary will be preserved for future generations by granting the site with historical landmark status.
At the intersection of Spring and 10th streets, the property remains the operational home of H.M. Patterson & Son funeral services. Thanks to a recent push from the Atlanta Urban Design Commission, the Tudor manor and some of the adjacent gardens gained historical landmark status.
1125 Peachtree St.
Selig debuted its latest offering at 12th and Midtown in the form of a sleek mixed-use project designed by Rule Joy Trammel + Rubio. The development occupies a full block on Peachtree Street between 12th and 13th streets and contains approximately 6,000 square feet of retail at street level, 56 residential condo units, a 253-key luxury hotel, a 9-story office tower and structured parking for approximately 563 cars. The office, hotel and residential components stack vertically on top of each other, stepping back as uses change to allow for amenity spaces. There are three proposed vehicle access points to the site, one on 12th Street and two on Juniper, that tie into various levels of the parking deck. Loading docks are located off 13th Street. Overall, the elegant design of the tower and refined street-level façade on Peachtree delivers a sophisticated project with a unique sense of arrival.
Atlanta Tops the List of Most Fun Cities
Atlanta was recently named by WalletHub’s “Most Fun Cities in America” ranking as No. 9 among 150 of the largest cities in America.
City scores were based on three basic components of fun: entertainment and recreation, nightlife and parties, and costs. Las Vegas, Orlando and Miami were the top three on the list.
Factors in the vote included the number of festivals, restaurants, fitness centers and clubs per capita, to name a few. Of the 150 largest cities, Atlanta came in at No. 1 for number of restaurants and fitness centers per capita.
New Green Space Underway at Atlantic Station
The construction of a public park is underway at the corner of Northside Drive and 17th Street. This 4.5 acres of land between Howell Mill Road and Atlantic Station has been the focus of adding green space to Midtown.
“We’re thrilled to be underway creating a safe and beautiful space along one of the highest profile corridors on the Westside,” said Elizabeth Hollister, UWID executive director, in a press release.
Eventually, the hilltop site will include benches, mulch trails and skyline views described as “dramatic,” according to officials with the Upper Westside Improvement District, a Community Improvement District (CID) approved by the city in 2016.