Beltline Park Expansion
Atlanta Beltline officials are moving forward with plans that have been on the books for more than 10 years to expand the park area. The land directly south of Grant Park’s main green space would be developed into a multifunctional park.
The Beltline is seeking firms to design the second phase of Boulevard Crossing Park. This would expand the park to 23 acres. Included would be expanded fields, trails, a playground, public art displays and the city’s fifth splash pad.
Once a design team has been selected, a community engagement process will begin, Beltline officials said.
S J Collins Enterprises
S.J. Collins Enterprises, a commercial real estate development firm, has partnered with lifestyle experts Slater Hospitality Concepts to create an unparalleled rooftop experience at The Interlock, a $450 million mixed-use development in the vibrant Howell Interlocking Historic District in West Midtown.
Still in the design phase, the concept elements for the rooftop will include a modern private pool club and lounge with a retractable roof. An upscale 12,000-square-foot, two-story restaurant and outdoor bar with covered patio will complete the space with an open area for relaxing and enjoying the view. Visitors will enjoy an infinity-edge pool that drops off into the city skyline.
“The goal is to transform this 1-acre area in the sky that overlooks the Atlanta skyline at The Interlock into the ultimate rooftop experience,” said Jeff Garrison, partner with S.J. Collins Enterprises. “We envision this will be the perfect place to grab a drink during happy hour after work or host any events or celebrations.”
Millennial Focused New Downtown Development
As the need for more affordable housing in Midtown continues, a millennial styled apartment development has broken ground. The project broke ground on vacant land around the corner from the Georgia Aquarium.
The developer, Kaplan Residential, calls the project “Generation Atlanta” and is expected to be 17 stories over Centennial Olympic Park Drive.
Located near the Post Centennial Park apartments, the combined projects could add up to 750 new rentals downtown, increasing the residential and pedestrian activity the city has strived for.
The new apartments would range from studios to two bedrooms and average approximately 864 square feet, with below-average rents in comparison to the existing residential base.