New Tower Could be Midtown’s Missing Piece


The site of Midtown’s next apartment tower

A proposed tower near Centergy and Tech Square in the Midtown submarket could be the missing piece to Midtown’s puzzle. While this area is bustling during the day with student activity, it winds down considerably in the evenings. One of the reasons for this is quite obvious – there aren’t enough places for people to live in the immediate area.

Gateway Development and South City Partners LLC want to change that. Together the companies have a proposed a 22-story apartment tower to accommodate the housing needs of intown students, like those from Georgia Tech, Georgia State, and SCAD. The tower will sit at the corner of Spring and 5th Streets, and include 210 student apartments, 18,000 SF of retail and office, and amenities like rooftop patios and pools. The project would connect to existing shops and restaurants in the area.

This new Midtown tower isn’t the only one going up in Atlanta, however. South City Partners is also developing a 850-bed project for Kennesaw State University named West 22. Ambling University Development Group is planning a tower just north of the proposed tower at the corner of Spring and 5th; the tower will stand 20 stories tall and include about 206 units. Ambling is also redeveloping and abandoned downtown hotel on Courtland Street into more student housing units. They’re received so much interest in this redevelopment from both Tech and State students that they are already considering a second tower in the area.


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