Looks better than a surface parking lot, doesn’t it? This is a new mixed-use building that will — good Lord willin’ and the recession don’t rise — break ground this Fall at the corner of 12th Street and Crescent Avenue in Midtown Atlanta.
My favorite thing about this project: it will replace a surface parking lot that’s been making me wince (as they ALL do) for years.
Read about it at midtown.patch
A quote from that Patch article:
There will be 20,000 square feet of ground-level retail space, which will curve along 12th Street and Crescent Avenue. Renderings show seven retail locations — the largest space around 5,700 square feet.
While I’m not usually a fan of the gleaming glass skyscrapers (I find them a little overscaled and monolithic), I give this one a thumbs up for having ground-level retail space, being located in the middle of similar mixed-use buildings and, best of all, being near two MARTA train stations.
Overall, I think this looks like some good urbanism in Atlanta.