A two-tower Midtown development designed to stand out when viewed from places like Piedmont Park has begun to make its presence felt over Juniper Street.
The project by Charleston-based developer Middle Street Partners, alongside joint venture partner AECOM-Canyon Partners, has replaced a row of low-rise restaurant and commercial spaces and now stands a half-dozen stories, lending an idea how the bases of each building with interact with neighboring streets.
Demolition and infrastructure work at the Juniper Street site between 11th and 12th streets—about a block from Piedmont Park—started in mid-2022. But developers didn’t declare the project officially underway until they’d secured $245 million in construction financing in December.
At that time, Middle Street Partners leadership said the project will help reshape the northeast portion of Midtown’s skyline, at a location they called “the preeminent residential address in all of Atlanta—and by extension one of the best in the Southeast.”
As seen along 12th Street this past weekend, vertical construction has reached a half-dozen stories at Middle Street Partners’ two-tower Midtown venture. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta
Middle Street Partners; designs, Brock Hudgins Architects
Both Juniper Street buildings will stand slightly shorter than previously expected, at least in terms of floor counts. Plans call for a total of 487 apartments across both buildings, a North and South tower. Ground-floor retail space will span Juniper Street for a block.
The larger North tower will climb to 400 feet, offering 320 units across 36 stories; the South tower will top out at 380 feet, with 33 stories, larger floorplans, and what’s designed to feel like a more boutique offering of only 167 units, according to developers.
Previous plans called for buildings standing 38 and 34 stories, respectively.
Last year, the buildings that housed two Midtown drinking and dining staples—Einstein’s and Joe’s on Juniper—were razed at the site, along with neighboring bungalows reshaped as businesses. The Metrotainment Cafes concepts, both hubs for Atlanta’s LGBTQ community, had operated on the block since the 1990s.
Current construction progress in the 1000 block of Juniper Street, where food-and-beverage establishments Einstein’s and Joe’s on Juniper formerly stood. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta
From above Juniper Street, looking north. Middle Street Partners; designs, Brock Hudgins Architects
The development team also includes construction lenders Bank OZK and Related Fund Management, general contractor Brasfield & Gorrie, interior designer CID Design Group, and Brock Hudgins Architects.
Middle Street Partners, which has offices in Atlanta, is also finishing construction of a 323-unit apartment project on the BeltLine’s Southside Trail in Grant Park, marking the firm’s debut in Atlanta.
Swing up to the gallery for more context and a look at the latest renderings for 1081 Juniper Street.
Courtesy of Middle Street Partners
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