Norfolk Southern Building (Courtesy Central Atlanta Progress)

The abandoned Norfolk Southern building in Downtown will be transformed into residences, according to a report from Curbed Atlanta. CIM Group will transform the former office building into 246 one- and two-bedroom residential units. Three would be 90 studios, 108 one-bedroom units, and 48 two-bedroom units. 50,000 square feet of retail space could fill the lower floor of the building, facing Ted Turner Drive.

Pollack Shores Real Estate will build a 325-unit apartment complex at 1099 Boulevard near the future southeast trail of the Atlanta BeltLine at Chosewood Park. The project will include a mix of studio units up to three-bedroom units and retail along Boulevard.

A rendering of the 14th and Spring project.

Greenstone Properties plans to build a mixed-use development at the corner of 14th and Spring streets in Midtown. The development would feature a 10-story tower with offices and retail and a second 12-story tower with 330 apartments and retail space. For more information visit
A new mixed-use development called SoNo on Peachtree will include a 75,000-square-foot office building and a 300-unit apartment building. The office building would also house 13,000 square feet of retail and space for a weekend farmers market. The project, located across from Emory Midtown Hospital and near the former Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter, is being developed by The Matera Group.
The Residences at Studioplex

Construction is underway on The Residences at Studioplex, 19 townhomes from Thrive Development being built along the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine in Old Fourth Ward. The four-story brick townhomes will feature elevators, fire places, custom kitchens, rooftop decks and other high-end finishes. Prices start at $1.2 million. The townhomes will sit atop boutiques and small retailers. For more information, visit
Beacham Gives Back, the quarterly charitable giving initiative of Beacham & Company Realtors, selected City of Refuge as its first quarter 2018 recipient charity. City of Refuge helps individuals and families facing poverty, addiction or trafficking by providing shelter, meals, job skills training, childcare and more.
The City of Atlanta has selected six submissions in the domestiCITY design competition. Launched in August 2017 by the Department of City Planning, domestiCITY is an initiative seeking innovative design ideas to promote more affordable housing options in Atlanta. The top two finalists were Atlanta-based Lord Aeck Sargent and Utile from Boston. Also recognized: Sadyr Khabukhayev (Kazakhstan) “Architectural Innovation” Award, David Baker Architects (San Francisco), Siyi He & Yixin Ren (Rhode Island School of Design) and MPN Partners (London/Vietnam). For more information, visit
Piedmont House

Piedmont House on 12th Street are now leasing luxury, penthouse-inspired apartments. Average rent is $3,500 per month and includes upgrades like chef’s kitchens, terraces with skyline and Piedmont Park views and boutique retail on the ground floor. For more information, visit

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.