Allen Morris Plans Midtown Atlanta Apartments, Offices
- Apr 12, 2016
Atlanta—The Allen Morris Co. has unveiled development plans for Star Metals, a $210 million mixed-use development in the West Midtown neighborhood of Atlanta. The project will consist of a multifamily building, along with an office building directly across the street, with ground-floor retail.
The multifamily component will feature 409 rental units, and offer residents a rooftop club room and amenity deck, theater, Bocce ball court, yoga studio, poolside movies at night, community garden and greenhouse. The building’s 16,500 square feet of ground floor retail will offer residents restaurants and other services.
The 12-story Star Metals Offices project will include about 185,000 square feet of office space, four levels of parking, along with an above-market parking ratio of 3.5 spaces per 1,000 square feet, according to Allen Morris. Office amenities will include a landscaped outdoor terraces and a panoramic rooftop restaurant with views of Buckhead, Midtown and Downtown.
Allen Morris has secured the services of architect Chad Oppenheim of Oppenheim Architecture to design the buildings. Warner Summers Architecture and Interior Design firm was appointed to design the office building, while DWELL Design Studio and Lord Aeck Sargent will design the residences.
Both buildings will be near Georgia Tech, and designed to reflect the historical composition and materials of the old rail yards West Midtown is known for. Star Metals Offices is being leased by the Atlanta office of JLL, headed by managing director Jeff Bellamy.
“The convergence of talent, strong employment growth, close proximity to the high-tech business partnerships at Georgia Tech, and affordability relative to other large markets isn’t matched anywhere else in the Southeast,” Allen Morris chairman and CEO Allen Morris told MHN. “West Midtown is evolving as a cultural center of gravity and we believe there’s a true appreciation for the area’s character. That’s one of the reasons why we’re incorporating the traditional materials of West Midtown into Star Metals with the goal of celebrating the area’s rich history.”