Atlantic Station—Atlanta’s most nationally recognized redevelopment neighborhood.
Developer Jim Jacoby began redeveloping the old Atlantic Steel Mill location in 1997 with a goal of reducing urban sprawl and air pollution by living within walking distance of everyday needs, and constructing only energy efficient, LEED certified structures. The first residents moved into the Atlantic Station development in 2003 and Atlantic Station received the EPA’s 2004 Phoenix Award as the Best National Brownfield Redevelopment, and the Sierra Club’s 2005 America’s Best New Development Projects listing. Atlantic Station features approximately 15,000,000 square feet of residential high rise condominiums, town homes, mid-rise condominiums, apartments, and single family homes, along with office and retail space, and 11 acres of public parks. It’s prime location along the I-75 / I-85 interchange in the heart of Midtown allows easy access to both downtown Atlanta and surrounding neighborhoods.
This city within a city features three distinct areas along 17th Street—the District, the Village, and the Commons. The District features most of Atlantic Station’s retail and office space and is designed to be an open mall with many choices of dining and shopping along with a 16 screen movie theater. Located above a 7,200 space parking garage this area is both pedestrian-friendly and often used for special closed-off street events. In addition, the District also features the LEED certified Wells Fargo high-rise and the BB&T Tower. The Village is comprised of a state-of-the-art IKEA building and two apartment complexes. The Commons has a large retention pond adjacent to the Millennium Gate Arch and art gallery which is dedicated to the celebration of peaceful accomplishment. A variety of low-rise, apartments, townhomes, and condominiums also dot this area.
Restaurants and Shopping
Approximately 60 shops and restaurants are located on the property. Some of the shops include Target, IKEA, Publix, Ann Taylor, Kay Jewelers, Dillard’s, H & M, LA Fitness, Gap, 19th Street Dental, Kinnucan’s Specialty Outfitter, Regal Cinemas, Piedmont Healthcare, Z Gallerie, and Express. You can find a wealth of fine eateries here as well. They include Atlantic Grill, BGR, CafeNineteen, California Pizza Kitchen, Chick-a-Biddy, Cheesecake Bistro, Fishhook, Moe's Southwest Grill, and Meehan’s Public House to mention a few.
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Also located nearby is the Georgia Institute of Technology, John Marshall Law School, Georgia State University, Emory University, and the Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta campus.
The main roadway access to and from Atlantic Station is the 17th Street extension that includes the newly constructed 17th Street bridge. This wide bridge that crosses 21 lanes of I-75 / I-85 provides easy access from Atlantic Station to the Midtown area. Public transportation access is provided via a free shuttle that operates between Atlantic Station and the Arts Center MARTA rail station and the MARTA bus route on Peachtree Street. The Amtrak Crescent Railway access is available at Peachtree Station in Brookwood approximately one mile away. A student shuttle service is also provided to the Georgia Institute of Technology.