As Atlanta’s red-hot summer inches toward autumn, we’ve noticed a trend: Despite economic headwinds, the evolution of the Howell Mill Road corridor—and soon the roadway itself—is showing few signs of slowing down.

With three large-scale project in various stages of early construction, and others rounding into late-phase development shape, it seemed an opportune time to take to clearer September skies and see where things stand over Home Park, Marietta Street Artery, and other West Midtown places today.

Let’s begin looking toward downtown over 1050 West Marietta Street, just west of Howell Mill.

Situated across railroad tracks from the Seven88 West Midtown condos (picture at right, below), spec office tower project 1050 Brickworks has climbed about halfway to its eventual height of 14 stories.

Chicago developer Sterling Bay and Charlotte-based Asana Partners broke ground on the 250,000-square-foot venture in November, and several low-rise commercial buildings have since been removed. Expect about 14,000 square feet of retail at the building’s base.

At the opposite end of the district, with Buckhead’s skyline pictured at left, a crane stands where the next Stars Metals component has begun vertical construction.

With 327 apartments in 21 stories, the Stella at Star Metals tower promises to stand out.

The Interlock’s second phase (possibly with a Trader Joe’s in place of Publix, as Tomorrow’s News Today reports) is finishing construction over Northside Drive. It’s visible at top, below, diagonal to the Stella building’s construction crane.

Looking west, we see Georgia Tech’s campus (at middle right, below), leafy Home Park, and recent high-rise construction that's filled gaps in Midtown’s skyline, from SCAD southward.

Not quite visible, at bottom, is a multi-parcel site along Howell Mill Road where several low-rise structures were recently cleared for 300 more apartments and retail in a 16-story building from Austin-based AC Residential Partners and longtime Atlanta developer Cartel Properties.


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