Atlantic Station’s recent growth spurt is continuing in a way that could hardly be more visible.

AMLI Atlantic Station—a 12-story, mixed-use building with stair-stepped designs overlooking Midtown’s section of the Connector, where Interstates 75 and 85 merge—has recently topped out, officials confirm to Urbanize Atlanta.

The 360-unit project, designed by Smith Dalia Architects, is filling the gap in Atlantic Station’s street grid where the Atlanta Open tennis tournament had long been played.

The project was initially proposed in a different incarnation back in 2016. It finally broke ground in fall 2022, promising to add visual intrigue to the mixed-use mega-district that’s visible to hundreds of thousands of car commuters per day. 

As seen from the Peachtree Street bridge over the Connector, the AMLI project in the broader context of Atlantic Station buildings. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

Where the AMLI project meets Tower Street, with JPX Works' new Emmi Midtown high-rise seen in the distance, across the freeway. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

AMLI Atlantic Station is also set to include roughly 25,000 square feet of shops and restaurants at street level. That’s being built on the side opposite the Connector, facing Market Street. A deep, centralized courtyard is planned for the side facing northern Midtown’s growing skyline.

The project’s “dramatic stepped form creates terraces with a one-of-kind vista of Atlanta’s sweep from downtown to Midtown,” while expanding Atlantic Station’s live-work-play footprint across more of its 138 acres, according to Smith Dalia designers.

AMLI Atlantic Station is on pace to deliver in early 2025. [UPDATE: 6:39 p.m. Feb. 20: A source has asked that pre-leasing details be removed from this article because they haven't been finalized.]  

AMLI bought the 2.3-acre site next to Atlantic Station’s Dillard’s for $10.5 million in 2016.

The developer currently operates and owns apartment communities to the east and west of Atlantic Station, with AMLI Arts Center in the heart of Midtown and AMLI Westside on Howell Mill Road.

The apartments mark the final piece of void-filling new construction promised over the years by Houston-based Hines, which acquired Atlantic Station for $200 million in 2015 and forecasted an overhaul in terms of aesthetics and functionality.

The AMLI project's east facade. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

The stair-stepped building's proximity to hundreds of thousands of commuters per day. Smith Dalia Architects

However, a half-dozen vacant acres around the private property have yet to be developed. A Class A loft-office project called The Forge is being floated for a 17th Street slot currently filled by Overtime Elite’s huge, shed-like basketball facility, which was erected as a temporary structure in 2022.

In the gallery above, have a look at the AMLI project—from virtually every angle—as it stands today.


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