Another stack of apartments aimed at Atlanta’s intown college crowd is heading toward breaking ground, according to project officials and building permit records.

The Dezhu US development is planned for a vacant downtown site between Centennial Olympic Park and Georgia Tech’s campus.

According to renderings and building permit applications, the eight-story project would be titled "DZ Tech Lofts" and include 100 units, with about 6,200 square feet of retail spaces at street level.

The SSOE/Stevens & Wilkinson-designed building would also be topped with amenities such as lounging and grilling areas, per plans.

Plans for the eight-story facade with street-level retail at 564 Centennial Olympic Park Drive. Deluxeton/@de.luxeton

The 564 Centennial Olympic Park Drive site is located a block from Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium, just south of North Avenue.

According to an Instagram post this week from Deluxeton, a real estate developer and builder associated with Dezhu, a development team recently gathered for a “crucial pre-construction meeting” in preparation for bringing a “remarkable addition to enhance your campus living experience.”

Records indicate permits to begin grading and other site work were issued last year, while aspects of the building’s design remain under city review.

The site in question, just south of North Avenue, as seen in February 2022. Google Maps

Dezhu US

Plans indicate the building’s ground-level spaces will house two commercial tenants, plus a leasing office and lobby. The top, third level of the parking garage will feature an amenity courtyard, according to filings.

The site borders Capstone Communities’ two-building Inspire Atlanta complex, which opened for Georgia Tech’s fall 2021 semester. That project delivered 750 more off-campus student beds in apartments ranging from studios to five-bedrooms—and impressive views from a 12th-floor sky deck.

Elsewhere in Atlanta, Dezhu US has developed the Reverb by Hard Rock hotel in Castleberry Hill and neighboring apartments under construction now, the Sonder hotel on the eastern edge of downtown, and the J5 condos in Midtown. The company also counts Old Fourth Ward projects near Boulevard, including the Park Haus townhomes, in its portfolio.

Dezhu US; designs, SSOE/Stevens & Wilkinson

Another project aimed at the Yellow Jacket (and Georgia State University) student demographic—the 19-story Hub Atlanta—is finishing construction near the corner of 10th and Spring streets in Midtown, with move-ins expected before this fall’s semester.

Ditto for Austin-based developer LV Collective’s Whistler building, which has risen over Midtown’s famed Cheetah strip club.


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