One of the more blatant eyesore gaps in Midtown’s urban fabric is officially a thing of the past.

After breaking ground six months ago, national developer Mill Creek Residential has begun vertical construction on its latest Modera-branded apartment community in Atlanta.

The 32-story tower, Modera Parkside, has risen two floors above 10th Street, about two blocks west of Piedmont Park, lending an idea how the building’s main entry and retail will relate to the street.

The 10th Street site had been a fenced-off gash since the Great Recession, when a 19-story, $55-million condo venture called Onyx was hit with a lawsuit and ultimately failed to take off.

As seen in years past, the vacant 10th Street site had been surrounded with plywood walls for years. Google Maps

Base levels where retail and a towering entry will be placed at Modera Parkside have come together on 10th Street. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

Mill Creek officials have said the project will add 361 more apartments to Midtown’s densifying core. That will include rental penthouses on top floors with what developers have described as unencumbered and preserved views of Atlanta’s skyline and Piedmont Park “on the very edge of high-rise zoning."

Modera Parkside’s retail space at street level (3,400 square feet, per earlier filings) will be used for a “signature restaurant” with outdoor seating described as being “on Atlanta's famed rainbow crosswalk,” according to a Mill Creek announcement in January.

The building will also include 451 parking spaces, with a projected opening in spring 2025, according to Midtown Alliance.

Units will range from studios to three-bedrooms with dens, but it’s too early for rent projections.

A broader look at the Modera tower, which will be topped with a rooftop pool and amenities, as seen in initial renderings. Mill Creek Residential; designs, Gresham Smith

Like virtually all of Midtown’s new high-rise rental product, the building won’t lack amenities. Expect a rooftop pool deck and gym, a golf simulator, a clubroom with skyline views, fire pits high off the street, valet dry cleaning, coworking stations, a cybercafe, EV charging stations, and bike storage, plus dedicated dog runs and a pet spa.

With remote workers in mind, Modera Parkside will also offer “expandable furnishings from Ori, [to] include retractable desks in studio homes and disappearing ceiling-mounted beds and convertible desks in select two-bedroom homes,” per Mill Creek officials. Sounds creative.

The Midtown tower will join another Modera-branded complex near the BeltLine in Reynoldstown, a two-phase project in Buckhead, and Modera Decatur as Mill Creek’s latest finished ITP endeavors.

The company is also moving forward with a nine-building project in Hapeville and a 402-unit community called “Modera Southside Trail” in Peoplestown, among other ventures.  

About six years ago, Mill Creek also built a ridiculously amenitized, 29-story tower called Modera Midtown on 8th Street near the downtown Connector. See what the company’s next Midtown addition will entail in the gallery above.   


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