Midtown’s promenade of public art, curated landscaping, and beefed-up pedestrian infrastructure is making strides between two MARTA stations, both at ground level and dangling above.

Midtown Alliance reports the first phase of the ½-mile Art Walk project was substantially finished in December, following nearly two years of Astra Group construction. It stretches between 10th and 11th streets, connecting residential complexes and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta with the Midtown MARTA station.

In addition to an array of “color-changing custom light spheres” hung from catenary wires overhead that help with wayfinding, upgrades along the Peachtree Walk corridor include new public furniture, specialty concrete, landscaping, security bollards, and sidewalk upgrades for a more shared-street vibe, per Midtown Alliance. 

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Eventually the Art Walk is planned to stretch five blocks between the Midtown MARTA and Arts Center MARTA stations, incorporating both private property and public space.  

Sections of the remaining four Art Walk phases have been completed in conjunction with private development, including the dual-branded AC/Moxy hotel (2019) and Selig’s 1105 West Peachtree mixed-use complex (2021). Phase two, between 11th and 12th streets, was moved from initial concepts toward design development and construction last year, per Midtown Alliance.

The final piece—phase five, between 14th and 15th streets—is pending future redevelopment of the failed No2 Opus Place parcel.

Find a quick tour of what’s artful and new in the gallery above.


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