Around Christmastime, the construction of a two-tower, high-rise development that’s redefining the urban experience across a Midtown block had just started to climb above its parking-podium levels.

One season and five months later, it’s a different story over Juniper Street.

The 1081 Juniper St. project—led by Charleston-based developer Middle Street Partners, alongside joint venture partner AECOM-Canyon Partners—now has an official name, 12th and Juniper, according to Middle Street’s website.

Neither of 12th and Juniper’s two residential towers has topped out, but both are starting to have a visible presence over highly patronized Midtown places, including the Lake Clara Meer area in nearby Piedmont Park and numerous blocks along Peachtree Street.

Progress on the 12th and Juniper project as viewed from the southwest during Sunday's first Atlanta Streets Alive event of 2024. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

Plans call for a total of 487 apartments across both buildings, a North and South tower. Ground-floor retail space will span Juniper Street for a block, according to the development team.

The larger North tower will climb to 400 feet, offering 320 units across 36 stories; the South tower will top out at 380 feet, with 33 stories, larger floorplans, and what’s designed to feel like a more boutique offering of only 167 units, per developers.  

The buildings that had housed two Midtown drinking and dining staples at the site—Einstein’s and Joe’s on Juniper—were razed nearly two years ago, along with neighboring bungalows that’d been reshaped as businesses. The Metrotainment Cafes concepts, both hubs for Atlanta’s LGBTQ community, had operated on the block since the 1990s.

How the two-tower project is expected to look from Piedmont Park, where it's also now visible from the banks of Lake Clara Meer. Middle Street Partners; designs, Brock Hudgins Architects

Broader view of Peachtree Street's intersection with 10th Street, depicting 12th and Juniper and, at right, the 361-unit Modera Parkside project, which topped out at 32 stories last month. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

Demolition and infrastructure work at the Juniper Street site between 11th and 12th streets started in mid-2022, but developers didn’t declare the project officially underway until they’d secured $245 million in construction financing in December that year. Middle Street officials have said the project will help reshape the northeast portion of Midtown’s skyline, at a location they’ve called “the preeminent residential address in all of Atlanta—and by extension one of the best in the Southeast.”

According to Midtown Alliance, the 12th and Juniper project will also include 690 parking spaces, with the first units tentatively scheduled to start delivering this fall.

The development team also includes construction lenders Bank OZK and Related Fund Management, general contractor Brasfield & Gorrie, interior designer CID Design Group, and Brock Hudgins Architects.

Retail slots planned for the buildings' bases along Juniper Street, looking south toward downtown. Middle Street Partners; designs, Brock Hudgins Architects

Elsewhere in Atlanta, Middle Street has topped out its flatiron-shaped 400 Bishop development near Atlantic Station’s Target in Loring Heights, with 274 apartments in the pipeline there.

Meanwhile, the company’s debut project in the city—the 323-unit The Boulevard at Grant Park—opened last year along a stretch of the BeltLine’s Southside Trail corridor that officially closed today for construction. Mellow Mushroom plans to open a 3,400-square-foot, modernized version of its restaurants at that project this summer, with upgraded tech, an updated menu, and patios fronting the BeltLine corridor.  


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