As anyone who’s found themselves at the Midtown intersection of 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue lately can see, construction is well underway at an old development site that’s been little more than a blighted hole for well over a decade.

National developer Mill Creek Residential made it officially official this week by announcing that Modera Parkside is indeed under construction, marking the company’s ninth Modera-branded project across metro Atlanta.

Exactly how tall the building will stand has been a question mark, but Mill Creek officials say the final story count will be 32, with a total of 361 apartments. That will include rental penthouses on top floors with what developers describe as unencumbered views of the ATL skyline and Piedmont Park, located two blocks east.

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.”

The first move-ins are now scheduled for early 2025.

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.

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

Site overview for Mill Creek's 10th Street plans, where a hole has festered since previous development plans went kaput during the Great Recession. Mill Creek Residential; designs, Gresham Smith

Plans for street-retail activation. Mill Creek Residential; designs, Gresham Smith

With remote workers in mind, the building will 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.

Patrick Chesser, Mill Creek’s senior managing director of development in Atlanta, described the company’s latest high-rise as follows:

Modera Parkside will occupy “a unique location on the very edge of high-rise zoning, preserving the views to the Atlanta skyline, Piedmont Park, and the energy of east Midtown,” Chesser said in the project announcement. “We believe the character of the neighborhood with a unique community will appeal to a diverse set of renters-by-choice with discerning tastes.”

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.

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 ITP endeavors. Elsewhere in Midtown, Mill Creek built a ridiculously amenitized, 29-story tower called Modera Midtown about five years ago.  


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