JPX Works’ reentry to Midtown’s development scene appears imminent.
The company helmed by Jarel Portman is scheduled to present plans to the Midtown Development Review Committee on Tuesday for a 31-story residential tower proposal at 1405 Spring Street.
The 300,400-square-foot building would rise at the southeast corner of Spring and 18th streets, across the street from Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts and kitty-corner to The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.
Since 2012, the site has been home to the 16,500-square-foot Judge G. Alan Blackburn Conference Center, which has a 350-seat auditorium, classrooms, and banquet space.
Plans call for razing the conference center at the half-acre site and building 326 stacked residences, with a leasing office facing Spring Street.
The project would also include a screened, nine-story parking deck with 324 spaces, according to the Midtown DRC. Earlier reports pegged the tower as a 33-story project.
According to city records, the property sold in August to an LLC called 1405 Spring Street for $4 million.
We’ve reached out for project images and further details and will update this story should they come.
The Midtown DRC agenda mentions that applicants include an official with Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio—the same architecture firm that designed JPX Works’ lauded, 21-story Emerson proposal that didn’t take off along Peachtree Road in Buckhead.
Portman, the youngest son of legendary Atlanta architect and developer John Portman, cofounded JPX Works in 2011.
The company’s first large venture, the Inman Quarter mixed-use development, transformed the commercial heart of Inman Park and later sold for $72.5 million.
Next came one of the most celebrated high-rise Atlanta buildings in recent memory: the puzzle-like Lilli Midtown apartments along Peachtree Street, near the Fox Theatre. That aluminum-clad project, designed by New York’s ODA Architecture, managed to add no new parking by tapping into an underutilized deck next door via a bridge.
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