As passersby and park-goers can attest, a distinctive collection of buildings continues to rise at the largest ground-up new development along the Atlanta BeltLine to date.

Clad with a unique, diamond-patterned exterior, the hotel component at New City Properties’ Fourth Ward Project has climbed just beyond the halfway point of its eventual height at the cusp of an open greenspace, facing Ponce City Market to the north.

Once topped out, the hotel will stand eye-to-eye with an 18-story, brick-clad, stair-stepped apartment building next door.  

Designed by New York City-based Morris Adjmi, the 75-key boutique property will operate under its own brand and include a fitness and social club with an outdoor pool and elevated amenity spaces.

The 12-acre site is considered the largest workable parcel of BeltLine-adjacent land on Atlanta’s eastside. The first phase alone is expected to cost $550 million—and the full project upwards of $1 billion. New City officials have said it’s received no public funding.

The first three buildings in phase one are being constructed over a 1,250-space, subterranean parking deck that will be shared by all uses. Future phases of the project will include approximately 1.2 million square feet of additional density.

See where the Fourth Ward Project stands now—and what's to come—in the gallery above. To get an idea how quickly the multi-pronged development is taking shape, contrast those images with this in-depth photo tour from seven months ago.

Old Fourth Ward news, discussion (Urbanize Atlanta)