The impact of student housing on Midtown’s density and skyline continues.

National developer Core Spaces has broken ground on a project called Hub Atlanta that will bring nearly 800 more student housing beds near the corner of 10th and Spring streets.

Designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, the 19-story, off-campus building is expected to open in summer 2023, in time for Georgia Tech’s fall semester, according to project builder Juneau Construction Company.

Hub Atlanta living options will range from “quiet studios” to six-bedroom rentals for buddying up with roommates. Expect four stories of garage parking, with spaces for bike and electric-vehicle charging stations. About 5,600 square feet of retail is planned around the building’s base.

A view of the Hub Atlanta project from the south along Spring Street, next to a Chevron gas station on the corner. Courtesy of Core Spaces; designs, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture

Existing low-rise buildings on site were most recently home to indoor-outdoor nightclub Alibi Atlanta and Opium Lounge.

Developers are promoting the site’s proximity to the Midtown MARTA station, retail, and restaurants—but they acknowledge the building’s “curb-to-curb” footprint in an urban setting will be challenging.

“Coordinating [construction] deliveries to minimize the impact to the surrounding residents, as well as vehicular and pedestrian traffic, will be extremely important,” Michelle Baldwin, Juneau Construction Company’s senior project manager, said in a recent announcement.  

The low-rise buildings Hub Atlanta is replacing, at right, as shown in early 2020. Google Maps

The project will rise directly across street from Landmark Properties’ The Mark, a 28-story tower with another 800 student beds that took the place of a longstanding Midtown Domino’s pizza. The site is just north of two other off-campus towers, University House Midtown and Square on Fifth, geared toward Tech students.

Meanwhile, in the 800 block of Spring Street, Austin-based Lincoln Properties is aiming to break into the Atlanta market with a student-housing project—now reduced to 26 stories—that would claim a low-rise corner building and overlook the Cheetah strip club.

The Hub Atlanta site, at bottom center, as seen from above in 2020. Google Maps

Hub Atlanta will join other student-housing concepts that Core Spaces has completed near campuses in numerous U.S. markets, including Los Angeles, Tucson, Lexington, and Tampa.

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