MetLife Investment Management (MIM), MetLife Inc.’s institutional asset management business, and Granite Properties, a commercial real estate investment, development and management company, Monday announced the completion of Midtown Union.
The mixed-use development features office, residential, hotel, and retail located steps from Midtown’s Arts District. The project’s Class-AA office tower and the Mira at Midtown Union residential tower opened in July 2022, and The Kimpton Shane Hotel opened on September 21, 2022.
“We are pleased to deliver a new lifestyle destination in Atlanta with our partners Granite Properties and Streetlights Residential that blends a diverse and unique set of offerings centered on its users,” Robert Merck, global head of Real Estate and Agricultural Finance at MetLife Investment Management, said in a press release. “Midtown Union represents the best of what we believe the community is looking for in terms of location, mobility, amenities and industry-leading design and features.”
The 26-story, 612,000 square feet office tower is designed to achieve LEED Silver and Fitwel certifications. It is developed by MetLife Investment Management and Granite Properties. Building on its 40-year history in Atlanta, Invesco has leased 300,000 square feet in Midtown Union for its future global headquarters and will begin relocating in early 2023.
Amenities include a multi-level hospitality lobby incorporating, a 12,000 square-foot landscaped outdoor amenity terrace on the 8th floor connecting to a fitness center, boardroom, conference meeting facilities, and a customer lounge, and a touch-less experience through contactless smart card access throughout the building, hands-free entry doors, and destination dispatch elevators, which users can summon via a mobile app.
Mira at Midtown Union, a 26-story, 355-unit residential tower is developed by MetLife Investment Management and StreetLights Residential. Leasing has commenced and residents have begun moving in. Mira at Midtown Union offers high-end finishes within several floorplans, including studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment homes, ranging in size from 496 to 1,743 square feet.
Amenities at Mira include an outdoor amenity deck with a pool, seating, and grilling stations overlooking Midtown Atlanta, with a pool-side resident bar and lounge; 24/7 concierge services; and a pet lawn and spa.
The Kimpton Shane Hotel, a 14-story, 230-key hotel operated by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is developed by MetLife Investment Management and AMS Hospitality. The interior is designed by Studio 11 Design. The interior features artwork from 30+ global artists curated by Atlanta-based Soho Myriad.
Amenities include a chef-driven restaurant Hartley Kitchen and Cocktails, and cocktail lounge Aveline, and 6,600 square feet of meeting and events space.
Collectively, Midtown Union provides 1,909 structured parking spaces featuring a parking guidance system directing customers and visitors to their designated spaces. It also allows for space reservations by different users (office, retail, residents). Tenants have access to 36 Level 2 EV charging stations.
Midtown Union is situated along Arts Center Way and creates a new retail destination with 32,000 square feet of restaurants and shops. A pedestrian-friendly extension of Arts Center Way stretches through the project and connects to Midtown’s Arts District. Inspired by, and enhancing the connection to, the art community, Midtown Union features two large public art installations created by Atlanta-based artist, Joe Dreher, aka @joekingatl. A 4,758 SF mural on the South Garage (on Spring Street) consists of two intertwining faces, and a 2,750 SF on the North Garage (at 17th and W. Peachtree) features single-line drawings of four faces and a Mobius strip.
Midtown Union, at 1331 Spring Street, was designed by Cooper Carry. General Contractor Brasfield & Gorrie began construction of the three towers simultaneously in November 2019. The project was built through the pandemic and completed on time and under budget. The office and retail spaces are being leased by Brooke Dewey and Adam Viente (office) and Coleman Morris (retail) of JLL.