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The renovation of Midtown’s Arts District Plaza at Peachtree and 15th Streets will begin next month, according to an update this week provided by Midtown Alliance. Construction will start on the southwest corner of the intersection with the addition of new lighting and multipurpose platforms meant to provide casual seating and small performances.
The $350,000 project is a product of partnerships between Midtown property owners and Midtown Alliance, the non-profit membership organization helping steer the growth of the commercial area. The project has taken particular cooperation from commercial real estate companies Cousins Properties and North American Properties, which own the Arts District Plaza-adjacent properties of 1200 Peachtree and Colony Square, respectively.
Construction next month in front of 1200 Peachtree will be followed by work at the intersection’s southeast corner in front of Colony Square, where Midtown Alliance and NAP will coordinate programming in front of the developers under-construction Building 500. Improvements include the addition of outdoor workspaces in front of the upcoming building, which will rise six stories and be occupied by law firm Jones Day.
The final Arts District Plaza redevelopment project will be highlighted by the return of the 30-f00t-tall Sabine Woman, which, after almost five decades in Midtown, has been in storage during NAP’s Colony Square expansion project. The developer recently donated the sculpture to Midtown Alliance, and it will be installed at the Arts District Plaza’s southwest corner.
The plaza as a whole was created in 2008 to serve as a gateway to Midtown establishments like the Woodruff Arts Center and Museum of Design Atlanta.