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Cousins Properties on Tuesday, June 9 presented updated plans to the Midtown Design Review Committee (DRC) for its proposed 8th @ West office development, at 901 West Peachtree Street NE.
The 32-story tower was first proposed in June 2018.
Cousins has since acquired additional property to the east which “allowed the parking garage to be reconfigured for greater efficiency and for all service and loading functions to be completely internalized,” according to the DRC.
“The redesigned garage now appears almost as a separate building, clad in brick and partially tucked beneath the tower. The design team looked to surrounding buildings, such as Ecco and MidCity Lofts, for inspiration on cladding the deck and creating an interesting counterpoint to the glass tower.”
Only a few “minor issues” were raised by the DRC regarding the revised plans including “modifying the approach to the main entrance to create a direct path from the sidewalk.”
Cousins Properties otherwise “was given full support for all variations and commended for a well-designed project.”
Cousins must now seek a Special Administrative Permit (SAP) from the City of Atlanta to move the project forward which calls for nearly 500,000 square feet of offices.