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Pocket Park Coming to Peachtree & 10th

Construction is currently underway to help better activate and preserve the prominent Midtown Atlanta corner.

A highly visible corner of Midtown where residents have been waiting years for development is currently receiving such, but it's most likely not what the critical masses have been clamoring for.

Others though might be thrilled with the news that Midtown will soon be home to another park complete with a new sustainable garden

Midtown Alliance has partnered with Dewberry Capital Corporation to create a unique, new green space at the northeast corner of Peachtree and 10th streets next to the former Jocks & Jills Sports Grill space that for a short time in the Fall was home to a boutique grocery shop.

Construction is currently underway to create a "pocket park" to activate and preserve this prominent corner.

Envisioned as a community gathering space, the new park will include an inviting lawn for outdoor games and lounging, seating areas to provide a nice spot to enjoy lunch, and new a sustainable garden designed in partnership with the Atlanta Botanical Garden.   

A small platform is also planned to serve as a temporary stage for acoustic music and other performers. Subsequent phases will include the addition of a signature piece of public art at the corner and outdoor dining at the north end of the park. 

The project is expected to be complete in February.

Midtown Alliance continues to enhance the public realm throughout the district with ongoing projects including tree plantings, sidewalk improvements and repaving. 

Last spring, Midtown Alliance and real estate developer Jamestown worked together to develop a quarter-acre park next to John Marshall Law School, near the intersection of West Peachtree and 18th streets.

What are your thoughts on this new park at the corner of Peachtree and 10th?

bob January 16, 2013 at 05:13 PM
I'd like to see someone actually plant a real Peach tree at the corner, somehow, someway. Peach tree as in the type that bears fruit. Can it be done?
Mark B Rinder January 17, 2013 at 12:28 PM
Why am I not surprised that yours was the first name on this list of comments?! This is great news, isn't it?
ChadK January 17, 2013 at 01:08 PM
Who wants to grab a torch and storm Dewberry's castle with me? Dewberry, Novare (Borders) and Fuqua are clamoring for the top slot on Atlanta's most hated list. All for good reasons.
Tim January 17, 2013 at 02:21 PM
I am not informed of Dewberry's financinal status. But I would like to point out that this prime corner lot has been vacant for many years, notably during the massive building boom form the 1990s into about 2008 in Midtown/Buckhead. If the owner could not put a deal together during that boom time, then how many more years will it take? 1010 and other buildings in the immediate vicinity were recently built/in the process of being built. Perhaps Dewberry needs to sell to a knowledgable capable builder and move on.
ChadK January 18, 2013 at 04:33 PM
Look! Selig is looking to buy more land and actually develop it... Dewberry should do Atlanta a favor and sell this parcel to them.

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