Atlanta Rising blog
THE EVENTS and places OF ATLANTA’S PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE THAT HAVE AND ARE TRANSFORMING THE CITY INTO THE INCREASINGLY MORE GLOBAL AND PROMINENT CITY OF TODAY AND TOMORROW.
When was it built?
The first office tower was completed in 1969, subsequent office and apartments towers were completed in the 1970s, the mall piece was completed in 1973
Where is it located?
In Midtown at 1197 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
Who built it?
The complex was originally built by entrepreneur Jim Cushman, who had previously built a successful dairy business in South Carolina
How Big is it?
The complex sits on 12 acres and consists of three 14-story residential buildings, two office towers, a 27-story hotel, and an indoor mall. Today the indoor mall has been redeveloped and two new office buildings will be built
What’s Unique about this Place?
Colony Square was one of the first major retail projects in Midtown, Atlanta, and was therefore key to its transformation from an area that was full of crime to the thriving district it is today
Why Should I Care?
Colony Square has been undergoing a massive renovation by the same group that built the Avalon project in Alpharetta and redeveloped Atlantic Station, transforming a traditional indoor mall into an outdoor retail experience with a food hall. Jones Day law firm and Whole Foods are moving their Atlanta HQs there. It recently debuted in 2020.
Nick has extensive experience in real estate and a passion for exploring cities