Georgia Tech student housing tower eyes launch—south of Bobby Dodd Stadium

A 12-story student housing tower could soon start construction at the corner of North Avenue and Centennial Olympic Park Drive, bringing 255 units to the currently vacant lot.

Located across the street from Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium, the development would include a seven-story parking deck, too, according to filings for permits.

It’s unclear exactly how many students the building could house, but with a heavily four-bedroom arrangement typical in many such developments, the numbers could be pushing 1,000.

The tower would rise on the site of a former public housing tower for seniors that was imploded in 2011. While the 1970s Roosevelt House tower had stood 17 stories, the lower replacement would still represent a push for greater height in an area that’s oddly suburban in nature, despite its proximity to the heart of the city.

Planned by Capstone Collegiate Communities, the property would be the first new tower built in the neighborhood in more than two decades. The Olympic Village towers, which are now used as Georgia Tech dorms, and the Coca-Cola corporate campus are the only tall buildings south of North Avenue in the area now.

However, the student housing project isn’t the only tower proposed nearby.

Just a few blocks south, an apartment development to be called “Generation Atlanta” is planned.

Permits are not yet in the works for that project, per records.

Kaplan ResidentialRendering for the Generation Atlanta apartment project, proposed for COP Drive and Mills Street.

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