About Colony Square
At the corner of Peachtree and 14th Streets, Colony Square is not only the heart of Midtown, it’s the heart of Atlanta – an original icon at the very center of the ever-rising capital of the modern South. Today, Colony Square is becoming an icon of another kind, bringing the Art of Modern Life to Midtown. Featuring 912,000 square feet of Class A office, 160,000 square feet of best-in-class retail, a 466-room hotel and 262 luxury residences, the reimagined Colony Square will be known as a foodie haven; shopping and entertainment destination; sophisticated business hub; and an amenity-rich, arts-infused place to gather with community and soak up Midtown’s vibe. Open, walkable and transit friendly, the reimagined Colony Square, like all great city squares, will be seamlessly connected to the vibrant energy of the streets around it.
About North American Properties
Founded in 1954, North American Properties is a privately held, multi-regional real estate operating and development company that has acquired, developed and managed more than $7 billion of mixed-use, retail, multifamily and office properties across the United States. Rooted in its purpose-driven approach to development, North American Properties is creating great places that connect people to each other; cities to their souls; partners to opportunities; and individuals to experiences that move them. Headquartered in Cincinnati, with offices in Atlanta, Dallas and Fort Myers, Florida, the company has developed 22 million square feet of commercial space and 19,000 residential units in 15 states and 67 cities. In the past three years, North American Properties has launched 36 projects totaling $2.2 billion in total capitalization. In metro Atlanta, North American Properties led the turnaround of Atlantic Station and the ground up development of Avalon. Currently, the company’s mixed-use pipeline includes: Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta, Newport on the Levee in Newport, Kentucky and Riverton in the New York metro area.
About HOAR Construction
Hoar Construction was founded 81 years ago, and throughout our history we’ve been committed to learning from every project to improve our processes and deliver the best building experience possible for our clients and partners. With seven offices in six states and more than 4,000 projects across nine market sectors, building is our business, but we’re more than builders. We’re partners to our clients and leaders through the entire development process to ensure we deliver the results our clients want and expect. Always building. Always improving. Always in process.
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ATLANTA (July 9, 2021) – Hoar Construction announced today the completion of construction on the redevelopment of Colony Square, an iconic mixed-use community in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. Over the past four years, Hoar has completed a 200,000-square-foot renovation of two existing buildings (100 and 400), the ground-up construction of a new building featuring a luxury, first-to-state movie theatre and food hall (200), and two new Class A office buildings with street-level retail (300 and 500).
Hoar broke ground on the project in October of 2017, and eventually demolished 240,000 square feet of existing enclosed mall space. Hoar topped out on Buildings 200 and 300 in August of 2019, and finalized upgrades to Building 400, which received lobby enhancements, exterior retail additions and more, in 2018. The total redevelopment included 940,000 square feet of Class A office space and 160,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space.
“I admire the tenacity of our team to adapt and work around challenging conditions to ensure this project was delivered at a quality befitting of one of Atlanta’s most renowned landmarks,” said Chad Holland, senior project manager at Hoar. “Completing a multifaceted project of this nature is never an easy feat, and the open and honest communication we enjoyed with all parties was integral to achieving this milestone. We were fortunate to work with such dedicated partners who fostered a spirit of collaboration and congratulate NAP on transforming their creative vision for Colony Square into reality.”
Most recently, developer and owner North American Properties (NAP) celebrated the grand openings of Politan Row at Colony Square, the new food hall in Building 200, and Building 500, which includes 115,000 square feet of office space fully occupied by global law firm Jones Day. Final tenant buildouts are ongoing, with several concepts slated to open throughout the remainder of this year, including King of Pops, Serena Pastificio, Holeman and Finch Public House, Rumi’s Kitchen and more. On Saturday, December 4, NAP will celebrate the completed project redevelopment with The Lighting of Colony Square (Midtown’s Tree Lighting).
Sitting at the intersection of 14th and Peachtree Streets, one of Atlanta’s busiest intersections, the construction process for the redevelopment project required extensive workarounds to accommodate for the tight workspace and heavy traffic flow surrounding the property. Considerable planning, communication and coordination went into every phase of construction to ensure that the site remained open and operational the entire time.
During construction, a total of 275 micropiles between 15 to 60 feet were drilled to support the new structures while 2,550 tons of steel was assembled. The demolition process saw 5,000 cubic yards of concrete removed from the site all while the surrounding businesses stayed open and vehicle and pedestrian access remained available. Work crews were able to recycle more than 700 tons of materials.
“HOAR has one of the best construction teams in the region; their meticulous attention to detail, problem solving attitude and willingness to be a partner, not just a hired hand, are just a few of the many reasons we love working with the firm,” said Mike Lant, senior vice president of development at NAP. “For more than five decades, Colony Square has been a valuable asset to Midtown Atlanta, and with HOAR’s assistance, we’ve been able to reimagine the project to ensure it remains relevant to our guests, residents and office workers over the next five decades and beyond.”
Other project partners include Beyer Blinder Belle, Lord, Aeck & Sargent, Inc., Kimley Horn, KSI, and Site Solutions.
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