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A Decade of Planning Brings New Luxury Condominiums to Midtown

by Leigh Brown

One Museum Place

One Museum Place

After years of planning, John Wieland, founder of Smyrna-based John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, and the heart of Midtown are preparing to welcome a new luxury condominium development, One Museum Place.

Wieland recently hosted a series of events to announce the launch of One Museum Place, a five-story, 45-unit condo project on Peachtree Road in Midtown across the street from the High Museum of Art and next to Ansley Park. Despite the decade long wait for the condominium’s fruition, Wieland believes now is perfect timing.

“I think there are a couple of quick things I would note,” he said. “One is we think the timing is really perfect because the condominium market in the last two years at all price points has totally turned around and there essentially isn’t any inventory because the lenders are so shell-shocked and didn’t want to go there again.

Original planned to be 20-stories, Wieland scaled it back out of respect for the Woodruff Arts Center campus, which includes the High. One Museum Place will sit on 1.97 acres of land and will have condos priced from $900,000 to $3.5 million. Each unit will have its own garage with elevator access and an outdoor veranda with a sink and gas grill. The development also will have a dog park, fitness center, owner’s lounge with a catered kitchen, a public lounge, a common area for residents, an outdoor patio and private wine storage lockers for residents.

The new project will be designed by Atlanta architects Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam, who designed the Buckhead Library’s winged entrance more than 20 years ago.

Construction on the project will not start until January, Wieland said, because he still has to get his debt financing finalized. It is expected to open in January 2016, but residents could move in as early as Thanksgiving or Christmas 2015 if the weather is good next year. For more information on the new development, visit www.ompatlanta.com.

 

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