If you’ve driven along Auburn Avenue in Atlanta recently, you may have noticed exterior changes to the Wheat Street Towers. The 40+ year old building is undergoing a complete renovation (interior and exterior), and the South Tower has already received a new coat of paint, new windows, and architectural grilles. The difference is striking! We are looking forward to the whole exterior being completed.
A little more information about the Wheat Street Towers project…
Following the efforts of the Wheat Street Gardens Redevelopment and the Wheat Street Campus Master Plan, Wheat Street Charitable Foundation (WSCF) began envisioning a comprehensive renovation to their 13-story residential tower. The tower, built in 1971, provides some 208 one-bedroom units to elderly persons of low to moderate incomes. To provide design vision to the renovation process, WSCF hired the architectural team of TSW and The MXD Collaborative.
Three primary design goals were established early in the process: 1) transform the tower into a high-quality living experience, 2) transform the plaza at the northwest corner of the site into one fully accessible to the residents, and 3) enliven Auburn Avenue through a new three-story mixed-use Annex Building east of the tower.