Atlanta’s first mixed-use development, an iconic mid-century modern complex, will be transformed with a focus on the pedestrian experience.
The renewal of Colony Square represents an extraordinary opportunity to create a vibrant, charismatic, and welcoming public place at the heart of a growing neighborhood. BBB’s vision for the revitalization of Colony Square is to unlock its potential for greater connectivity with the surrounding neighborhood. The design concept supports the ongoing transformation of Atlanta’s Midtown into a vibrant commercial, retail, residential, art, and cultural district. A central challenge is to soften the hard edges and seemingly impenetrable buildings that make circulation through the complex difficult. Our approach is to dissolve the barriers between Colony Square and the adjacent community by creating visual connections — from the outside in and inside out — that will reinforce connectivity and promote an engaging pedestrian experience. BBB is undertaking the project in collaboration with Atlanta-based architect Lord Aeck Sargent.