Plans for the Second and Peabody mixed-use development have been significantly re-imagined. Everything from the architecture, scale, geometry, as well as building function has been modified. The revised plan proposes a central hotel tower flanked by 2 multi-family towers. The primary pedestrian and vehicular circulation are along 3rd Avenue South. The plaza and pocket parks are primarily located on 2nd Avenue South.
Tower 1 is Located on Lea Ave. and is 32 stories tall; Tower 2 is located on Peabody Street and is 36 stories tall. The central Hotel Tower is 18 stories tall. The office tower in the previous plan has been re-programmed as a multi-family tower.
The expansive pedestrian plaza from the initial plans remain, however, the aesthetic & feel, are more complementary of the new architecture. The plaza features two large water features, is more linear and stretches along 2nd Avenue South between Peabody Street & Lea Ave. Here’s the quick rundown:
Second & Peabody
- What’s Now: Parking Lot and Commercial Uses
- What’s Next: Mixed-use development
- Developer: The Congress Group
- Record Architect: Gresham Smith
- Architect: Cube 3
- Landscape: EDSA
- Location: Second Ave South & Peabody St.
- Capacity: Multi-family & Hotel Mixed-use
For more on the previously submitted plan for the Second & Peabody Development check out the link below.
The exterior architecture consists of a concrete exoskeleton which wraps the modern glass towers. The glass and concrete are complemented by smooth stucco, bronze panel screening & window frames, glass railings, and extensive landscaping. The overall building massing for the 3 towers include 5 levels of below-ground parking, an extensive lobby level, amenity level, and rooftop feature.
Slide the pictures below to see What’s Now&Next at the re-imagined Second & Peabody Development.
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Stunning! I hope this is just not another proposal that goes south after a while. I hope this is real.
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