07 February 2017
By Douglas Sams
” . . . [The Allen Morris Co., t]he Coral Gables, Fla. developer, one of the largest in the Southeast, is planning a landmark project for the rapidly changing Howell Mill corridor: 409 apartment units, 185,000 square feet of office space and 30,000 square feet of ground floor-retail that could include an organic grocery store.
Chairman and President Allen Morris said the exterior of the residential building has been changed to a corrugated silver steel finish. It’s a nod to the gritty history of an area just west of the former Atlantic Steel Mill that is now known for its mix of popular intown restaurants, shops and skyline views. . . .
Morris said each level of the new 12-story office building will have outdoor terraces overlooking West Midtown and the Atlanta skyline. Miami-based architect Chad Oppenheim[, Principal and Lead Designer of Oppenheim Architecture,] and Warner Summers Architecture are designing The Allen Morris Co. project, which will be called Star Metals. It’s taking shape on the old Star Iron and Metal Co. scrap yard at 11th Street and Howell Mill Road. . . . “