This project encompasses 3 blocks of multi-use construction, including ground level retail and parking, and 5 stories of wood framed construction above. Two of the blocks have separate precast parking decks. The project is located directly adjacent to the new SunTrust Park, home to the Atlanta Braves, and is located in Cobb County, Georgia.
Each block has 5 stories of Type IIIA wood framed construction on top of a post-tensioned concrete podium slab. The podium slabs are braced using ordinary reinforced concrete moment frames between the slab and its supporting concrete columns.
The residential units above amenity spaces on top of the podium slabs are supported on structural steel/engineered lumber transfer framing to allow for open spaces.
There were many design challenges, including a post-tensioned mat foundation to limit bearing stresses for a block located directly adjacent to an existing tie-back wall adjacent to a new precast parking deck.