Atlantic Station is a mixed-use neighborhood on the northwestern edge of Midtown Atlanta
, United States
. First planned in the mid-1990s and officially opened in 2005, the neighborhood's 138 acres (558,000 m sq) are located on the former brownfield site of The Atlantic
Atlantic Station is located on the site of the Atlantic Steel mill, which opened in 1901. The steel mill was nearly closed in the mid-1970s, but it remained nominally operational primarily to avoid the huge costs it would have required to remediate the soil contamination present after years of operation.
The District is where most of Atlantic Station's retail and office space is located. Opened on October 21, 2005, it was constructed in the style of an outdoor mall, with choices of shopping, dining, and a 16-screen Regal movie theater. Above the retail levels is an additional two to three stories of condominiums. With the 7,200-space parking garage underneath, the shopping area is pedestrian-friendly and many of the surface level streets are often closed off for special events.