Curbed Atlanta: First rendering of controversial downtown Margaritaville tower has surfaced

Filings indicate developers are inching closer to demolishing two historic buildings

It would rise 21 stories, overlooking Centennial Olympic Park.

In recent months, plans for a high-rise Margaritaville resort in downtown Atlanta have become more palpable, as developers Wyndham Destinations and Margaritaville Vacation Club filed permit requests to level a couple of historic buildings, potentially clearing a project site between Nassau and Walton streets.

The controversial resort proposal is expected to climb 21 stories and feature upwards of 200 “vacation ownership units”—urban timeshares—an 18th floor pool deck and spa, and a two-story, 14,000-square-foot Margaritaville restaurant.

And now, the project that threatens to replace what many believe to be the birthplace of country music appears to have a face.

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