North American Properties Breaks Ground on the Reimagined Colony Square on Oct. 10


Community invited to celebrate the start of construction at Colony Square in the heart of Midtown

WHAT: In less than a week,North American Properties and the community will come together to celebrate an iconic moment in Atlanta history: the official groundbreaking of the reimagined Colony Square. On Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 3 to 5 p.m., Colony Square’s Plaza will be activated with live music, chef-curated food and craft beverages, a wrecking ball demolition and more.

The ceremony will include speeches beginning around 4 p.m. from Mayor Kasim Reed, president and CEO of Midtown Alliance Kevin Green, managing partner at North American Properties Mark Toro, and partner and vice president of development at North American Properties John Kelley.

The community is invited to enjoy food inspired by local chefs, including fare from 5Church and Wildleaf, along with Sukoshi and Donetto by Steve Palmer, restaurateur and chef-curator of Colony Square’s food hall Main & Main; cocktails by Sunshine Alchemy and mixologists from Establishment; and live entertainment from the Mia Green Band.

The groundbreaking event will also include a live demolition of building 500 with a wrecking ball that guests are invited to sign before the big swing. Additionally, virtual reality will be available for guests to walk through and experience the reimagined Colony Square. Guests can also expect more exciting news to be unveiled during the celebration.

For more information on the groundbreaking, visit: Guests are encouraged to share their experiences with the hashtag #CSReimagined.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 10from3 to 5 p.m.


Colony Square
1197 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30361

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COST: Free

About Colony Square:

At the corner of Peachtree and 14th Streets, Colony Square is not only the heart of Midtown, it’s the heart of Atlanta – an original icon at the very center of the ever-rising capital of the modern South. Today, Colony Square is becoming an icon of another kind, bringing the Art of Modern Life to Midtown. An urban, amenity-rich and arts-infused place to gather and soak up Midtown’s vibe, the reimagined Colony Square will encompass two office towers and loft office totaling 892,000 square feet, residential condos, a 467-room hotel and 143,000 square feet of entertainment, retail and fitness concepts, chef-driven restaurants and an experience-driven food hall known as Main & Main. Open, walkable and transit-friendly, the reimagined Colony Square will be seamlessly connected to the vibrant energy of the streets around it. Like all great city squares, Colony Square is alive with possibility. Follow the transformation of Midtown’s iconic destination on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, engage with the hashtag #CSReimagined and visit

About North American Properties

Founded in 1954, North American Properties is a privately held, multi-regional real estate operating and development company that has acquired, developed and managed more than $5 billion of mixed-use, retail, multifamily and office properties across the United States. Rooted in its purpose-driven approach to development, North American Properties believes in creating great places that connect people to each other; cities to their souls; partners to opportunities; and individuals to experiences that move them. Headquartered in Cincinnati, with offices in Atlanta, Dallas and Fort Myers, Florida, the company has developed 22 million square feet of commercial space and 19,000 residential units in 15 states and 67 cities. In the past three years, North American Properties has launched 36 projects totaling $1.1 billion in total capitalization. In metro Atlanta, North American Properties led the turnaround of Atlantic Station and the ground up development of Avalon, and is currently reimagining Colony Square. For more information, please visit and follow North American Properties - Atlanta on Twitter @NAPatl.

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