Downtown Atlanta high-rise to have resort-style pool, affordable housing

A $125 million high-rise with a rooftop lounge is set to open in downtown Atlanta as early as 2021, the city’s economic development agency announced Thursday. Ascent Peachtree will sit atop the nine-level 161 Peachtree Center Avenue Garage and include a limited number of affordable housing units, according to the Invest Atlanta news release. Construction on the apartment project began Thursday.