Recent Downtown-related News: Re-Imagining the Atlanta Central Library & Medical Arts Building

Posted by adnanews | ADNA, Real Estate | Sunday, November 21, 2010 6:09 pm

The following are conceptual renderings re-imagining two Downtown buildings:

Atlanta Central Library

Medical Arts Building

More info on the upcoming world premiere of Luminocity: http://www.artscriticatl.com/2010/11/lauri-stallings-and-big-bois-hinterland-healing-the-balkanization-of-downtown-atlanta/

New Co-Working Space at 200 Peachtree

Posted by adnanews | Real Estate | Wednesday, November 10, 2010 9:53 pm

Each Thursday evening from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, 200 Office will be hosting Membership Previews with free hors d’oeuvres and wine prior to the Grand Opening in January.

Urban Farm in Development

Posted by adnanews | Real Estate | Monday, October 4, 2010 3:43 pm

An urban farm in the works will be located in the adjacent neighborhood to our east, the Old 4th Ward. For more info and details on how you can help, view the flyer.

Book About Urbanism in Atlanta

Posted by wdarling | News, Real Estate, Transportation | Monday, May 24, 2010 9:28 pm

An announcement from the Congress for the New Urbanism, which just held its 18th annual Congress (convention) here in Downtown Atanta:

Atlanta’s Building Metropolitan Atlanta: Past, Present & Future

Now that the 18th Congress for the New Urbanism is over, CNU Atlanta would like to let you know that there is still time to purchase a copy of the chapter’s new book Atlanta’s Building Metropolitan Atlanta: Past, Present & Future. To preview or purchase the  book please visit http://stores.lulu.com/cnuatlanta.

This 180-page book includes full-color plans, photographs, and information on the Atlanta region’s best historic and new urban communities. It includes dozens of articles from planners, academics, and analysts that paint a detailed picture of the Atlanta region, from architecture and development successes to public health and social issues. The book is a must-read for those interested in understanding the Atlanta region of today.

Cost: $50 for print or $10 for PDF download. Full-color, quality semi-gloss paper. Order here.

Note from poster (Wendy Darling): I’ve gone through the book and it’s really cool, with essays, tons of illustrations and a big list of urban and new urban projects throughout metro Atlanta. If you are interested in how Atlanta can and is becoming more urban, or regaining its urban past, you will love this book.

Update on the Former Macy’s Building

Posted by wdarling | Business, Events, News, Real Estate | Sunday, August 23, 2009 9:23 pm

The glamorous, 14-foot-high teardrop chandeliers in the former Macy’s building downtown soon will have a new reason to sparkle.

Even in this gloomy economy.

Within the year, the memorable fixtures will help illuminate weddings, parties and special events.

Construction started this week that will transform the three main shopping floors of the 82-year-old building on Peachtree Street into an events venue.

Read more in the AJC‘s 8/13 article, “New life for downtown Macy’s building.”

Railroad District Revitalization

Posted by wdarling | News, Real Estate | Tuesday, June 2, 2009 8:10 pm

Exciting news for South Downtown and all Downtown Atlanta!

From the Atlanta Real Estate blog:

Orinda Corporation, an Atlanta-based real estate development and project management firm and Octagon Capital Partners, a Charlottesville, Va.-based national real estate investment firm, today announced that they have acquired the former NationsBank/Bank of America Operations Center located at 222 Mitchell Street in downtown Atlanta.

The 350,000 square foot structure was built in stages from 1929 to 1979. It is situated on 2.1 acres and occupies the entire city block bounded by Spring, Forsyth, Mitchell and Nelson Streets. The new owners plan to convert this property into a rental building with 205 loft units and over 70,000 square feet of commercial space, with over 300 parking spaces on-site. Expected occupancy is January 2011.

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Here’s an aerial showing the property. Click here to explore on Google Maps.


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