Norfolk Southern Buildings Being Brought Back to Life
District 4 attracts Over $100 Million in Re-investment In South Downtown
Rendering of the Ted Turner Dr Project (Formerly Spring Street)
In 2013, when Councilmember Cleta Winslow had this area added to District 4, she and other nearby residents envisioned a vibrant South Downtown with a walkable mix of residences, shops, and restaurants. She has been vigilant about working with residents in Castleberry Hill, South Downtown and with Central Atlanta Progress to bring the area up to par. With the help of the Atlanta Police Department, she has been able to get the area cleaned up to the point where developers are comfortable with spending millions of dollars in redevelopment.
As of late, Castleberry and South Downtown residents have been intimately involved in an overall downtown master plan that includes the high profile Norfolk Southern buildings. The 105 year old white brick railroad company buildings were sold to the CIM Group on September 27th, 2017 for $62 per square foot. This 406,000 square foot property is one of downtown's largest redevelopment opportunities.
District 4 is attracting big time development and this is the 4th major development that is coming to Broad Street, Peachtree Street, Mitchell Street, Alabama Street, Forsyth Street, Martin Luther King Jr. and Pryor Street through the developments at Underground Atlanta, Newport Developers, Pope & Land (143 Alabama Street) and Bruce Gallman Pryor Street)
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