Courtesy Atlant Civic Center
Courtesy Atlant Civic Center

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed wants to explore other sales options for the Civic Center after bids failed to bring in the amount of money he thinks the 20-acre property is worth. According to a report in the AJC, the mayor said he was approached after the bidding process by an investment group willing to pay a higher price for the performing arts center. Now, city attorneys are exploring whether the city can legally sell the property to the group, whom Reed declined to name.

RIB Software AG will relocate its North American headquarters to a proposed 700,000-square-foot mixed-use tower in Midtown’s Technology Square. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the German-based company is expected to take over 100,000 square feet in the under-construction Georgia Tech High Performance Computing Center.

CSX will close the McDonough Street railroad crossing Monday, Feb. 2 and Tuesday, Feb. 3 for railroad tie maintenance. The Candler Street crossing will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 3 and Wednesday, Feb. 4. Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians will be directed to detours at either the East Lake Drive or Commerce Drive underpasses. 

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Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.