The Georgia Building Authority plans to raze the former Georgia Archives building—the windowless structure that resembles a concrete block overlooking the Downtown Connector—and replace it with a new judicial complex, according to a report from Atlanta magazine. The project is projected to cost north of $110 million, which could make it the most expensive project ever for the state government. Gov. Nathan Deal has put $7.3 million into the state budget for the building’s design and site preparations. Two firms – Atlanta based Stevens & Wilkinson New York-based Robert A. M. Stern – have been selected as architects for the new complex.
The Shops Buckhead Atlanta has its first closure after being advised by Raised Palate Restaurants that it will shutter American Food & Beverage effective today, Jan. 14. Raised Palate has decided to discontinue the American Food & Beverage brand nationwide. They are, instead, going to concentrate their efforts and geographic focus around their home base of Texas. Buckhead Atlanta officials said they have already received numerous inquiries about restaurant space at the retail complex, so don’t expect to have any trouble filling it. Read more at Reporter Newspapers.
As part of its renovations and re-imaginging of Colony Square in Midtown, North American Properties (NAP) is launching “Mobility Concierge,” which can be accessed tenants, guests and the Midtown community to identify transportation and mobility solutions and incentivize their use. In addition, NAP will install several TransitScreens that provide real-time transportation options to further encourage the adoption of mobility alternatives. “We are a nexus of bike lanes, streets, sidewalks and transit,” said Mark Toro, managing partner of NAP and Midtown resident who often walks to work. “On any given day, you are bound to see several Ubers waiting in Colony Square’s roundabout. The Mobility Concierge will readily help the community utilize these transportation alternatives in order to make Midtown a more mobile community and give our tenants, guests and residents a better quality of life.” To learn more about the Mobility Concierge position, follow Colony Square on Twitter @ColonySquareATL.