The recent trend toward urbanization and walkability is drawing people in-town, and Downtown is certainly benefiting. With the increased momentum, many of Downtown’s most iconic buildings are experiencing a revival.
The Hurt Building, designed in 1913, recently sold for $34 million and will undergo a $4 million revamp. Plans include restoration of the original marble lobbies and a new Starbucks. Listed on the National Park Service’s registry of historic places, The Hurt Building is one of Atlanta’s oldest skyscrapers. JLL’s Glenn Aspinwall and Claire Ross are marketing and leasing the historic building.
100 Peachtree, better known as the Equitable building, is another Downtown landmark. Situated on the Streetcar and adjacent to MARTA, 100 Peachtree also sits on Woodruff Park. The iconic building underwent renovation in 2014.
Georgia State University’s continued growth and investment is another huge catalyst Downtown. Besides the Turner Field redevelopment, GSU recently added many student dorms and has plans for several new facilities. Other redevelopments, including Underground Atlanta and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, are also creating a buzz.