The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce occupies an enviable position on the edge of Centennial Olympic Park, with a rooftop terrace providing views of the Atlanta skyline and fireworks displays throughout the year.
But that wasn’t always the case. When the building was constructed, it was surrounded by derelict warehouses in a neighborhood where few Atlantans dared to venture.
Now, the success of the neighborhood means that the Chamber is feeling the squeeze. Last year it was revealed the Chamber would potentially be moving to a new location in order to provide space for an expansion of Centennial Olympic Park.
Now, according to the Saporta Report, the Chamber celebrated its time on the park with a big rooftop party and fireworks display. Why now? Because the Chamber closed on the sale of the building to the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA), who oversees Centennial Olympic Park. The GWCCA will demolish the building in order to expand the park to Marietta Street.
Additionally, the expansion will bring a new events venue to the northwestern corner of the park, complete with a rooftop terrace to replace the one on the Chamber building.
The Chamber will relocate to 191 Peachtree in the heart of downtown in the coming months, with work expected to beginning on the park expansion soon after.