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Georgia State Wants to Turn Aging Parking into Student Space

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Art Deco facility on Edgewood Avenue is being spruced up for a new use

While the norm in Atlanta for many years was to replace buildings with ugly parking facilities, recent developments suggest the tide may be changing. New plans near Woodruff Park are no different.

Georgia State University plans to convert an old building — including a parking garage — into a part of their new technology and media-oriented campus along Park Place, just north of Five Points.

Located on Edgewood Avenue, just east of Woodruff Park, the nearly 80-year-old building housed offices above a large ground-floor parking area. Now, according to What Now Atlanta, the building will soon sport a swank new lobby and student social space. It'll also serve as the offices for Collabtech Research Services.

The Art Deco facade, dating to 1939, is being cleaned and preserved as part of the renovation. The conversion, designed by local firm Praxis3, will also bring the building accessible entrances and energy efficient windows.

No word on an expected completion date.