Revised Callaway Building plans coming back to the City Commission

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 18, 2016
The Callaway Building, located at 120 West Trinity Place, is behind Decatur High School. Source: Google Maps

The Callaway Building, located at 120 West Trinity Place, is behind Decatur High School. Source: Google Maps

The developers who plan to transform the Callaway Building at 120 West Trinity Place into a mixed-use project will bring revised plans to the City Commission on Monday, March 21.

Assistant City Manager Lyn Menne said the developer, Cousins Properties, has added more office space to the project. The agenda for Monday’s meeting was not available Friday evening.

The city has an agreement with Cousins Properties to redevelop the 5.25 acre site. The city purchased the property from DeKalb County using $5.12 million borrowed by issuing bonds. Plans for the building go back to at least 2011.

In August, commissioners balked at approving variances for the project, citing too much residential and not enough commercial spaces in the plans. Previously, Cousins was requesting a variance for a plan that included 361 apartment units and 19,511 square feet for commercial space.

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