Posts tagged with "Callaway Building"

Redevelopment of Callaway Building could begin this fall

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 21, 2016

During its June 20 meeting the City Commission, acting in its dual role as the city’s Urban Redevelopment Authority, voted to begin the process of closing the sale of the Callaway Building to a developer. Cousins Properties will turn the 5.25 acre site at West Trinity Place into a mixed-use development. Assistant City Manager Lyn Menne told […]

Revised Callaway building plans show less residential, more office

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 21, 2016

The city of Decatur has published an updated proposal to transform the Callaway Building at 120 West Trinity Place into a mixed-use development. City Commissioners will review the proposed revisions to the proposal during their March 21 meeting. Cousins Properties, has added more office space to the project. According to a document provided by the city, […]

Decatur Commission sends plans for Callaway Building back to drawing board

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 22, 2015

The Decatur City Commission on Sept. 21 delivered a subtle message to the developers of the Callaway Building at 120 West Trinity Place: try again. The commission unanimously and without discussion referred plans back to the city’s Downtown Development Authority for further review. Commissioner Bill Bolling asked if it would affect the timeline for construction of […]

Decatur City Commission balks at plans for Callaway Building

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 18, 2015

This story has been updated.  Decatur City Commissioners say plans for turning a building at 120 West Trinity Place into a mixed use development didn’t turn out the way they’d hoped. During their Aug. 17 meeting, commissioners unanimously voted to table a request from developer Cousins Properties for exceptions from the city’s building codes for redevelopment […]

DeKalb County extends stay in Callaway Building

Posted by Dena Mellick June 25, 2015

DeKalb County has decided to extend its stay in the Callaway Building, delaying Decatur’s plans for a mixed-use development there. A recent AJC report said the building would be demolished by the end of the year and construction would start in late 2016. However, Assistant City Manager Lyn Menne said in an email Thursday, “We […]

Legislature lifts alcohol restrictions that would limit Callaway development

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 3, 2015

This story has been updated.  The state Legislature on Thursday passed general legislation that gave a boost Decatur’s plans to redevelop the Callaway property. While the General Assembly did not pass the city’s annexation plan or its plans to expand the homestead tax exemption, it did vote to lift certain alcohol restrictions. Currently, state law prohibits the sale […]

Redevelopment of Callaway Building would be subject to alcohol restrictions

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 18, 2015

Decatur’s plans for a mixed-use development at the Callaway Building have an important caveat. Currently, state law prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption within 200 yards of a school. The building, located at 120 West Trinity Place, is right behind Decatur High School. Assistant City Manager Lyn Menne told the Decatur City […]

City moving forward with development of Callaway Building

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 16, 2015

Decatur’s City Commission on Tuesday will consider rezoning city-owned property for a mixed use development. The proposal to rezone the Callaway Building at 120 West Trinity Place would change its use from institutional to commercial. DeKalb County currently occupies the building but the county’s lease ends in October of this year. “The Decatur Downtown Development Authority […]

‘Just great’ – Decatur State of the City (VIDEO)

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 26, 2014

Decatur Mayor Jim Baskett gave his State of the City Speech on Tuesday, March 25, and said the state of the city is “just great.” Baskett gave the speech during the Decatur Business Association meeting at the Decatur Marriott Courtyard Conference Center. Decatur’s mayor had lots of positive things to say about Decatur. The city’s financial […]

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