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Atlanta Hotel Redevelopment Project Brings Jobs

By Chip Rogers Posted July 21, 2013 10:59am (EDT)
The Historic Walton Building will soon become a LEED Certified Hotel

The Historic Walton Building will soon become a LEED Certified Hotel


A $3.1 million redevelopment project for The Walton Building in Atlanta will ultimately result in an energy-efficient “historic” hotel. Estimates for the entire project include 50 temporary construction jobs, followed by more than 100 permanent jobs at the hotel and supporting businesses.

The 85,000 square foot Walton Building was built in 1910.

Following the redevelopment, The Walton Building will be LEED certified at a Silver rating.

According to a press release, funding for the project is being provided in part by Invest Atlanta, the official economic development authority of the City of Atlanta.

“Creating a more sustainable city is a top priority of my Administration, and we are pleased to support commercial property developers who are committed to making their buildings as energy efficient as possible,” said Mayor Kasim Reed, who chairs the Invest Atlanta board. “The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge has ambitious goals, and investing in these upgrades is a vital part of how we can successfully reduce water and energy consumption.”

For more information about Invest Atlanta click HERE.

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