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  • Atlanta New Developments Timeline

    Openings, expansions and exciting new developments are happening daily in Atlanta. From specialized, interactive museums to luxurious mixed-use development projects and futuristic transportation offerings, below is a list of new developments that have recently opened or on the horizon.

  • 2014

    Aloft Atlanta Downtown

    Downtown ATL

    A $25 million remodel to the former Days Inn Atlanta Downtown was completed in early 2014, making way for an Aloft hotel, the first Starwood property of its kind in Georgia. The hotel concept utilizes urban design and innovative technology to cater to "the next generation of travelers." This addition provides travelers and conventioneers with a unique downtown hotel option within walking distance of Atlanta's world-class attractions and restaurants. The 3.1-acre property features 242 rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, bar and 2,000 square feet of meeting space.

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    Delta Flight Museum

    Delta Flight

    In honor of its 85th anniversary, Delta Air Lines Inc. completed a more than $6 million renovation of its corporate museum – the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum. The museum is a roughly 200,000-square-foot attraction housed in historic hangars at the company's Atlanta headquarters. The Delta Flight Museum, as it was renamed, opened in June.

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    Center for Civil and Human Rights

    Civil Rights

    The 30,000-square-foot Center is the first venue in the world where visitors can learn about the history of the civil rights movement, contemporary human rights issues and how they are connected. Opened in June, the Center features a meeting and performance space for artistic and educational programming and will eventually add additional exhibit space and an auditorium.

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    The College Football Hall of Fame & Chick-fil-A Fan Experience

    College Hall of Fame

    Opened in August, This 90,000-square-foot facility features 30,000 square feet of exhibit space, including a 45-yard football field perfect for special events. The Hall of Fame showcases the history of college football and highlights some of its greatest legends through historic and contemporary artifacts and interactive multimedia exhibits, immersing fans into the game day experience. The Hall also features children's activities, a game day theater and a retail store.

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    Atlanta Streetcar

    Street Cars

    The Atlanta Streetcar began transporting transport visitors from the convention corridor downtown to the east side of the city in December 2014, passing the city's top attractions and winding through in-town neighborhoods. It provides visitors with a convenient way to travel along Downtown Atlanta's tourism district. The streetcar forms a 2.7-mile loop with stops at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Downtown Atlanta hotels, Centennial Olympic Park, and Edgewood Avenue, among others.

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    Krog Street Market

    Ponce

    Krog Street Market, opened in September 2014, is a $70-million adaptive reuse retail development project with an expansive 30,000-square-foot food hall/urban market. KSM is comprised of 16 food & retail market stalls, including Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, Gu's Dumplings, Fred's Meat & Bread and Xocolatl, among many others; five anchor restaurants and two freestanding retail buildings.

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    Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail Gateway

    Ponce

    The Eastside Trail Gateway, between the Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park, is now underway. Visitors to the Eastside Trail will soon have easy access to the 12 acres of greenspace, scenic two-acre lake, and the modern playground and splash pad at Historic Fourth Ward Park. The gateway was completed summer 2014. The Atlanta BeltLine is considered one of the nation's largest sustainable redevelopment projects that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor that connects 45 in-town neighborhoods.

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    Buckhead Atlanta

    College Hall of Fame

    Buckhead Atlanta combines the walkable, tree-lined streets of Paris with the haute shops of Rodeo Drive. This ultimate street-scene is comprised of six city blocks that fit seamlessly into the existing neighborhood, often referred to as "Beverly Hills of the East." Buckhead Atlanta's multitude of shops, restaurants and cafés will include Spanx's flagship store, French high-fashion house Hermès, Atlanta's first Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Shake Shack and Georgetown Cupcakes, among many others. Retail and dining spaces began opening in September with rolling openings through 2015.

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    Ponce City Market

    Ponce

    Situated along the nationally acclaimed Atlanta BeltLine, Ponce City Market is poised to become the hub between Atlanta's most popular in-town neighborhoods. Upon completion, this urban market will house a food hall, shops, office space, modern apartments, and amusements, like rooftop mini golf, bocce courts, a bike valet, and more. The two million-square-foot historic structure is the largest adaptive reuse project in Atlanta's history and is inspired by New York City's Chelsea Market. Retail and dining spaces began opening in September with rolling openings through 2015.

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    2015

    Porsche Experience Center Atlanta – May 2015

    Ponce

    Atlanta is the new home for Porsche’s North American headquarters and North America’s first Customer and Driver Experience Center. The industry-first facility features a driver development track, classic car gallery, restoration center, human performance center, driving simulator lab and a fine dining restaurant, in addition to 13,000 square feet of conference and event space. The site is located adjacent to the new Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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    Homewood Suites by Hilton – Mid 2015

    Ponce

    Atlanta-based Legacy Properties Group, LLC, is planning to build a 129-key Homewood Suites by Hilton scheduled to open in mid-2015. The all-suites hotel will sit along Marietta Street near Centennial Olympic Park in the Luckie-Marietta District.

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    Hotel Indigo Downtown – Mid 2015

    Ponce

    A new Hotel Indigo is planned for one of Downtown Atlanta's first office buildings, 230 Peachtree St. The $60-million project will convert the first nine floors of 230 Peachtree into a 200-room Hotel Indigo. The hotel will sit near the Atlanta Streetcar route and will also connect to AmericasMart Atlanta with a scheduled opened in mid-2015. It will be Atlanta's third Hotel Indigo, a lifestyle brand from InterContinental Hotels Group.

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    Hyatt House – Mid 2015

    Ponce

    Construction is underway on a new Hyatt House hotel in Downtown Atlanta near the Georgia Aquarium. The 150-room hotel is located on Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard and Luckie Street. It will be Georgia's second Hyatt House, an extended-stay brand from Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. The hotel is expected to open mid-2015.

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    2017

    Atlanta Braves Stadium – February 2017

    Ponce

    The Atlanta Braves plan to move from Turner Field in Downtown Atlanta to a new stadium just 10 miles north at the start of the 2017 baseball season. The new open-air stadium will seat approximately 42,000 people. A $400-million entertainment complex will surround the stadium and include more than 700,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, residential, hotel and office space.

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    Atlanta Falcons Retractable-Roof Stadium – Fall 2017

    Ponce

    The $1.2 billion retractable-roof stadium, to be located just south of the current Georgia Dome, is scheduled to open in time for the 2017 NFL season. The new stadium will serve as the home of the Atlanta Falcons in addition to other convention, entertainment and sporting events. The project is expected to generate more than $150 million in economic impact for the city and add 70 to 80 events to Atlanta's meetings portfolio. The venue will help the city attract marquee events, like the Super Bowl, FIFA World Cup and NCAA BCS Football Playoff.

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    Atlanta Major League Soccer (MLS) Team – 2017

    Ponce

    Atlanta will become the 22nd team in the MLS franchise in 2017. The yet-to-be-named team will begin play in 2017 in the $1.2 billion new Atlanta stadium.

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    On The Horizon

    Atlanta History Center: Cyclorama Annex – Begins Construction Mid-2015

    Delta Flight

    The Atlanta History Center will construct a 23,000-square-foot building to house the Cyclorama painting, currently in Grant Park.

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    Zoo Atlanta – Begins Expansion in 2017

    Delta Flight

    After Cyclorama relocates the Atlanta History Center, the building will be transferred to neighboring attraction, Zoo Atlanta. The building will be developed into a unique event and community space that will overlook the Zoo's African savanna exhibit. Once the renovations are complete, the Zoo will feature a new entryway plaza, an enhanced African elephant exhibit and underground parking solution

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