United Motors Services Building & Adjacent Properties on Peachtree
Historic Atlanta is working with City officials, Central Atlanta Progress, and the developers to identify and pursue a preservation strategy for this block of Peachtree Street. This is one of three immediate Historic Atlanta initiatives.
- Call and email the Atlanta Urban Design Commission and tell them you support the designation of these buildings. The original nomination (for 477 Peachtree) was submitted in the 1980s and was recently resubmitted by Historic Atlanta
Also known as the Peachtree Pine Homeless Shelter, former home to the Atlanta Ballet, and 477 Peachtree Street, the building is now owned by Central Atlanta Progress (CAP). CAP has no current plans for the building but they do plan on studying potential reuse strategies.
489, 493, and 495 Peachtree are also threatened by development.
The developer (Management Group, AKA "SoNo on Peachtree" ) was originally proposing to demolish these 3 buildings just north of the 477 Peachtree building for a mixed-use development. These buildings, along with 477 Peachtree, were once part of what was called Automobile Row, an area largely composed of automobile retail and service operations.
After preservation advocates voiced concerns over the proposed demolitions, the developer now intends to retain the historic buildings and place new construction on the back side where there are now only surface parking lots.