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, here is a list of new developments on the horizon.
|National Center for Civil and Human Rights|
This 30,000-square-foot Center will provide the first venue in the world where visitors can learn about the history of the Civil Rights Movement, contemporary human rights movements and how they are connected. The Center will feature a meeting and performance space for artistic and educational programming and will eventually add additional exhibit space and an auditorium.
|College Football Hall of Fame|
Slated to open in the fall, this 90-000-square-foot facility will feature 30,000 square feet of exhibit space, including a football field that can be purposed for events.
|Streetcars Come to Downtown Atlanta|
The Atlanta Streetcar project will transport visitors from the convention corridor downtown to the east side of the city, passing the city's top attractions and winding through in-town neighborhoods.
|Ponce City Market|
This 2 million-square-foot structure, situated along the Atlanta BeltLine, will house a variety of dining, retail, office space and high-end apartments and is meant to be similar to Chelsea Market in New York.
|Buckhead Atlanta Project|
Buckhead Atlanta will be Atlanta's premier luxury retail, residential and office development at the intersection of Peachtree and East Paces Ferry roads. Designed to fit seamlessly into the existing Buckhead Village, the project will have pedestrian-friendly streets, lush landscaping, upscale residences, great food and luxury retail shops that are new to Atlanta.
|Krog Street Market|
Mixed-use development that will feature a 12,000 square-foot 'epicurean center,' a true market where local vendors of any kind can sell goods. Schedule to open in winter 2014.
|The Delta Flight Museum|
In honor of its upcoming 85th anniversary, Delta Air Lines Inc. is embarking on a more than $6 million renovation of its corporate museum — the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum, a roughly 200,000-square-foot attraction housed in historic hangars at the company's Atlanta headquarters. The Delta Flight Museum, as it will be renamed, will open in summer 2014.
|Porsche Customer and Driver Experience Center|
Atlanta will be the new home for Porche's North American headquarters and North America's first Customer and Driver Experience Center. Located adjacent to the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal, the center will feature a test track, restaurant and shop for Porche-branded goods and will allow visitors to see, hear, feel and experience what it's like to drive a Porche automobile.
|Aloft Hotel Downtown Atlanta|
A $25 million remodel to the former Days Inn Atlanta Downtown will be complete 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 will feature 242 rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, bar and 2,000 square feet of meeting space.
|Zoo Atlanta to Build Reptile House|
This new amphibian and reptile house will replace the 51-year-old reptile house that is the oldest exhibit structure at the zoo.
|Atlanta Falcons to Call New Retractable-Roof Stadium Home|
The $1 billion-plus 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 attract marquee events, like the Super Bowl, World Cup and NCAA BCS Football Playoff.
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