A rendering of the proposed hotel at the Georgia World Congress Center.

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority wants to build a high-end convention hotel adjacent to the Downtown complex, according to a report in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The proposal calls for an 800- to 1,000-room high-rise, four-star hotel on Northside Drive, adjacent to the center’s Building C. The project would get underway following demolition of the Georgia Dome. Its estimated completion date is 2019.

The DeKalb Board of Commissioners and the DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals have approved Fuqua Development’s plan to demolish Scott Boulevard Baptist Church to make way for apartments, townhomes and a coffee shop. The property sits across the street from where Selig Development is revamping Suburban Plaza to include a new Walmart. You can read more about Fuqua’s plans at the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association website.

The King Center will mark the birthday of Coretta Scott King with a special ‘Interactive Chat,’ live and online, streamed from the Center’s Freedom Hall Auditorium from 10 a.m. to noon on April 28. Participants will include Ambassador Andrew Young; King Center Vice Chair/Treasurer Dr. Christine King Farris (Dr. King’s sister); King Center CEO Dr. Bernice A. King; Mrs. Myrlie Evers-Williams; Sherry Frank, former Executive Director, American Jewish Committee, and many others who knew and loved her. Moncia Pearson will be the moderator. The public is invited, free of charge. The event will be streamed at www.choosenonviolence.org.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.