A rendering of the new rooftop deck at The Department Building in Downtown.

New York-based Marx Realty has announced plans to modernize the 1920’s era Art Deco building at 207 Peachtree Street in Downtown that was once home to Regenstein’s Department Store.

The $10.5 million overhaul is expected to keep the building’s design elements while creating a new 48,000 square-foot office and retail space within. The structure will be known as The Department Building.

A rendering of the renovated lobby.

The renovated building will feature 18-foot high, terra cotta barrel vaulted ceilings, fluted columns, and original wood floors. A new rooftop deck will offer views up and down Peachtree Street and the distant Stone Mountain.  The redesign is being managed by local design firm ASD | SKY.

Marx Realty also announced that marketing and leasing for The Department Building is being managed by a JLL team led by Jeff Belamy and Liz Koteles.

“The Department Building will appeal to users in the 5,000 – 30,000 square feet range seeking efficient, creative office space in a unique environment with immediate access to MARTA and significant surrounding amenities” according to Jeff Bellamy, Managing Director with JLL.

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.