The shuttered Ramada Plaza hotel on Capitol Avenue in Summerhill is set for conversion into a mixed-use apartment complex.

According to Biznow, Pellerin Real Estate filed for a construction permit with the city on Oct. 29 to start construction on the adaptive reuse of the old 375-room hotel at 450 Capitol Ave.

Pellerin plans to convert the property into 249 micro-unit apartments – including some as small as 330 square=feet – and a 13,000 square feet of ground floor space, for a food hall and co-working space.

The hotel, originally opened in 1973, was once a favorite with Atlanta Braves fans at the old Fulton County Stadium and Turner Field, those in town for business at the State Capitol, and conventioneers. It was also used as dormitory space for Georgia State University.

Once renovated, the mixed-use development’s proximity will be a quick walk to Georgia State’s stadium and under-construction Convocation Center, as well as the shops and restaurants of Summerhill.

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.