Sweet Auburn building saved from demolition, for now

Developers of a project along Auburn Avenue have reversed course and say they now intend to preserve the building where Georgia’s first Black banking company was established.

Driving the news: Joel Reed of Gorman & Company, a partner on the Sweet Auburn Grande Project, told the Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association on Tuesday that the team would explore how to incorporate the three-story building at 229 Auburn Avenue into the project.

Why it matters: The announcement provides a glimmer of hope for preservationists who advocate for maintaining Atlanta’s dwindling stock of historic structures.