City Hall East Redevelopment Clears Major Obstacle
(Atlanta Voice) — The massive building on Ponce de Leon Avenue known as City Hall East has gone through many changes over the years. Before the term mixed-use was ever en vogue, it has served multiple purposes for more than a century. It was once the site of the Ponce de Leon Springs and Amusement Park. Later it served as a Sears, Roebuck and Company retail store, warehouse and even their regional office for many years. Then it became the much heralded command and control center for the City of Atlanta’s public safety operations. In that time span, it has changed back and forth between private and public ownership. Now the property is slated to revert back to private ownership once again – with a little help from the city government.