Baptist Church in Atlanta Plans 27,200 SF Renovation of Historic Buildings to House Office Space
ATLANTA — Wheat Street Baptist Church will convert two historic buildings on its campus into office space intended for nonprofit organizations. American South Real Estate Fund (ASREF) is providing the senior loan of $3.5 million for the renovations. American Legion Hall is a 5,200-square-foot building that was constructed in multiple phases beginning in 1930, and the Christian Education Building is a 22,000-square-foot building that was built in the 1950s. Leaders in the church plan to target tenants that work with the homeless, local school teachers and underprivileged teens. Wheat Street Baptist is situated in Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn district, which is one mile east of downtown Atlanta and near the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park district. Construction is expected to begin in early August and take nine to 12 months to complete.