CIM Group Announces New Name for Downtown Atlanta’s Gulch District: Centennial Yards
ATLANTA — CIM Group has renamed downtown Atlanta’s Gulch district as Centennial Yards. CIM will develop Centennial Yards to include 12 million square feet of office, retail, apartment and hotel space. Local news outlets reported the site was up for consideration for Amazon’s national HQ2 search in 2017 and 2018. CIM Group expects the project to add 12 city blocks to the 16-acre site, which is currently a parking lot for nearby destinations including State Farm Arena and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Los Angeles-based CIM bought the site in December for a reported $115 million. According to a press release, the term “Centennial” creates a clear geographical reference to the project’s location along Centennial Olympic Park Drive. Moreover, with over 100 years of rail and industrial history at the site, the moniker “Yards” pays homage to the rail history of the area. A timeline for construction of Centennial Yards was not disclosed.