Lenwood A. Jackson, Sr. Justice Center - City Court of Atlanta
This 208,000-square-foot, six-story municipal courthouse in downtown Atlanta replaced a 46-year old, 46,000-square-foot building that ran out of space seven years prior to this project. The new City Court is projected to fulfill all the City's space requirements for 25 years.
Garfield Traub’s innovative, low-cost, tax-exempt financing solution did not require the City’s general obligation and taxing authority. As a result, the development was able to proceed without the need for a public referendum, which the Mayor would not support.
Ground breaking was achieved by a “fast track” process within nine months from project award. The facility was delivered ahead of schedule and well under budget, five years sooner than it could have been completed under the traditional procurement process.
Awards include the 2004 Award of Excellence from the Georgia Chapter of the American Concrete Institute and the 2004 "Build Georgia" General Contractor Award: 1st Place, Georgia Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc.
“This was a very complicated transaction fraught with difficulties, all of which Garfield Traub and its team worked through successfully. The City of Atlanta is very pleased with the outcome.”
— Hon. Lenwood A. Jackson, City Court Judge and Director of Facility Development