For three years now, the renovation of the storied Clermont Hotel on Ponce de Leon Avenue has been up in the air.
After numerous false starts, spanning from 2014 to this year, transformative work is (allegedly) really starting ... for real. In fact, site work is already underway behind the hotel, addressing complications encountered due to a 100-year-old sewer line running through the site.
And according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, a private groundbreaking will be held next week. Hopefully that means work will soon start on the building itself, which has languished — windows broken out, etc. — since the hotel was shuttered in 2009.
Plans first released back in 2013 envisioned a boutique hotel with around 100 rooms. Additionally, the building was slated to include a full-service restaurant and a rooftop bar with sweeping skyline views (yes, please), a parking structure built behind the 1924 building, and, of course, the preservation of the