New Columbia, Quest Community to Repurpose Historic Landmark in Atlanta for Seniors Housing

ATLANTA — Developer New Columbia Residential and Quest Community Development Organization have acquired the former Atlanta Job Corps headquarters in Atlanta’s West End, with plans to convert the historic building into affordable seniors housing.

Daniel Latshaw with Atlanta-based brokerage firm Bull Realty marketed and sold the property. 

“We are pleased this historic property will be restored to its former glory instead of being torn down or run down. This will bring additional life to the revitalizing West End neighborhood,” says Latshaw.

The property was developed by Walter H. (Chief) Aiken as the Waluhaje Hotel Apartment building in 1951, where it welcomed entertainers such as Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles and James Brown to its ground floor night club.

The property later became home to the Atlanta Job Corps headquarters in 1969.  Due to failed inspections, the Atlanta Job Corps vacated the building in November 2017.

“Affordable housing including affordable seniors housing is both a need and an opportunity. It’s exciting to see historically significant structures like this brought back to life,” says Michael Bull, CEO of Bull Realty.