Georgia Power moving to DLS building
Georgia Power expects to complete the relocation of all personnel from its headquarters building at 800 Broad St. and Turner McCall Boulevard by the end of the October. Georgia Power Regional Director Cassandra Wheeler said some of the local management team will be located in the Dempsey Lord Smith building at 901 N. Broad St., while some of the engineers and sales and marketing personnel would go to Holmes Road in Rome or to Cartersville
Wheeler and the management staff will be located on the third floor of the DLS building that is currently being renovated.
The old building, which will be completely empty after the last of the Georgia Power team moves at the end of the month, is being listed for $2.8 million.
The property includes approximately 43,000 square-feet of office space in two connected buildings on just under a 1.6 acre lot with 119 parking spaces on two levels that are fully sprinkled.
Both buildings have numerous office spaces along with a 2,600 squarefoot auditorium or training room. Both of the buildings are equipped with elevators.
“When we closed the business office just had too much space to house the number of employees who were still there,” Wheeler said. We just don’t need as much space.”
The building was constructed in the mid 1980s. Before moving into that facility, many of the local management executives with Georgia Power were housed in what is now the Synovus building on Broad.
Floyd County Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne said he has no assessment information or deed history on the building at 800 Broad St., since it is lumped together with all of the other Georgia Power property in Floyd County for tax purposes.
The Georgia Power building (foreground) is for sale across from the DLS building where utility will be moving (background).