new posts
UER Store
location db
db map
terms of service
privacy policy

View with Side Frame!
Location DB > United States > Georgia > Atlanta > Castlegate Hotel
Castlegate Hotel
 Viewing Options
Log in to activate viewing options
 Database Info
created by MutantMandias on 8/10/2005 1:05 AM
last modified by MutantMandias on 8/10/2005 5:04 AM
Publically Viewable Publically Viewable
This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Does anyone have any pictures of the old Castlegate? I drove by this damned place thousands of times, wanting to go in, but I never did more than poke around the fenced periphery one time when I was feeling particularly non-ballsy. I don't know where the pictures that I took are, but there weren't many.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Recommendation: You missed it
 Physical Information
1750 Commerce Dr NW
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Owner: Selig Enterprises
  • See a map of this location
  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features

     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1969
    Closed: 1999
     Required Equipment
  • Time Machine
  •  Recommended Equipment

    Hosted many Star Trak conventions, with guests including Patrick Stewart, DeForest Kelley, Majel Barrett.

    1990, home to large Atlanta New Year's Eve party.

    Hosted PHENOMICON 1992, with guests including Willaim Gibson.

    Hosted the first Anime Weekend Atlanta in 1994(?)

    In 1991 and 1995, it hosted the Georgia State Chess Championship.

    It hosted the 32nd annual National UFO Conference on October 15, 1995.


    In the spring of 1997, it was used as a venue to auction off items from the 1996 Olympics.

    Around 1998, it changed name to Howard Johnson Midtown hotel.

    October 1998, hosted antique radio Mega Swap Meet.

    In April of 1999, at least one boxing match was held there.

    Sometime around 2001, it was used for military training.

    Demolished 2002.

    Selig Enterprises purchased the property in 2003. Selig Executive Vice President David Witt outlined a “smart growth,” pedestrian-friendly plan including 300,000 square feet of retail space and 280 apartments. The focus of discussion centered on Witt’s announcement that Wal-Mart would be anchoring the development.

     Media Coverage
    Remains of the Games

    Selig Enterprises
     Future Plans
    • The single large anchor tenant will be confined to the lower level of the two-level retail section and will not exceed 150,000 gross leasable square feet.

    • The upper retail level will consist of several buildings, which will be arranged to create a “boulevard” effect from the Howell Mill Road entrance and no tenant on the upper level shall exceed 70,000 square feet.

    • The developer will use “reasonable efforts to secure two restaurant tenants that will utilize outdoor patio seating within the boulevard portion of the retail development.”

    • The boulevard will contain a tree-lined median, fountain elements and 90-degree parking “reminiscent of a town center.”

    • The project will feature a linear park that will start at the beginning of the boulevard retail area and meander through the retail and residential components to the cul-de-sac on Commerce Drive

    • All utility lines and storm water detention facilities will be underground.

    • The developer will be incorporating PEDS suggestions for making the development pedestrian friendly and will incorporate four bike racks throughout the project.

    • The retail developer has conducted a major traffic study—including 20 intersections in the vicinity—and will update that study based on a Wal-Mart store versus the earlier planned Costco store.

    • The developer will install a new traffic signal at the Howell Mill Road entrance and has agreed to pay for a fiber optic synchronization system for traffic signals on Howell Mill from I-75 to Chattahoochee Avenue, and will consider extending the system to Collier Road.

    • Selig will perform a hydrology study on the site regarding storm water detention and will study flooding concerns of neighborhoods north of I-75.

    • The developers will limit access from the Commerce Drive entrance only to the residential development.

    • Selig will provide $100,000 to Berkeley Park for traffic improvements to mitigate impact from the project.

    • The developers will comply with the Atlanta tree ordinance and will contribute an additional $5,000 to Trees Atlanta.


    Add your own story
     Photo Galleries
    Click to view gallery
    David Hornbuckle's pictures
    Wed, Aug 10th, 2005
    posted by MutantMandias
    7 pictures
    Click to view gallery
    Past and Future
    Wed, Aug 10th, 2005
    posted by MutantMandias
    2 pictures

    Add your own photos

    Mark all galleries as Seen
     Web Links
    Bye-Bye to CastleGate in Atlanta

    Chairs Missing

    Edit this Location
     Moderator Rating
    The moderator rating is a neutral rating of the content quality, photography, and coolness of this location.

    This location has not yet been rated by a moderator.
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 9/26/2006 1:42 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Sep 26 06 at 1:42, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Aug 11 05 at 5:46, MutantMandias updated gallery picture david_hornbuckle_chair3a.jpg
  • on Aug 11 05 at 3:34, MutantMandias updated gallery picture david_hornbuckle_P1002678.jpg
  • on Aug 11 05 at 3:34, MutantMandias updated gallery picture david_hornbuckle_P1002671.jpg
  • on Aug 11 05 at 3:34, MutantMandias updated gallery picture david_hornbuckle_P1002669.jpg
  • on Aug 11 05 at 3:34, MutantMandias updated gallery picture david_hornbuckle_P1002667.jpg
  • on Aug 11 05 at 3:34, MutantMandias updated gallery picture david_hornbuckle_P1002663.jpg
  • on Aug 11 05 at 3:34, MutantMandias updated gallery picture david_hornbuckle_P1002661.jpg
  • on Aug 10 05 at 6:10, MutantMandias updated basic gallery info
  • on Aug 10 05 at 6:09, MutantMandias updated a gallery picture
  •  Forum Threads about this Location
    New Thread
     Who's been looking?
    Click here to see who'se been looking.
     Report Problems
    Is this location inappropriate / broken / missing key info?
  • If it's something you can fix, please scroll up and click the EDIT button.
  • If this location was only posted a few days ago, give the creator time to work on it.
  • Please try sending a message directly to the creator of the location. You'll find that info at the top of this page.
  • Otherwise, ONLY if you've already tried to contact the original creator,: Click here to notify an administrator.

  • All content and images copyright 2002-2022 UER.CA and respective creators. Graphical Design by Crossfire.
    To contact webmaster, or click to email with problems or other questions about this site: UER CONTACT
    View Terms of Service | View Privacy Policy | Server colocation provided by Beanfield
    This page was generated for you in 140 milliseconds. Since June 23, 2002, a total of 691996405 pages have been generated.