Pictured from left to right: Russ Henry, Partner at Coleman Talley LLP; Ellen Hill, Valdosta Main Street Director; Becky Smyth, President of Georgia Downtown Association

The Valdosta office of Coleman Talley received an award from the Georgia Downtown Association (GDA) for its rehabilitation of 109 South Ashley Street in Downtown Valdosta.  The building project was granted Best Adaptive Reuse over 10,000 square feet in the economic development category, noting the historic buildings’ return to productive use while maintaining architectural integrity.  Partner Russ Henry accepted the recognition on behalf of the firm at the annual Georgia Downtown conference on August 28 in Jekyll Island.  The GDA is a non-profit association that promotes the economic redevelopment of the state’s traditional downtowns.  Its annual awards program recognizes outstanding organizations, people, and businesses that support and advance downtown revitalizations in Georgia’s communities.