How Atlantic Station Companies Reacted to the Bridge Collapse
Atlantic Station’s long standing tenant, Search Discovery, have called their 271 17th St NW office home since 2013. They are a digital intelligence company with 37 local employees (and 52 remote) who recently found themselves in a position for an entirely new type of innovation. The I-85 bridge collapse left many Atlantans, including those at Search Discovery, scrambling for alternative routes to work.
No stranger to quick thought and action, Search Discovery knew they had to act quickly to keep employees satisfied and productive during the commute chaos. Search Discovery began encouraging employees to utilize the alternative transportation infrastructure available at Atlantic Station – MARTA, Atlantic Station shuttle, bike lanes, safe walking routes – and offering flexible work arrangements for commuters who were unable to take advantage of Atlantic Station’s transportation amenities. Walking and biking into the office became more popular than ever for centrally located employees, while flexible hours and remote working options have been utilized by those unable to make the commute on foot. Search Discovery reports that “employees have taken advantage of flexible hours and working from home, helping them avoid traffic and maximize their work days.” Transit has made an impact on this group as well, with many employees riding MARTA to work for the first time ever. We were thrilled to see how companies of all sizes at Atlantic Station found solutions and made it work!
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