Norfolk Southern Corp., Norfolk, Va., announced plans to relocate its headquarters to Atlanta.

“Alignment, collaboration and accountability are the hallmarks of Norfolk Southern’s plan to transform this company and its culture. Our new headquarters in Atlanta advances these key elements of success,” says Jim Squires, chairman, president and CEO. “Our potential has always been great and now is greater still, as we bring together all of our headquarters functions into a single, integrated team.”

To create its new headquarters, Norfolk Southern is in advanced discussions to purchase a site from Cousins Properties at 650 West Peachtree St. NW, in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. In addition, Norfolk Southern intends to engage Cousins Properties, Atlanta, to manage the development of its new headquarters. Details of this engagement are expected during the first quarter of 2019. 

“Norfolk Southern values Atlanta’s vitality, and looks forward to contributing more of our own energy to its business, social and community environments,” Squires adds.