One of Georgia’s most historic recording studios will soon be rehabilitated.
Capricorn Recording Studio in Macon, Ga., was “a mecca for Southern Rock music legends such as the Allman Brothers Band, Charlie Daniels Band, Dixie Dregs, and the Marshall Tucker Band” in the 1970s, according to The Georgia Trust.
The Lofts at Capricorn
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The Lofts at Capricorn

Now, the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division said the historic structure will be preserved and returned to its original use as a multi-purpose music incubator as part of a new tourism development.
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NewTown Macon reported the entire three-acres of vacant land around the studio is part of the project, occupying most of the block bounded by MLK, Plum, Poplar, and Fifth streets. It will be the largest market-rate residential development in the history of downtown Macon.
The Lofts at Capricorn will encompass more than 150,000 square feet and will include 82 one-bedroom apartments and 55 two-bedroom lofts. The development will also feature 15,000 square-feet of new office and retail space.

“Sierra Development and Southern Pine Plantations donated the historic Capricorn Studio building to Mercer University,” NewTown Macon reported. “Mercer University announced plans for Mercer Music at Capricorn, an incubator that will allow local musicians to stay in Macon as they nurture their talent. The recording studio itself will be carefully preserved and restored to its Capricorn-era appearance. The lobby will be renovated for use as one of Macon’s most unique live-music venues and will have space for special events, seminars and classes. The second floor will have two large rehearsal rooms, five medium-sized rehearsal rooms and four small rehearsal rooms. The second floor will also contain instrument lockers, a small common area and a studio apartment. The acoustically engineered rehearsal rooms will be available to all types and genres of musicians at a low monthly rate.”
Sierra Development expects to break ground in the first quarter.
Capricorn Records was started by Phil and Alan Walden and Frank Fenter in 1969.