The overhaul of the iconic Capricorn Records in downtown Macon is officially underway.

Along with the building renovation, developers are putting in 190,000 square feet of office, retail, and residential space.

It will cost about 19 million dollars.

Developers call it one of the largest residential projects to come to downtown Macon.

Among the developers is Travis Griffith, who shared his own memories of the old recording studio.

"During this era, my dad worked here as and errand boy, and after that, they owned a record store, said Griffith. "We just always had music playing, shelves full of vinyl's of this era of music."

Capricorn Records was the label for southern rock bands such as the Allman Brothers and the Marshall Tucker band in the 1970s.

Mercer, New Town Macon and a few development companies announced a partnership to renovate the old studios last December.