When the Georgia General Assembly is in session, the depot is the scene of many legislative banquets, luncheons, and receptions. It is also available for weddings, receptions, and other events.
Although the French doors with their delicate fanlights are a bit out of place on a freight depot, the building's rehabilitation as a banquet facility is a huge improvement over its 1970s use as a parking garage. Much of the credit is due to the late Steve Polk, a former director of the Georgia Building Authority and a railfan, who understood that railroad heritage and economic development can be effective partners. The plaza beside the depot is named for Polk.
From 1993 to 2010, an adjacent parking garage had a huge whale-themed mural that towered over the depot. It was removed in a recent renovation.