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Atlanta's Pullman Yard
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Author:  Chris Webster [ Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Atlanta's Pullman Yard

Some news from the October 4, 2017 Atlanta Business Chronicle:
The Atlanta City Council has extended a temporary moratorium on alterations or demolition of properties in a historic site that soon may be designated as a landmark district.

The 60-day extension council members approved this week for the century-old Pratt Pullman Yard would run through Dec. 17. The Atlanta Urban Design Commission nominated the area as a landmark district in June, and the city council is preparing to vote on the commission's recommendation.

“This extension is in the community’s best interest,” said Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong, who sponsored the proposal to extend the moratorium. “It gives city preservationists and the new property owner additional and much-needed time to develop a preservation and redevelopment plan that will be in the best interest of the community as well as the developer.”
Link to full article: Atlanta extends temporary moratorium at Pullman Yard

And some more details from an October 9, 2017 article on Curbed Atlanta:
Word around the campfire is that the property’s redevelopment is still in design phases anyway and that no structures with historic value will be brought down regardless.
In addition to studios and performance spaces, the arts-and-entertainment district is also slated to possibly include affordable-housing in the form of short-term rentals geared toward people in the movie and film industry, other residences, retail options (emphasis on restaurants and bars), and offices.
Link to full article: Pullman Yard transformation delayed as city aims for historic status

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