Atlanta’s Pullman Yard is Granted an Extension on Moratorium
Last week the Atlanta City Council granted a 60-day extension for the century-old Pratt Pullman Yard. In June the Atlanta Urban Design Commission nominated the area as a landmark district, due to its cultural and architectural significance and its rail transportation history, dating back to 1904.
An interim control period was put in place to prevent any alterations or demolitions to the onsite buildings at Pullman Yard, however that was set to expire on October 18, 2017. The city council has yet to vote on the 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.”
Atlanta’s Pullman Yard is a 27-acre site which was purchased in June by a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, which has plans to turn the area into a mixed-use district. The moratorium will run through December 17, 2017 and during this time the city council will vote on the commission’s recommendation.