The largest undeveloped piece of land on Atlanta’s eastside is having a moment in the spotlight.
Dotted with nearly a dozen inimitable old structures, Kirkwood’s 27-acre Pratt-Pullman Yard should soon begin its transformation from a blighted, postindustrial filming location into a mixed-use hub with a Hollywood twist.
Now, the first images for what that conversion could look like have emerged.
Pullman Yard owner Adam Rosentfelt, head of development and film production group Atomic Entertainment, tells Curbed Atlanta that city officials formalized a Pratt-Pullman landmark district in late November that protects historically significant buildings on the site and green-lights redevelopment.
Below, have a look at how big ideas at what’s being rechristened “Pullman Yards” might materialize:
Central to the project would be a green public gathering space (below) for movies and concerts, with former train bays converted to a “food bazaar” for vendors, with spaces facing outdoors and into the interior of a planned boutique hotel.
Rosenfelt says permitting plans are in motion now. He anticipates construction will launch by June on the roughly $200-million venture.