Atlanta ContactPoint, in partnership with the Savvy Foundation and in collaboration with Village Habitat Design is developing a sustainable master plan for Atlanta’s Pratt-Pullman Yard: The Pullman Preserve
Atlanta ContactPoint has proposed to the State of Georgia to acquire Pullman Yard and transform it from an abandoned industrial site into an active nature preserve site, play fields and indoor multidisciplinary activity space. This 25-acre land located in the heart of Atlanta has more than 100,000 sq. feet of empty historic buildings just waiting to be utilized.
We propose to remediate the environmental aspects of the property; preserve and repurpose the historic buildings into indoor athletic, arts, office, and nutritional venues; and create a historical museum highlighting the community and the train yard. We also propose to convert the vacant land to multipurpose play fields and into an innovative nature preserve site.
The buildings will be refit with energy conservation systems for solar, water, lighting, and airflow technologies. We aim to incorporate MARTA, Atlanta Beltline, PATH, and shuttle systems as alternative means of transportation.
This approach will benefit the overall quality of living for the entire Kirkwood neighborhood, including its down town business development and connection with the surrounding comminities.
With the guidance of the Atlanta Regional Commission, we established a variey of partnerships including public institutions and private enterprises, civic and community-based associations.
Please help us spread the word! We will put a bid on the property as soon as the state allows.
Fun for All
Atlanta ContactPoint proposes to utilize the historic buildings and land of Pullman Yard for the following activities, among others:
|basketball||volleyball||skate park||golf||yoga and dance|
|gardening||circus arts||playground||adaptive sports||toddler area with riding toys|
There are also plans for a café featuring food from our greenhouse garden and local farmers; retail space for sporting goods; medical space for health monitoring and physical therapy; sports rentals; and storage for participants’ gear.
In addition, we are planning an event space for performing arts, parties, fundraisers, and corporate outings. We will also have classrooms for home scholars, after-school studies, and community workshops.
Pullman Yard is located in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta and is owned by the state of Georgia. It is surrounded by diverse communities of Edgewood, East Lake, Candler Park, Lake Claire, and many more communities. These neighborhoods have a high resident density and are in need of more physical activity space and access to recreational facilities. What’s more, there are five public high schools, 11 middle schools, and 16 elementary schools representing 24,000 urban students located within a 5-mile radius of site.