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APC Preservation Updates

By Atlanta Preservation Center Staff

Ormewood Park: The E.A. Minor Lodge #603 on Moreland Avenue is set for a significant historic rehabilitation. The APC is excited to support preservation efforts led by King Properties, Clark Property R+D, Porch & Square, and RAD Group. The project is pursuing historic tax credits and other federal preservation incentives. Plans call for a mix of office and local retail, plus 42 units of workforce housing on the site.

Built in 1947, a Masonic Lodge used the top floor and a Kroger was located on the first floor. The building features a limestone masonry façade, marble staircase, and a grand ballroom with 20-foot-high ceilings. The space has sat vacant for the past twenty years.

Ormewood Park / Grant Park: Last month, the Atlanta Urban Design Commission adopted the Ormewood Bridge Landmark nomination. Next up is the Zoning Review Board. The APC sponsored the nomination in collaboration with Landmark Preservation and Department of City Planning. The Romanesque Ormewood Avenue Bridge continuously functioned as a railroad bridge for 115 years and now serves as the Southside BeltLine Trail

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