Save the Pratt Pullman

URGENT !!!  Please come out this Tuesday and support preservation! January 10th from 11:00-1:00 at the site. Bring poster signs, tell them what you want to see. Future owners must get approval from the KNO and NPU for a zoning change request and must be informed prior to bidding that preservation of the buildings and stream buffer are essential for that approval. The state isn’t facilitating a public process, so we the public are doing it on our own.

Pullman Yard, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the last intact historic industrial site left in Atlanta, is up for sale to the highest bidder. Please consider signing a petition seeking to enforce the Georgia Building Authority’s legal obligation to consider the effects of their sale on historic preservation.

The Pratt Engineering/Pullman Company property is a historic industrial complex located in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta. Construction of the first buildings began in 1904, followed by a second building campaign when the Pullman Company bought the property in 1926. The site is currently owned by the state of Georgia and has been abandoned since 1996.

PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO SIGN THE PETITION

Thank you!

Edgewood Leadership and members of O.N.E.

City of Atlanta hosts first-ever collection of scrap tires from businesses in the city

WHEN: 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016

WHERE:           Liberty Tire Recycling, 1593 Huber Street, N.W.

ATLANTA – In an ongoing and aggressive effort to crack down on scrap tire dumping, the city of Atlanta in partnership with Liberty Tire Recycling will host the first-ever scrap tire collection for city businesses to discard of old tires, free of charge.

The business amnesty event will take place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 10 at Liberty Tire Recycling, 1593 Huber Street, N.W. Businesses must schedule a drop off time by December 8 by calling the Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission at 404-865-8743 or email motejuoso@atlantaga.gov

Each participating business located within the city of Atlanta only, can discard up to 200 tires at no charge. Only car tires and light duty truck tires will be accepted. Tires with rims and large truck tires will not be accepted.

Businesses can include automotive shops and new and used tire dealers. Typically amnesty events have been for households and neighborhoods only.

Businesses are believed to be a contributing factor in larger scrap tire dumping sites.

“The city of Atlanta scrap tire law has been on the books for several years, unfortunately they have not been enforced,” said Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission Executive Director Kanika Greenlee. “Starting in 2017, the city of Atlanta is committed to making sure that local tire dealers are complying with the law and we plan to enforce.  But before we enforce, we want to educate. This amnesty event allows businesses to get rid of some excess storage of tires and get in compliance. When they drop off the tires we will also have educational materials for them about the law.”

Said Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce Sheperd: “Illegal dumping is a major problem in the city of Atlanta. Tires are a blight on the community and can be a major contributor to health issues. Mosquitoes breed in tires and in light of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne viruses, we have to get tough.”

The December 10 scrap tire collection for businesses is sponsored by the Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission, Councilmember Sheperd and Liberty Tire Recycling.

Download a pdf here.