An eventful year at what’s now called the Pratt Pullman District continues.
National multifamily developer Alliance Residential Company has topped out three buildings—the 354-unit Broadstone Pullman, collectively—that comprise its largest of a half-dozen new apartment ventures across metro Atlanta, stretching from Sugar Hill to Summerhill.
The apartments mark the first residential component in the 100-year history of the former Pratt-Pullman Yard industrial facility and railroad hub. The 27-acre Kirkwood property, considered among the largest undeveloped tracts left on Atlanta’s eastside, was little more than a historic but decayed backdrop for movies and TV shows until state officials sold it to Atomic Entertainment in 2017.
Broadstone Pullman began construction last year, and by early 2022 it’s expected to deliver a mix of studios, one, and two-bedroom rentals with a brick-and-steel aesthetic meant to pay homage to the property’s industrial past.
In a separate building next to the apartments, Atomic’s team is building three new film and TV production soundstages wrapped with 250 apartments and retail spaces, with at least 10 percent of the rentals reserved for residents earning no more than 80 percent of the area’s median income.
Adam Rosenfelt, Atomic cofounder and Pullman’s property owner, has said those studios will be soundproof, and that project will have underground guest parking and roughly 10,000 square feet of retail storefronts.
We checked with Rosenfelt for an update this week; no renderings for the latest multifamily project are available, but he said tenant updates and programming news will be coming soon.
Elsewhere on site, Pullman debuted its popular Van Gogh exhibit in May and concert series featuring the “Pullman Pops” symphony this summer. Near the Van Gogh entrance, the district also opened its first brick-and-mortar restaurant, the Abby Singer, alongside a public-accessible railcar park full of food and drink options.
Back at Alliance’s apartment site, plans call for a resort-style saltwater pool, a demonstration kitchen, a lounge with views across the Pullman property, plus a “one-of-a-kind leasing office featuring statement amphitheater seating and a light art installation," as officials have previously told Urbanize Atlanta.
Have a look at the site’s metamorphosis in the gallery above.
• Batch of Kirkwood homes all priced (and selling) at $1M+ (Urbanize Atlanta)