Media mogul Tyler Perry is interested in acquiring the prominent Forces Command (FORSCOM) building at Fort Mac upon learning that the laboratories for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would emit fumes into the atmosphere.
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After approving the interim master plan for T.D. Jakes Real Estate Ventures for 95 acres, the Fort Mac Local Redevelopment Authority (LRA) board released a press release and some artwork featuring the development.
The Fort Mac redevelopment authority spent more than two hours in executive session before spending five minutes in public session to pass a unanimous resolution approving the preliminary master plan proposed by T.D. Jakes’ and his real estate company.
Bishop T.D. Jakes, speaking virtually from Dallas at the HOPE Global Summit in Atlanta Wednesday, described his vision to develop 95 acres of land at the former Fort McPherson in southwest Atlanta
And Tyler Perry is buying another 37.5 acres.
Here we go again. The board of the Fort McPherson Local Redevelopment Authority is entering into exclusive negotiations with Bishop T.D. Jakes’s Dallas-based real estate firm to sell much of its remaining 132 acres.
About 132 acres of the former fort have yet to be redeveloped.
Also, Andruw Jones’ company is seeking a medical cannabis grow license.
With a round of military base closures possibly on the horizon, Georgia is taking steps to defend its installations. Gov. Brian Kemp has named a former secretary of the Navy to lead the effort.
Over years, the city of Atlanta has spent millions of dollars to help keep the doors open at the agency that’s overseeing the redevelopment of 144 acres of Fort McPherson. But now that Fort Mac has some cash to pay back loans, the two sides don’t agree on the amount owed.
A top leader at Fort McPherson says he thinks redevelopment work on 144 acres at the shuttered base can start in 2020. But first, there’s the big job of finding a developer.
Ever since former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed first gave Tyler Perry the opportunity of buying 330 acres at Fort McPherson five years ago, I have criticized the deal.
My greatest concern was a fear Perry would seal off this incredible public treasure and create a fort inside a fort.
Hollywood literally did come to Atlanta Saturday night for the grand opening gala of Tyler Perry Studios at Fort McPherson.
It was a glitzy, star-studded affair with some of the biggest actors, directors, singers, rappers, hip-hop artists, politicians and civil rights legends.
Fort Mac’s board got a new pitch Monday for a team that would remake unused acres of the former army base. Now, the master planner, Macauley Investments, wants to partner with David Moody, CEO of C.D. Moody Construction.
Atlanta film mogul Tyler Perry is not interested in owning any more land at the former Fort McPherson than the 330 acres he currently has.
Perry offered those comments in a telephone interview Monday evening after the board of Fort Mac Local Redevelopment Authority voted to approve the sale of the former U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) building to Easterly Government Properties (NYSE: DEA) for $17 million.
The public authority that’s overseeing the redevelopment of Fort McPherson has a new interim executive director. The turnover at the top comes amid media reports of a serious conflict between the authority and a key contractor, plus revelations of cash flow problems.
Tyler Perry Studios is interested in exercising a right to make an offer on the approximate 145 acres of the former Fort McPherson site that it doesn’t already own, according to official text messages from earlier this year.
But so is a developer that’s been publicly working on a plan for about two years.