04-24-2014 Report

Meeting Recap – April 24, 2014

Ponce City Market Field TripApril 2014 Meeting

We had an awesome April Meeting with 30 in attendance. Chapter president Keith Howard presided and updated the attendees on upcoming meetings and future events. Metro Waterproofing was our gracious meeting sponsor this month.

Myron Bullock with Metro waterproofing gave a fascinating case study on the historical masonry preservation at Ponce City Market. As the largest adaptive reuse project in Atlanta’s history, Ponce City Market will restore 1.1 million square feet of the historic Sears, Roebuck & Company building, creating a vibrant urban centerpiece that combines 330,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, 475,000 square feet of office space and 259 residential flats.

The redevelopment will focus on preserving the building’s historic character and sustaining its connection with the community. Ponce City Market will reflect the authenticity of the historic structure and the surrounding neighborhoods, returning the building to its prominence as a thriving landmark in the Southeast.

The evolution of Ponce City Market will incorporate a pedestrian network, city parks and access to new BeltLine trails, linking dynamic intown neighborhoods with the convenience and comfort of highly desirable retail, dining, exceptional residences and Class-A loft office space.

As a development born of integrity, in 2014 Ponce City Market is destined to emerge as Atlanta’s next great urban experience.

Several new members, guests, and past presidents were in attendance. We mixed it up again with a different venue. We were treated to family style southern cuisine at Mary Macs Tea Room,

For over 70 years Mary Mac’s has been setting the standard for Southern cooking in Atlanta. Business people, celebrities, families and world travelers all dine at Mary Mac’s and feel right at home. In fact, in March of 2011 The Georgia House of Representatives created Resolution 477, in which Mary Mac’s was officially declared to be Atlanta’s Dining Room. An honor of which we are very proud, yet extremely humbled, and to which only one restaurant in the world may lay claim.

After the meal and presentation, a raffle was held for the scholarship fund.