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Discover the Silver Comet Trail with Inman Park Properties

Soon to Connect to Atlanta Beltline: Discover the Silver Comet Trail with Inman Park Properties


Atlanta is not ordinarily known for its walkability. As a terminus and convergence point for major railroads, Atlanta has focused primarily on industrial infrastructure during its expansion. However, with the recent development of trails and paths, Atlanta is quickly becoming a city welcoming to pedestrians and bikers alike, and commuters can’t get enough. 


Thanks to the popularity of the Atlanta BeltLine and Millennials’ demand for alternative forms of transportation, Atlantans are seeking ways to avoid getting in their cars. Walkability, therefore, has become the chief concern of many Atlanta residents and commuters. The value of Atlanta real estate often depends on location and accessibility to the city, and walkability doesn’t stop within city limits. The Silver Comet Trail is a 61.5-mile trail that spans from the Atlanta suburbs in Smyrna to the Alabama border where it connects to the Chief Ladiga Trail in Alabama. Living on or near the Silver Comet Trail promises a perfect balance of living, work and play that suburban residents crave.  


By 2021, the PATH Foundation plans to extend and connect the Silver Comet Trail with the Atlanta BeltLine to create the longest paved path in the United States. This connectivity would build a seamless connection from the suburbs into the city, ideal for commuters. An additional mode of transportation may alleviate some of the difficulty many Atlantans feel in getting place to place. Jeff Notrica of Inman Park Properties is banking on The Silver Comet Trail’s success. While in town properties surrounding the BeltLine remain plum real estate, Notrica has invested in the suburbs, acquiring two office buildings on the Silver Comet Trail with the hope to draw tenants who want to walk and bike to work as a part in the future of this growing path of connectivity. 


About Inman Park Properties

Inman Park Properties was founded in 1993 in Atlanta. Specializing in adaptive re-use and historic preservation, the company has offices throughout the Southeast.


1201 Bull Street



Neighborhood Comics to Open in Spring 2019


SAVANNAH, GA – Veteran real estate developer, Jeff Notrica of Inman Park Properties, announced a new tenant in his revitalized development located at 1201 Bull Street in downtown. Neighborhood Comics, a boutique comic book shop owned by Lee Heidel, will take 1,000 square feet of the two-story storefront this spring, joining White Whale Craft Ales, which opened in 2016.  


“I’m excited to curate such a vibrant mix of local tenants,” said Notrica. “We want to bring local businesses back to the neighborhood.”

Escalating downtown rents have forced out local businesses of late. Notrica’s goal is to give them a place they can thrive.

Neighborhood Comics will target artists, collectors, and fans with original comic artwork, a pop-up gallery, and art supplies. Formerly operating as an online retailer, this will be the brand’s first brick-and-mortar store. 

The 29,000 square-foot property, just one block south of Forsyth Park, was formerly the Savannah Floor Covering Company. It is comprised of three separate buildings, all built in the 1940s. When it opens this spring, Neighborhood Comics will look forward to more retail as well as a chef-driven restaurant joining the mix. 


About Inman Park Properties

Inman Park Properties was founded in 1993 in Atlanta. Specializing in adaptive re-use and historic rehab, the company grew throughout the Southeast and today is headquartered in Savannah, Ga.

rufus rose

Inman Park Properties plans rehab for historic Rufus M. Rose House



Beloved 119-year-old Queen Anne Victorian House to be Restored And Repurposed


One of the city’s most overlooked architectural gems will soon be put back into service. Inman Park Properties, Inc. has purchased the historic Rufus M. Rose House, one of the last standing Victorian homes on Peachtree Street, with plans to restore and repurpose the 119-year-old structure. Located at 573 Peachtree Street in the gateway to midtown, the 5,200-square-foot, late Queen Anne Victorian-style home has been vacant since the Atlanta Preservation Center moved out in 2001.

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to preserve and restore this historic jewel box in the heart of the city to serve the community and contribute to the local economy,” said Inman Park Properties, Inc. President Jeff Notrica. “We will meticulously honor its architectural integrity while we bring it back to service.”


The Urban Design Commission recently permitted a simple Type I Certificate of Appropriateness to “re-roof” the building using charcoal-colored architectural shingles with a black drip edge, which maintains the original design of the building.


For the future of the building, Notrica envisions a savvy operator repurposing the historic Rufus Rose House into a restaurant. He cites the Olde Pink House in Savannah, which is housed in a former 18th-century mansion, and the James Beard House in New York City, which was the former townhome of its namesake and also houses a restaurant, as examples of similar adaptive reuses of historic buildings. 


Originally built in 1901 for Dr. Rufus Mathewson Rose by architect Emil Charles Seiz, the Rufus M. Rose House is a rare example of a nineteenth-century townhouse built for one of Atlanta’s wealthy citizens and is one of the last historic houses remaining on Peachtree Street. The home still retains most of its original exterior and interior features, which reveal its architectural and cultural significance. Since the Rose family moved out in 1921, the house has functioned as a rooming house, government offices, an antique store, and a museum. 

The Rufus Rose renovation comes in tandem with the repurposing of the 1920s Medical Arts Building – just blocks away – into a boutique hotel. In addition, Emory University recently announced plans to build the Winship at Midtown, a state-of-the-art new facility located on the campus of Emory University Hospital Midtown – directly across from Rufus Rose.


 “We are extremely grateful that Mr. Notrica – a former Atlanta Preservation Center board member – is now the steward of this amazing home,” said David Yoakley Mitchell, director of operations for the Atlanta Preservation Center. “It takes courage and vision to see a project like this come to a successful outcome.”

Notrica has restored and repurposed dozens of historic buildings throughout the southeast for the past 26 years, including some of Atlanta’s most iconic buildings in Inman Park, Midtown and Little Five Points. The developer has received awards from the Historic Savannah Foundation and the Urban Design Commission for such important buildings as Fire Station #11 on North Avenue and The Castle at 87 Fifteenth Street in Midtown, and 13-17 West Bay Street in Savannah.


About Inman Park Properties, Inc.

Inman Park Properties, Inc. was founded in 1993 in Atlanta. Specializing in adaptive re-use and historic preservation, the company has offices throughout the Southeast.


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