Plans to relocate Buckhead's are moving along with positive momentum, according to Chair Sally Silver.
Silver made that announcement at Tuesday's NPU-B meeting at the . She explained that an earlier meeting with a structural engineer and representatives from the 2500 Peachtree Condominium Association, , the Atlanta Preservation Center and several other interested parties went well.
"We made great progress on things," she said. "Many parties have an interest in moving it to a new location."
Indeed, one of the interested parties is the Condo Association, as May Massey, property manager of the 2500 Peachtree Condominium Association, sat in the audience at the NPU-B meeting while Silver detailed the progress being made. A memorandum of understanding, a document that describes a bilateral or multilateral agreement between parties, is currently being drafted, Silver said.
The Condo Association , which was built in 1924 and is the only remaining example of the mansions that once had a strong presence on Peachtree Road.
So far, several sites have been offered as new locations for the historic house should it be able to be moved, although Silver did not provide details.
"I have already been in discussions with multiple folks about providing a site and have had interest from people even donating locations," she said.
A fundraising effort has begun in earnest, she said, and every dollar will help.
"Buckhead Heritage Society has agreed to put those funds in holding for us," she said. "If, God forbid, the whole thing falls through the monies would be returned to whoever sent them."
One surprising statement Silver made was in defense of the Condo Association, which she said doesn't deserve all the blame in this situation. The original developer apparently confessed to her that the home had been moved the first time in such a way to hinder the chances of it being able to survive.
"There is a lot of background that the general public doesn't have in regard to their [the Condo Association's] situation and they are not the complete villains in this."
For now, Silver is satisfied with the cooperation between the parties involved. She simply hopes that funds will come in to help make the hoped for move a reality.
"The Condo Association is interested in a great outcome, as are we. Let's get to it," she said.