Tyler Perry in talks to buy close down Army Base Ft. McPherson He's Making Major Moves
|Tyler Perry in talks to buy close down Army Base Ft. McPherson|
Currently, Perry owns Tyler Perry Studios in the nearby Greenbriar neighborhood. His Greenbriar studio has been the hub of Atlanta filmmaking. Major studios have leased production space from Perry because his studio was the best outside of Hollywood. The Ft. McPherson deal has the wholehearted support of Mayor Kasim Reed and other major players in the city. The exact acreage to be purchased has not been revealed but Tyler is expected to spend $30 to $35 million on the land deal.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the city will now begin “robust” conversations with the filmmaker.
Reed said Perry will eventually present his redevelopment vision to the neighboring communities. He believes such a development will draw other businesses to the area.
“He’s had an amazing career in Atlanta,” Reed said. “And I wanted to do everything I could to have him keep his businesses here.”
The impact to the area would be dramatic, giving a boost to small businesses and attracting new business. Perry has been very smart and visionary in his real estate purchases. His most recent purchase was a 1,000 acre plot of land in mostly rural Douglas County, Georgia.