News Briefs: Pullman Yard death; Olympics Museum revamp; BeltLine home financing

Alexander "Ty" Flynn (Courtesy of Facebook)
Alexander “Ty” Flynn (Courtesy of Facebook)

Alexander “Ty” Flynn of Dunwoody died after falling from the roof of one of the buildings at Pullman Yard in Kirkwood, according to Reporter Newspapers.  Thee Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the accident. On Friday, May 13, Flynn and two friends entered the Pullman Train Yard to skateboard and explore the property, according to the GBI. The property is closed to the public and numerous reports of trespassing on the state-owned site have been reported over the years, according to the GBI. According to the report, Flynn found a ladder on one side of a building and climbed it to the roof. When he tried walking across the roof, he apparently stepped on a fiberglass skylight and fell through the roof, dropping 40 feet to the concrete floor. He died from his injuries.

The Centennial Olympic Games Museum at the Atlanta History Center will close for renovation Aug. 22. The closing will allow for two important developments: construction of a hallway that will connect the Atlanta History Center’s new Allen Atrium with the Lloyd and Mary Whitaker Cyclorama building, currently under development at West Paces Ferry and Slaton roads; and to make way for a new Centennial Olympic Games Museum exhibition that takes a longer view of the ’96 Games from a two-decades-later perspective. The museum is slated to reopen in 2017.

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) have announced the reopening of the affordable housing finance partnership: the Atlanta BeltLine Housing Initiative Program (HIP). The HIP offers up to $3 million in grant funding for the purchase of new homes or the rehabilitation of existing homes along the BeltLine corridor. Funding is available exclusively to FHLBank Atlanta shareholder financial institutions and their eligible customers earning 80 percent or less than the area median income. Eligible participants include households at or below 80 percent of the area median income. Eligible properties include single-family homes within the Atlanta BeltLine Planning Area and must serve as the primary residence. Borrowers must contribute at least $1,000 toward the purchase of a home. Interested homebuyers should contact the Atlanta BeltLine at AtlantaBeltLineHomes.com to begin an application.

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