Mark Gresham | 13 FEB 2019 @ 3:25pm ET
ATLANTA, GA – The Atlanta Music Project announced this afternoon the signing of a 12-year lease on property that will serve as its first ever headquarters, establishing physical roots in a community the organization has served since its founding nine years ago. The AMP Center for Performance & Education will include a 150-seat performance hall, ten rehearsal spaces and office space.
The 7,500 square foot former grocery store, located in the Capitol View neighborhood southwest of downtown Atlanta, is conveniently within walking distance of both Oakland City MARTA station and the Atlanta Beltline Westside Trail.
To fund the project, AMP launched The Next Movement capital campaign in the spring of 2018 and reports that the fund has now reached the 80% mark toward a goal of $2.9 million. Lead gifts to the effort were made by the Chick-fil-A Foundation and the Chestnut Family Foundation.
The Next Movement capital campaign will support the buildout of the AMP Center for Performance & Education, the purchase of modular, sound isolating rehearsal rooms, and key program enhancements including new instruments, concert uniforms and a passenger van as well as strengthen the organization’s cash reserves and establish a modest endowment.
Tenant improvements on the property have commenced and buildout of the space will begin once the capital campaign goal is reached, with completion tentatively scheduled for this summer. ■