Historic rehab to mixed-use/commercial
When PRI was successful with the RFP issued by the City of Decatur in 1998 to purchase and renovate the dilapidated former hospital, the Historic Scottish Rite had fallen into grave disrepair. Designed and built by the noted Atlanta architect Neel Reid in 1920, its rehabilitation into a mixed-use commercial facility—complete with office space, an art gallery, community center, and restaurant—sparked the resurgence of the Oakhurst neighborhood into one of the metro area’s most desirable places to live since its opening in 2001.
East Lake Commons
As treasurer, Bruce worked closely with his friend, Jack Morse, the developer of East Lake Commons, to create this innovative, sustainable housing project in Decatur. The project was designed to foster community and preserve the environment. The result is an award winning, 60-unit townhouse village with a vibrant community building, parking on the perimeter, and a five-acre communal farm.