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(July 13, 2018) ATLANTA – The Winter Johnson Group achieved a milestone at its Grant Park Gateway project for the City of Atlanta with the completion of excavation and the construction of a stabilized earthen wall for the partially below-grade parking garage.

Instead of holding the usual “topping out” celebration for a typical building, the Winter Johnson Group threw a “bottoming out” party on Friday, June 29, to celebrate the conclusion of excavation. Winter Johnson moved 102,000 cubic feet of dirt for the project. The earthen wall is 593 feet long, and 40 feet tall.

The Winter Johnson Group leads the project as design-builder, with Smith Dalia Architects as architect of record. Winter Johnson is a joint venture between Winter Construction and Johnson Construction Services.

The Grant Park Gateway will itself be a destination within Grant Park. Some key features of the Grant Park Gateway are:

  • A smart parking system that guides patrons to available spaces
  • Parking areas for both automobiles and bicycles, as well as Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
  • Amenities including expanded green space, a restaurant, a shade structure, a shaded terrace plaza, amazing views of downtown, terraced seating, a water feature, and a pedestrian overpass

Brent Reid, Managing Member of Winter Johnson Group, said, “The conclusion of excavation is an important milestone for us and a key component of our schedule for providing the City of Atlanta with a great new park facility.”

Adding to Reid’s comments, Artis Johnson, Managing Member of Winter Johnson Group, said, “We have an outstanding team for this project, and it is wonderful to celebrate this milestone and continued progress at the Grant Park Gateway.”

About Winter Johnson Group

The Winter Johnson Group (WJG) is a joint venture between Winter Construction and Johnson Construction Services. Formed in 2010, the joint venture is built on a relationship that goes back more than 20 years, extending from the Grady Memorial Hospital Renovation and Expansion Program on which Artis Johnson, serving as Deputy Program Manager, was responsible for overseeing the construction activities of Winter Construction on several of the program elements. Winter Construction and Johnson Construction Services formed Winter Johnson Group to pursue work together officially, each bringing valuable experience to the partnership. WJG is fully committed to fostering and developing minority, female, and small business enterprises as a key benchmark of its business operations.

Media Contact:

Sacha Turpin, Marketing Director, Winter Construction, 404-965-3369