Athens residents gathered with handmade protest signs at the corner of East Broad and Wilkerson streets in front of Landmark Properties’ construction site on Friday, March 5, 2021.

Landmark Properties plans to build a parking deck in Potterytown, a historic neighborhood located between downtown Athens and the North Oconee River. During the protest, Cooper Holmes, Madeline Polits and Morgan King expressed their hopes for more community involvement and transparency in regards to future construction projects that may take place in historic Athens neighborhoods.