Category: neighborhoods - Daily Agenda - Atlanta Magazine

Do financial projections for the new Braves stadium add up?

Cobb commissioners tout a consultant’s rosy economic forecast—and downplay costs to the county.

If the new Atlanta Braves stadium becomes the economic engine that boosters predict, it would be as likely as seeing Julio Teheran throw a perfect game. Economists say they know of no major league ballparks that justify their public subsidies. "Study after study after study agrees with this finding," said sports economist J.C. Bradbury of Kennesaw State University. "People don’t even study it any more, it’s so non-controversial." Read more...

Will a mural transform the scary Boulevard Tunnel?

Not on its own. But it will be a big step in the right direction for improving walkability in Cabbagetown and Old Fourth Ward.

When I moved to Cabbagetown a couple of years ago, I quickly learned what it means to be “on the other side of the tracks.” Literally. For those of us who live south of the CSX and MARTA rail lines that slice through the heart of intown Atlanta, getting around can be problematic. Read more...

Well, here’s another Atlanta Streetcar update

Good news: a construction milestone was achieved today. Bad news: it’s still unclear when the cars will start to run. Fun news: there's a pop-up shop preview party on Saturday!

Sure, the project is over budget and behind schedule and the exact details of who’s going to run it remain in limbo, but today the Atlanta Streetcar project reached a construction milestone as the last track concrete was poured—at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Sweet Auburn. Read more...

Planting No. 100,000 for Trees Atlanta

The organization will mark a milestone this week.

Trees Atlanta was founded in 1985 by Central Atlanta Progress, the Atlanta Parks Commission, and the Junior League of Atlanta. The organization was formed in response to massive tree loss cause by urban development. On March 27, the organization will plant its 100,000th tree. Read more...

What Cobb businesses might be taxed to help cover Braves stadium costs?

Details on a proposed 2,552-acre special tax district

The Braves' new neighbors in Cobb County may be in for sticker shock. A proposed tax district planned to help subsidize stadium construction would comprise more than double the taxable property in the existing Cumberland tax district. Read more...