Sunday, July 22, 2018
Jackson Street Bridge Park Atlanta

City of Atlanta announces plans for a mini-park on the Jackson Street Bridge

The bridge has long been a beloved spot to take in one of Atlanta’s best views of the downtown skyline. Now the people who gather along its narrow sidewalk to snap photos of the cityscape will have a little extra room.
Hotel Clermont

A peek at the renovated Hotel Clermont’s hip rooms and vintage furnishings

The newly renovated rooms at the Hotel Clermont occupy the sweet spot for those who want a playfully retro atmosphere but not at the expense of creature comforts. Now the real question: When will it open?
Atlanta Streetcar

Commentary: Connecting MARTA’s proposed light rail to the current Atlanta Streetcar is a mistake

Back in November, voters overwhelmingly approved a sales tax increase to fund transit expansion in the City of Atlanta. MARTA just released its ideal expansion plans, which include bus rapid transit crisscrossing the city, late night and weekend bus service, and 21 miles of light rail. But there is a fatal flaw: the light rail infrastructure goes through one of the most congested part of town, the downtown path of the Atlanta Streetcar.
Atlanta BeltLine Transit

What’s going on with transit on the Atlanta BeltLine?

With tax dollars rolling in, city and MARTA officials are having to prioritize their transit wish list. And to the dismay of the BeltLine’s creator, Ryan Gravel, it’s looking like light rail along the loop may be sacrificed on the altar of expediency and cost. We broke down what's happening right now with transit along the BeltLine.
Rebuilding Bankhead

Rebuilding Bankhead: How an effort to revive Grove Park aims to not leave residents behind

Long neglected by developers and city planners, Grove Park’s turn in the gentrification spotlight is attributable to its proximity not just to downtown but also to some of the most ambitious green-space initiatives in Atlanta’s history. But an effort is underway to ensure Grove Park’s transformation doesn't come at the cost of its longtime residents.
How to bring Amazon HQ2 to Atlanta

A modest proposal to get Amazon’s HQ2 in Atlanta: Make stuff up

Atlanta really, really, wants to be the site of Amazon’s HQ2, but we've got some problems that could halt that. How do we fix our issues before the Amazon delegation arrives to inspect our city? Like a steel plate over a pothole, let's cover 'em up.
Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail

The city’s purchase of the Southside Trail land is a huge deal for the Atlanta BeltLine

On Thursday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will announce that the city and Atlanta BeltLine Inc. have struck a $25.8 million deal with CSX to purchase the 4.5-mile segment that will become the BeltLine Southside Trail. The unused railroad corridor stretches past Grant Park and Chosewood Park and, once the construction of a bike path is complete, will connect the Westside and Eastside Trails.
Grant Henry Church Sister Louisa's Sanctuary camp

Grant Henry’s next big (ad)venture: A bucolic campground named Sister Louisa’s Sanctuary

Rural Spalding County isn’t the first place you’d expect to find a man who sometimes goes by “Sister Louisa,” and who has become synonymous with Edgewood Avenue nightlife. But Church bar owner Grant Henry's next big project involves transforming a 44-acre former Girls Scouts campground into a retreat and events space.
Atlanta Dairies

Reynoldstown’s Atlanta Dairies project is taking longer than expected. The developer tells us why.

Atlanta Dairies was initially projected to open in 2016, transforming 11 acres in Reynoldstown into a mixed-use hub. Three years later, that’s still the plan, but the whole thing is very much a work-in-progress. Why? It’s complicated, says David Cochran, Paces’s president and CEO.
The Gulch

Commentary: The Gulch could connect downtown—and more. We can’t squander that opportunity.

Done right, CIM Group’s redevelopment of the Gulch could stitch together more than 200 acres in downtown, creating a new chunk of the city core. The opportunity to build a new grid, one that’s open to pedestrians and transit users, doesn’t come along often. We can’t design and develop for one tenant or one use. We’ve got one chance to do it right.

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