These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on architecture and design, commercial contractors, commercial real estate brokers, commercial real estate sponsors, residential real estate brokers, and residential real estate developers.
The project, which is slated to debut in fall 2019, will remove the large, vacant buildings that formerly housed Strip steakhouse, which closed in 2015, and Rosa Mexicano, which shuttered last year.
The official groundbreaking of Nobu Atlanta was star-studded, with appearances from Robert De Niro, Nobu Matsuhisa, Simon Malls executives, and city officials. But the high-profile project presented a few logistical challenges, such as what to do with the fire station housed beneath the Phipps Plaza parking deck.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.