Next stop, Cop City? What’s happening with the controversial plan for a new police and fire training center in DeKalb
On September 8, Atlanta City Council voted 10 to 4 in favor of a proposal to build a training center for police and firefighters on 85 acres of land in south DeKalb County. The vote came amid fierce controversy and followed 17 hours of public comment. Here's why many groups are opposed to the plan, and what could happen next.
“No matter what you put there, it will always be a landmark.”
For decades, local development authorities and state economic officials have handed out hundreds of millions of dollars to help build high-rises, subsidize warehouses, and woo out-of-state businesses. Why should private companies and well-financed property developers get a cut of public funds?
If you’ve been to the Westside recently, you likely noticed the L-shaped building rising at the corner of 14th Street and Howell Mill Road. Here are the tenants you'll find coming soon to the Interlock, including mini golf, ice cream, tacos, a rooftop bar, and more.
Yet in a city famed for diversity, his business, Xmetrical, is a Black-owned anomaly.
A year into the pandemic, metro Atlanta’s real-estate and development industry is damaged, uneven, relatively strong, and absolutely killing it
Atlanta’s disparate Covid-19 recovery is a juxtaposition of post-lockdown winners and losers in a city known for both civil rights and glaring economic disparity.
Long before Covid-19 clamped down upon so many Atlantans’ livelihoods, skyrocketing housing costs and other ills of gentrification were forcing city dwellers—especially younger ones—to get creative when it came to living arrangements. That trend has only accelerated since the pandemic.