Here’s my new favorite fact about our sprawl: the 28-county region that the U.S. Census bureau considers to be metro Atlanta has a bigger land area than the entire state of Massachusetts (8,376 square miles vs. 7,800).
In her new hybrid memoir-urban history, Hannah Palmer explores the airport’s impact on Atlanta's south side. We recently spoke with her about the book’s inspiration and her vision for the communities surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson.
After 20 years, Atlanta’s original transit-oriented development is a relative ghost town, but its new owners hope a $70M upgrade and art infusion will change that.
Since early 2014, the two-mile stretch of Memorial Drive east of the Downtown Connector has become the site of one of Atlanta’s biggest development booms. With more than 1,300 apartments and condos under development, Paces Properties CEO David Cochran envisions the strip becoming “the next Inman Park.”
The Highland Inn has new owners who promise they won’t raze the historic structure, but big changes are on the way.
Shaneel Lalani, a newcomer to downtown’s development scene, will lead the overhaul of the 400,000-square-foot property located next to the region’s busiest rail station, in the city’s densest neighborhood, and near to billion-dollar redevelopment plans from both CIM Group and Newport.
Relaunched as FlatironCity, the building’s “Next Gen Office Space” (think two-gigabit internet service and fridges stocked with craft beer) was more than 70 percent leased before its grand opening in May.
If Jim Irwin were developing an office building on Ponce de Leon Avenue 20 years ago, he probably would not have cared so much about how the back of the building looked.
Mayor Kasim Reed this morning is unveiling the city’s design for a 1,000-space, $48 million parking deck at Grant Park that will replace the space-wasting, seven-acre parking lot off Boulevard officials say is insufficient. The three-tier deck will be partially embedded into the hillside and—in a move that helped win support from the neighborhood and park advocates—capped by a green roof and a restaurant with views of the Downtown skyline in the distance.
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.