The visioning process has started for a new park in Buckhead that’s adjacent to PATH 400, the multiuse trail being built along the Ga. 400 corridor that is to link with the Atlanta BeltLine, Livable Buckhead, Inc. announced Friday.
A park planned for a site adjacent to PATH400, on Old Ivy Road, provides this view of the Buckhead skyline. Credit: Livable Buckhead
The park is to be established at 519 Old Ivy Road. The parcel measures 0.65 acres and is located ...more
Atlanta’s airport plans to hire a company to build and operate a recycling facility that ultimately is to handle 200,000 tons a year of airport waste and yard clippings collected around town, refuse that otherwise would end up in a landfill, according to a bid released Monday.
The project is part of the airport’s move toward a zero waste program.
The Green Acres ATL Energy Park is to be built on at least 30 acres on the airport’s grounds that the vendor ...more
The Atlanta City Council has provided $48,000 to the ongoing effort to improve the area around West End and Morehouse College, an area that a Georgia Tech plan suggests is on the brink of revitalization.
This effort is in addition to the city’s plans to develop a complete streets project along a major corridor just to the north of Morehouse College. The city plans to install bike lanes, sidewalks and a linear park along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, all the ...more
For any number of reasons, Charleston tugs on Atlanta’s heartstrings. Atlanta’s new planning commissioner seems comfortable with this relation, and has devised a deft response to questions about why he left his job as planning commissioner with the Holy City.
Atlanta Planning Commissioner Tim Keane said he and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed have a “good relation,” and “care about the same things.” Credit: David Pendered
“I love coming to Atlanta because it’s the capitol of the South,” Tim Keane said. “Atlanta ...more
A plan to double spending on bicycle and pedestrian amenities by 2040, and add transit capacity, has earned a federal award for the transportation planning organization for Chattanooga, and its suburbs in Georgia.
Chattanooga’s plans to double spending on bike lanes and walking paths, such as the Riverwalk, helped the region win a federal award for its transportation planning. Credit: iamfriday.me
“Building a world-class transportation system doesn’t happen overnight, and never by accident,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a ...more
Georgia State University and Morehouse School of Medicine have received a $400,000 federal grant to promote healthier food and physical activity in black neighborhoods in southwest Atlanta, where rates of diabetes and cardiovascular disease are especially high.
Most of Atlanta’s neighborhoods located south of Buckhead are identified as low income, with low access to grocery stores that provide healthy food, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Credit: usda.gov
In addition, Atlanta is poised to address the city’s food deserts through ...more
Sidewalks, bicycle lanes and round-abouts could be installed along Memorial Drive sooner than later if commercial property owners support a possible tax hike. A newly formed group of volunteers is to devise a plan and gauge interest.
Earth movers worked Wednesday to create a site for pending construction next to the Atlanta Dairies building, on Memorial Drive. Credit: David Pendered
Given the appetite for redevelopment in the Memorial Drive corridor, the possible self-taxing district has potential support from land owners. The ...more
Most days at the port of Savannah, about 20 trains arrive to drop a load of goods for export, reload with imports, and depart a few hours later. The state plans to grow this business with a network of transport hubs in five surrounding states.
The Chatham Intermodal Transfer Facility has 15,000 feet of working railroad tracks and 7,500 feet of storage tracks in a facility that covers 160 acres. Credit: GPA
“The concept we’ll develop over the next couple of ...more
A coalition of organizations around Turner Field intend to ask Mayor Kasim Reed on Tuesday to defer any deal to redevelop the ballpark and its parking lots until after a $275,000 visioning plan is complete.
The Turner Field study area, that’s to be evaluated in a $275,000 visioning plan, encompasses about 1,340 acres at and around the ballpark. Credit: ARC
In February, the Atlanta Regional Commission announced it will help fund a study of about 1,340 acres around the stadium. The ...more
Priced at about $1 billion, the reconstruction of the interchange of I-285 and Ga. 400 is to cost almost a third of some estimates for building the $3.6 billion transit system envisioned for the Atlanta Streetcar and Atlanta BeltLine.
Placing those two figures side-by-side illustrates the enormous sums of money contemplated to maintain, if not improve, mobility in and around the city of Atlanta.
Atlanta’s planned transit systems are unfunded, for the most part. They’re intended to serve the city’s growing population, ...more