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Tuesday September 7, 2021 11:08 am EDT
Construction has begun on a small park in Midtown Atlanta that will transform a mass of asphalt into a more pedestrian-friendly setting, with landscaping, seating areas, wider sidewalks, relocated utilities, better lighting, art installations, repaved streets, fewer parking spaces, and a conversion of the intersection at Peachtree Street and Peachtree Place. midtownatl.com | more...

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Thursday September 2, 2021 09:40 am EDT
SCADShow Property Sold to Evangelical ChurchFree Chapel Worship Center has purchased the SCADShow property on 14 Street in Midtown according to a report by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The Gainesville, GA based evangelical church is run by Jentezen Franklin was a “spiritual advisor” to Donald Trump during his presidency. An AJC report in July reported that this sale has upset the... | more...

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Monday August 23, 2021 04:04 pm EDT
Atlanta’s largest green space was officially opened on Aug. 20 in a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. The 280-acre Westside Park cost $44 million and contains a 2.4 billion-gallon reservoir that could provide a 30-day emergency supply of water to the city. westsidepark-atl.com | more...

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Wednesday September 6, 2017 06:33 pm EDT
Ryan Gravel is the Lead Designer for the Atlanta City Design project. Ryan was also the inspiration for the Atlanta Beltline. | more...

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Thursday February 26, 2015 04:00 am EST
How far does Chick-fil-A CEO want to go to help 30314? | more...

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Thursday February 19, 2015 04:00 am EST
Atlanta can be more than a stop on the path of adulthood for young people | more...

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Thursday January 15, 2015 04:00 am EST
Beltline design process gives chance to rethink approach to homelessness | more...

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Wednesday December 10, 2014 04:00 am EST
Doesn't putting private advertisements on public spaces sound like a good plan? | more...


Housing

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Tuesday September 21, 2021 06:00 am EDT
ATL real estate still on the rise | more...

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Tuesday September 14, 2021 06:00 am EDT
Mayor plans affordable housing for Trinity Avenue | more...

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Monday August 30, 2021 03:48 pm EDT
The first phase of a major development in Midtown is underway at the corner of Spring Street and 10 Street. Called 1000 Spring, the multifamily project by Portman Residential will have 375 residential units and 11,000 square feet of retail space. “The development will introduce stylish new residences, modern amenities, and carefully curated street-level retailers to support the local fabric of... | more...

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Thursday August 26, 2021 05:57 pm EDT
A proposed tax break for constructing luxury housing along the Atlanta BeltLine was thrown out on Tuesday after having received tentative approval just months ago. The Development Authority of Fulton County deadlocked in a 4-4 vote, thus dismissing the $4.5 million subsidy for a Fairfield Residential project. www.ajc.com | more...

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Tuesday August 24, 2021 04:48 pm EDT
The population of metropolitan Atlanta grew by 16 percent over the course of the past decade but the region’s number of housing units grew by less than 12 percent, from about 1.8 million units to under 2 million, according to an analysis of recent U.S. Census data. An article in Atlanta Civic Circle says the data “paints a troubling picture — one that underscores a grim future for housing... | more...

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Monday August 9, 2021 04:09 pm EDT
News Roundup for Monday, August 9, 2021.  | more...

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Monday September 9, 2019 07:13 pm EDT
A guide to those who help those in need | more...

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Wednesday January 6, 2016 04:00 am EST
Lower rents, WRAS' rebirth, and a triumphant return for Manuel's | more...

Land Use

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Monday August 16, 2021 05:19 pm EDT
The International Downtown Association is promoting the creation of a federal tax credit to support the conversion of obsolete and excess office spaces into residential or mixed-use properties in the wake of changing work patterns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a press release, the Revitalizing Downtown Act, introduced in the U.S. Congress last month, would assist... | more...

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Thursday May 26, 2016 04:00 am EDT
Neighborhoods need more tools to combat dilapidated houses, illegal dumping | more...

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Thursday May 28, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Where does the community fit in with talks over former military base's sale? | more...

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Thursday January 16, 2014 04:00 am EST
Storied strip club wants Georgia Supreme Court's help to get Brookhaven to back off | more...

Preservation

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Wednesday September 15, 2021 06:00 am EDT
CAU to insure its history is safeguarded. | more...

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Tuesday September 14, 2021 06:00 am EDT
Will The Eagle be preserved? | more...

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Friday September 10, 2021 06:00 am EDT
Atlanta City Council goes against citizens’ wishes | more...

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Thursday September 9, 2021 06:00 am EDT
Bridging the future and the past | more...

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Wednesday August 25, 2021 04:08 pm EDT
The corner of Peachtree Street and Auburn Avenue will be the site of an abstract memorial to former Atlanta mayors Ivan Allen Jr. and Maynard Jackson. The design is a circular steel structure that stands 9 feet high and is 50 feet wide. Artist William Downs created an inner mural representing Atlanta from the 1960s to the 1990s, roughly the two mayors’ period of prominence. The final concept... | more...

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Tuesday August 24, 2021 04:43 pm EDT
Stone Mountain Park will get a new logo that eliminates the infamous carving depicting Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. The Stone Mountain Memorial Association voted Monday to make the change in acknowledgement of ongoing criticism of the park’s Confederate legacy. .ajc.com | more...

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Thursday August 19, 2021 06:22 pm EDT
“Lion of the Confederacy” forced into hibernation. | more...

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Thursday September 3, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Downtown doesn't need another parking lot. It needs to keep its historic buildings. | more...

Transportation

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Saturday September 25, 2021 06:00 am EDT
Atlanta transit may improve thanks to GA Tech. | more...

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Thursday September 23, 2021 06:00 am EDT
Where is it I’m going? | more...

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Thursday August 12, 2021 04:41 pm EDT
The Georgia Commute Options organization is spearheading efforts to improve air quality by spurring local commuters to help remove one million pounds of carbon dioxide (CO) from the atmosphere by recording one million miles of “clean” trips. GCO chief Roz Tucker said in a press release, “We hope the Million Air Challenge inspires people to walk, bike, use scooters, take public transportation,... | more...

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Thursday August 12, 2021 04:22 pm EDT
The damaged bridge on Cheshire Bridge Road may have to be demolished and rebuilt from scratch, a process that could take a year or more, Department of Transportation Commissioner Josh Rowan told a city council meeting Wednesday. The road was closed indefinitely on Aug. 4 after a fire under the bridge ignited a gas line. ajc.com | more...

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Monday August 9, 2021 04:12 pm EDT
A recent Georgia Department of Transportation investigation revealed MARTA violated numerous safety rules, and found evidence of a toxic culture in which officers were afraid to report violations. Reportedly, workers also had to work long hours without breaks. MARTA criticized the investigation as flawed, biased, and one-sided, and said the GDOT did not interview any of the transit system's... | more...

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Friday July 16, 2021 04:00 am EDT
Georgia Dept of Transportation seeking private funds for i-285 tolls.  | more...

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Tuesday July 6, 2021 02:30 pm EDT
Mayor Bottoms wastes little time elevating Balram Bheodari as Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s new general manager.  | more...

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Friday July 2, 2021 06:19 pm EDT
LIME Scooters bringing 1,500 scooters and 500 electric bikes to Atlanta.  | more...



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