Atlanta’s Downtown Connector is a bit like a house that’s been expanded with additional rooms, in the form of bridges, and now there’s a lot of conversation about adding a second floor – in the form a platform above the highway that would host greenspace and buildings – and sprucing up the 10th Street Bridge.
By Guest Columnist MIKE DOBBINS, professor of the practice of planning at Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture and former Atlanta planning commissioner
With the Atlanta City Council’s action to approve the CIM deal to develop the Gulch in Downtown Atlanta, what should city officials and citizens be doing to follow up the many, many complicated steps, approvals, and financial transactions that will now persist over a 20-plus year timeframe?
Last week’s election did more to reshape the political map of Georgia than any since 2002, when Sonny Perdue’s victory in the governor’s race triggered the shift to a Republican majority in the General Assembly. We can say that, even before the last details of the election have been ironed out.
As of this writing, Underground Atlanta is, for the most part, closed to Atlantans. Cautious optimism is the order of the day as Atlantans concerned about this valuable section of Atlanta’s history await its next incarnation. Perhaps, while you wait, you should consider visiting another of Atlanta’s historic gems, the Michael C. Carlos Museum on […]
By King Williams On Nov. 4, 2008, in downtown Atlanta, I experienced one of the greatest moments of my life – the election of Barack Obama. Watching Obama’s victory in a friend’s apartment with a dozen others, there was a sense of collective joy that I had never felt in my life. People were celebrating […]
It’s Christmas and the family has gathered in Chicago. During an otherwise normal holiday dinner, the hostess, Ruth (Blythe Danner), with a sweet smile asks her guests, “And how do you two know each other?”
Given that Nick (Michael Shannon) and Bridget (Hilary Swank) are brother and sister and Ruth is their mom, it’s a bit awkward. It is also a bittersweet reminder that her Alzheimer’s isn’t getting any better.
A few acres of land north of the Lakewood Fairgrounds has been transformed from a tract so disturbed that a federal report said it could barely support wildlife to a heavily planted wetland that has been certified as a wildlife sanctuary by the Atlanta Audubon Society.Read More »
The Georgia Water Coalition’s latest report on the state’s most polluted waters shifts the traditional focus of the Dirty Dozen from the most polluted places to the “politics, policies and issues” that most threaten Georgia’s water.Read More »
Two Atlanta nonprofits are celebrating being named the 2018 Bank of America Neighborhood Builders grant recipients. Quest Community Development Organization and Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) will each receive $200,000 – a $400,000 investment from Bank of America to increase affordable housing and generate jobs.Read More »
The contest among more than a dozen cities in the U.S. and Canada to host Amazon's second headquarters is over and Atlanta didn't win. But the list of incentives the state offered — and the list of restaurants where they took Amazon — became a public document upon the loss.Read More »
The good news about Atlanta not getting picked for Amazon’s second or third headquarters is that the region doesn’t face the prospect the wsj.com framed in this headline: Amazon’s Move to Long Island City Sparks Condo Frenzy.Read More »
Joselyn Butler Baker has been named as the new president of the Grady Health Foundation, beginning Dec. 3. In her new role, she will be responsible for raising financial and civic support for the Grady Health System. Baker is succeeding Renay Blumenthal, who left the foundation in October, to become vice president of the Marcus Foundation.Read More »