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5 Ideas for Redeveloping Atlanta’s Hulsey Yard

By Paul Donsky and Kate Sweeney

For about four decades, the Hulsey train yard just east of downtown Atlanta bustled with activity nearly 24 hours a day.

But last week, the yard suddenly grew silent. Owner CSX closed the 70-acre facility, shifting freight traffic to a facility in south Fulton County, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

While CSX hasn’t yet said whether it will sell the property, the prospect of redevelopment has people talking, and dreaming big. After all, it’s a prime location – bookended by two MARTA stations, bisected by the Atlanta BeltLine trail, and wedged between some of the most desirable intown neighborhoods.

What’s Next ATL reached out to a few key stakeholders and community leaders to get their take on what should—or should not—happen to this key piece of real estate. Read more.


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