By Aixa Pascual A new development of Craftsman-style micro-cottages one block from downtown Clarkston is giving some a shot at home ownership. Cottages on Vaughan, a neighborhood of eight one-bedroom ...
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By Aixa Pascual A new development of Craftsman-style micro-cottages one block from downtown Clarkston is giving some a shot at home ownership. Cottages on Vaughan, a neighborhood of eight one-bedroom homes – each under 492-square-feet built – sold out quickly earlier this year at prices that ranged from $120,000 to $200,000. None was subsidized. Cottages […]
By Paul Donsky The pandemic has changed so many of our routines: how we commute, how we shop, and how we spend our free time. A key question for regional planners and elected officials: How will this affect traffic on our roads and highways in the years and decades to come? It’s a complex, highly […]
By Paul Donsky ARC’s interactive housing data tool has received a makeover fit for an HGTV reality show. No walls were broken down or bathroom tile obliterated in the renovation, of course. This upgrade is all about the data. The Metro Atlanta Housing Strategy site’s goal remains the same: helping local officials better understand their local housing […]
By Aixa Pascual Recently released 2020 Census data confirms that the Hispanic population continues to be a major engine of growth in the 11-county Atlanta region. As we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, we share some key data points that show how the nation’s second-largest racial or ethnic group is shaping demographic trends across our metro area. Read […]
By Aixa Pascual COVID-19 has put the economy on a roller coaster ride. In the early days of the pandemic, unemployment rolls soared as businesses shed jobs. In April 2020, a record 20.5 million Americans lost their jobs, with unemployment reaching a mind-blowing 14.8%. The economy has recovered over the past year, but labor markets are still […]
By Aixa Pascual The U.S. Census Bureau recently released population counts for counties and metro areas from last year’s decennial Census, providing a treasure trove of data on growth and diversity in our region. The bottom line: Metro Atlanta continues to grow at a healthy clip. And we’re getting much more diverse. Dive into the numbers. […]
By Aixa Pascual With the U.S. Supreme Court overturning on Aug. 26 the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction freeze, distressed tenants in metro Atlanta and across the U.S. are running out of time and options, with many at risk of being evicted. Across the U.S., almost 8 million households are behind on their rent, according to the most […]
By Kate Sweeney How could 125 miles of trail along the Chattahoochee River transform our relationship with Atlanta’s natural landscape while truly serving the underinvested communities in its path? On the latest episode of the What’s Next ATL Podcast, we dig into the Chattahoochee Riverlands Project. It’s big. It’s ambitious. And it could transform the […]
By Paul Donsky and Jo-Leigh Warren When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, restaurants across metro Atlanta faced a crushing dilemma. How could they serve customers and stay in business while indoor dining was off limits or severely restricted? Some savvy eateries found a solution in an unlikely place: the parking lot. They moved […]
Peachtree Demonstration Project Creates Shared Space on Atlanta’s Signature Street By Kate Sweeney In this 9-minute listen, the What’s Next ATL podcast spent a morning out at the Peachtree Street Demonstration Project, which is testing how a three-block span of shared space for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists works for all those groups. Listen here or wherever you get […]