Redeveloping Ft. McPherson
You may have missed this. Hell, I nearly missed it, and then continued to forget about it. If you don’t like to click on things: Ft. McPherson is being redeveloped.
And the rendering looks a whole fucking lot like another Atlantic Station. People like Atlantic Station, sure, but it’s such a separate entity from the rest of Midtown and the surrounding smaller residential neighborhoods. While I personally can’t think of a better proposal, I certainly don’t like this one.
However, Atlanta Intown notes:
Fort McPherson has the benefit of being in close proximity to two MARTA transit stations, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Downtown Atlanta, and numerous higher education and health facilities. It is also close to several landmarks such as HiFi Buys Amphitheater and Turner Field.
In addition, the two MARTA transit stations that serve the surrounding neighborhoods are Lakewood/ Ft. McPherson Station at the SE corner and Oakland City Station in the NE corner. This neighboring area is also served by a number of bus routes.
All of that transit service is much better than what Atlantic station has, being a (long) 4 block walk from Arts Center station, and with bus service by the ASS and the 113.
The Fort McPherson Zoning and Land-Use Blueprint public meetings will be held at the Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, March 24 (in the Dennard Center Ballroom) and March 31. For more information contact Jewelle Kennedy with the city of Atlanta’s Bureau of Planning at 404-330-6145 or Councilmember Joyce Sheperd at 404-330-6053.