BRT line in Atlanta gets millions in funding, but who asked for it?

According to the AJC. the federal government has awarded $12.6 million to MARTA for a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line from Midtown to the Turner Field redevelopment in Summerhill. That means the city is poised to follow through with spending $30 million in TSPLOST funds for the project, as was promised by former mayor Kasim…

Don’t let the BeltLine vision grow dim on Bill Kennedy Way

Thirteen years ago, my wife and I moved to Glenwood Park. We loved the community feel, the village scale density of 18-20 units per acre and the ability to walk to nearby commercial amenities that would surely come. We’ve watched the neighborhood fill up and turn over as young singles moved in, had children and…

Gulch plans knock passenger rail off track

Grand plans are moving forward for Downtown Atlanta’s Gulch, a tangle of railroad tracks and parking lots that has long been a gap in the city’s urban fabric. A proposal by Los Angeles-based CIM Group calls for a massive development to include 10 million square feet of office and retail alongside thousands of new apartments…