Private Streets at Underground: Finding a Better Solution

Published on Jan. 8, 2016 by Per Johnson This past Thursday the Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association (ADNA) issued a demand letter to the City asking it to repeal Ordinance 16-O-1611. This rushed and poorly-considered ordinance abandons several blocks of Pryor and Alabama Streets (see image below) to facilitate the sale of Underground Atlanta. The letter asks…

Atlanta Relapses into the Past with Plans for More Parking in South Downtown

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Darin Givens [ATL Urbanist] A new City of Atlanta resolution has authorized over $42,000 for a project geared toward adding new parking at four spots in South Downtown, including: Additional levels of parking to the Government Parking Deck on Central Avenue Additional parking deck at the City Plaza Apartments New parking deck…

Six-Year Report from the Downtown Atlanta Livability Front

Posted on September 1, 2016 by Darin Givens [ATL Urbanist] Six years ago this month my wife and I signed a lease on a condo rental in Downtown Atlanta’s Fairlie-Poplar district. We moved in a few weeks afterward, with our little boy in tow. It was a big decision to make, since Downtown wasn’t really the…

Transportation priorities in Downtown Atlanta, 1908 versus 2016

This weeks’s Throwback Thursday from MARTA Guide has a great 1908 pic of Union Station in Downtown Atlanta. This is roughly the location of the currently-in-the-news parking deck owned by the state. The city wants to get ownership of the deck from the state by swapping city-owned Memorial Park & Bobby Jones Golf Course for…