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Coronavirus and shelter-in-place impact in Atlanta

News and updates on how the novel coronavirus is affecting housing, transit, parks, and other aspects of daily life. Plus, tips on how to manage at home.

Open thread: Has Atlanta’s response to the coronavirus outbreak matched expectations? 

It’s been a month since widespread closings began. Have city leaders gotten it right thus far?

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Your ultimate guide to Atlanta's most iconic, beloved signs

Quirky, historic, holy, or just plain weird—Atlanta’s loaded with noteworthy signage.

I live car-free in Atlanta—and I love it

Despite roadway hazards and irrational drivers, I’ll always prefer to walk and bike.

Solved: The case of Midtown’s missing, historic magnolias marker

In the shadow of today’s Ponce City Market, the Ponce Springs area transformed into a pond, a ballpark, and then a shopping mall, as two grand trees witnessed it all.

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Home, soothing home

What science, color psychology, and interior designers tell us about creating a comforting space.

West Midtown’s Star Metals project inks 10,000 square feet of... something

Expect an "activity-based" destination at the upcoming mixed-use development.

Georgia Tech’s Living Building, the Southeast’s greenest, is a marvel of efficiency and spare parts

Now finished, metro Atlanta’s most environmentally advanced structure aims to be a self-sustaining launchpad for big ideas.

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Waiting Game: How Atlanta’s building boom can make homebuying a high-stakes wager 

"We’ve lived in a lot of major cities before... We’ve never experienced anything like this."

Photos: Summerhill overhaul soldiers on through coronavirus pandemic

While some retail and restaurants have shuttered temporarily, more are on the way.

North of Atlanta, the ‘School Bus Graveyard’ is a wonderland of public art

What started as a means to thwart thieves has evolved into a bizarre, beautiful mecca for art enthusiasts around the world.

New doc chronicles the downfall, communal resolve of Atlanta’s notorious ‘Little Vietnam’

Unflinching PBS documentary "East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story" was produced by Ken Burns.

As investment pours in, a ‘new Stone Mountain Village’ aims to rise

Brewers, developers, creatives, and other entrepreneurs call the village an up-and-coming, historic gem among metro Atlanta downtowns—its reputation be damned

My Atlanta: Janaya Keaton was just evicted, and she blames gentrification

The Atlanta educator and mother of two loved her Adair Park street—until she couldn’t afford it.

Doraville inks deal to replace dying strip mall with affordable housing development

Officials: $50-million project is moving forward on the site of a Peachtree Industrial Boulevard shopping plaza.

Roswell activists: Metro Atlanta’s most impassioned preservationists, or the NIMBYs from hell?

In the historic core of a growing suburban city, that is the question.

First look: South of downtown, row of 11 townhomes planned with Gold Dome views

Mechanicsville project called "Vertical Row" is moving forward with prices beginning in the $400Ks.

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Atlanta’s most walkable, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, ranked

When it comes to walkability and transit access, downtown Atlanta shines—relatively speaking.

Random acts of neighborly kindness, solidarity abound in Atlanta right now

Despite coronavirus restrictions, one Decatur boy had a birthday surprise for the ages.

How the trashy ‘Pit of Peachtree’ became Midtown’s most prominent pocket park

Grassroots activism turned an infamous dump at 10th and Peachtree streets into a gathering place, christened with a six-pack of Budweiser.

‘Urban reclamation’ meets Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward

The Southeast’s largest adaptive-reuse project was supposed to be a cornerstone of Atlanta’s most dynamic neighborhood. Has Ponce City Market delivered?

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In a city of trees, 7 signs your Atlanta home might be in danger

What’s worse this year: Heavy, heavy rains have strained the root systems of trees around the city.

Is coronavirus driving Atlanta tiny home sales?

Forced to remain home, Atlanta is on pace for a 150 percent increase in Accessory Dwelling Unit sales this year.

Report: Gwinnett among U.S. counties where people traveled most as coronavirus ramped up

The county has since issued a stay-at-home order and threatened to punish violators with fines and jail time.

$245K buys this large, century-old loft space in the heart of downtown

Recently listed, the Somar Lofts unit has a covered balcony, a "Walker’s Paradise" rating, and rawness to spare.

Fulton County order to punish Atlantans who leave home for nonessential activities

Fines, jail time possible after officials demand stricter enforcement of social distancing guidelines.

How Atlanta’s short-term rental market is affected by, responding to coronavirus

Two hosts describe the challenges—"I lost literally all my bookings due to cancellations"—as Airbnb announces nationwide support.

How Poncey-Highland townhomes next to Manuel’s Tavern are shaping up

The 550 North Highland project is planned to start in the high $700Ks.

Analysis: Georgia has country’s ‘least exposed’ economy during coronavirus crisis

In other COVID-19 outbreak news, Atlanta Streets Alive has made contingency plans, and Decatur taxpayers catch a break.

Updated loft neighboring Ponce City Market called ‘spotless’ costs $450K

It’s a two-bedroom corner unit at Old Fourth Ward’s Glen Iris Lofts.

Perimeter cities appeal to GDOT for multi-use trail space in interstate expansion plans

Brookhaven has launched a study to determine the feasibility of a trail network near Interstate 285.

While sheltering at home, how to explore Georgia from your Atlanta couch

Events at Atlanta museums, live theater, concerts, comedy shows, and field trips through nature—it’s all a click away.

Lindbergh MARTA stop’s transit-oriented community primed for makeover

Architect: "We’re activating the site and creating a place people will choose to be."

Beltline CEO: ‘We’re discouraging casual use’ during coronavirus restrictions

In Q&A, Atlanta Beltline head Clyde Higgs discusses the importance of keeping trails open—but safe—in unprecedented times.

At $669K, updated 1920s bungalow is Inman Park’s least expensive house at the moment

Features include inimitable pine floors, five decorative fireplaces, and classic 12-foot ceilings.

Atlantic Station’s overhauled central park still primed for April debut

Three new restaurants are bound for the expanding shopping district’s focal green space.

Third and final tower tops out at State Farm’s transit-oriented campus in Dunwoody

The insurance giant is bringing new density to the Perimeter area.

Amid uncertain market, Midtown’s largest new condo building announces completion

Marketing officials call the Juniper Street location paramount.

Photos: Replacing historic recording studio, downtown’s Margaritaville tower is on the rise

The Jimmy Buffett-branded high-rise is expected to feature timeshare units and a 14,000-square-foot restaurant.