In recent years, old industrial spaces and abandoned lots in neighborhoods across West Midtown (a more specific sliver of the city than Westside, that is) have quickly morphed into high-end apartments, boutique shops, and some of Atlanta’s most celebrated restaurants.
Perhaps too quickly, some would argue.
Road and other infrastructure improvements have failed to keep up with the growth. And there are no signs of the boom slowing down—or at least there weren’t.
Now, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports the Atlanta City Council is mulling a moratorium that would stop new construction in the neighborhood for up to four months.
Supported by the district’s councilman, Ivory Lee Young, Jr., the initiative could potentially impact Howell Station, Home Park, and the Marietta Street Artery, in addition to West Midtown.
The ordinance, if approved, would affect only properties currently zoned commercial and industrial.
The thinking goes that the development pause would allow city officials to craft a master vision for the booming district.
For more on the impact of the moratorium, check out the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
- Building moratorium proposed for West Midtown [Atlanta Business Chronicle; subscriber]