After decades of pushback to a regional transit approach, governments in the northern metro are beginning to think big-picture. With new studies and a request to the state legislature for help, transit may be getting on track.
Gwinnett County, long a bastion of sprawling suburbia, is now paving the way for the world’s tallest building. At least, in theory. A new rule allows for development of unlimited height around Gwinnett Center Mall. Any investors?
Earlier this month, three redevelopment projects from around the metro were recognized for their impact at the Metro Atlanta Redevelopment Summit. The biggest takeaway? There are some pretty great projects, and champions of good urbanism, in Atlanta.
A thoughtful analysis by BuildZoom, an online marketplace for the construction industry, illustrates how Atlanta's inglorious "poster child for urban sprawl" nickname was probably justified all along. This place just swelled and swelled and swelled.
Most metro ATL bridges are pretty boring, constructed of basic concrete or painted steel But now, spruced-up designs include decorative arches, plantings, and lighting. What were once merely necessary pieces of infrastructure are becoming showpieces.
Ever wonder how the other half lives? Here's an interesting fact: There are human beings Outside The Perimeter who reside in homes with their own salons, indoor basketball courts and small-scale concert venues. Don't believe it? Here's proof:
With population booming and traffic getting worse, is Atlanta reaching a critical point? A study about health and the amount of time we spend in our cars seems to indicate so. Granted, if people start dying from traffic, it may be self-inflicted.
Peachtree Corners is hoping to lure a certain generation away from the city by building "Millennial Housing" surrounding a lake in Gwinnett County. Called "Twin Lakes" and with amenities including paddle boats, it pretty much sounds like summer camp.