When Atlanta rang in the new year with the Peach Drop at Underground, plans called for the sale and redevelopment of the site soon after. Now, after countless missed deadlines, the city claims the deal is still alive.
Last summer, local nonprofit Soccer in the Streets presented a radical idea to enliven Five Points MARTA Station — fill an abandoned plaza on top of the station with a soccer pitch. Just six months later, the pitch is a hit.
Earlier this month, the Atlanta City Council made waves when it approved a measure to abandon some of Atlanta’s oldest streets for private redevelopment. Now, some citizens angered by the decision are threatening legal action.
Multiple firms are sharking Underground Atlanta with hopes of stepping in if the property’s sale to WRS doesn’t materialize, the AJC reports. A longstanding deadline to make the WRS deal happen (or not) looms in January.
With development encroaching from all sides, the Georgia Building Authority announced this week it will sell one of Atlanta’s largest dormant properties, an abandoned Kirkwood rail facility that spans 27 acres and includes five century-old warehouses.
For more than a year, plans have been floating for the revitalization of Underground Atlanta. While specifics still aren’t clear on the heels of large concessions, the Atlanta City Council has voted to give over three streets to private control.
In late 2013, we strapped on our collective thinking caps and set out to photograph, for posterity’s sake, some of Atlanta’s "most annoyingly vacant places" as one of the first installments in the Visual Journeys series. Here’s an update.
The Masquerade will soon be ready to open in Underground Atlanta, following months of frantic preparation. Meanwhile, a future home on the Westside is no longer in the cards, following the resolution of a lawsuit.
With broken windows and trees growing out of the roof, the Art Moderne Constitution Building downtown has seen better days. The rather large facility, to the west of Underground, could soon be sold to developers to undo decades of neglect.
The Masquerade's days in Old Fourth Ward are limited, as demolition continues around the venue in preparation for apartments. While plans were to move to the Westside, complaints by potential future neighbors have resulted in a plan B: Underground!
Earlier this week, renderings of proposals for Underground Atlanta began circulating showing an abundance of surface parking and possible destruction of historic buildings, rubbing people the wrong way. Revised renderings show a whole lot more.
New renderings of Underground Atlanta have been making the rounds, freaking people out over how much parking will be provided. But before Atlantans lose it over the suburbanization of downtown, things might not be quite as they appear... Let's hope.
The transformation of Underground Atlanta is moving one step closer to reality, following a year’s worth of negotiations between the City of Atlanta and the State of Georgia surrounding land in Buckhead, six miles north of Underground.