Archive for October 2018

(Atlanta Business Chronicle)

From the Atlanta Business Chronicle (August 3, 2018): Is Atlanta’s love affair with the car over? If recent mixed-use projects in development across the metro area are any indication, autos may soon become optional. … On Atlanta’s west side, the 86-acre Quarry Yards is adjacent to the Bankhead MARTA station, Proctor Creek and the city’s…

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(Atlanta Business Chronicle) Atlanta clears a new path

From the Atlanta Business Chronicle (July 20, 2018): An idle two-mile section of rail just northwest of Atlanta, soon to be abandoned by transportation giant CSX Corp. (Nasdaq: CSX), might seem inconsequential. After all, trains haven’t rolled across the segment, aptly named “The Kudzu Line,” for at least two years. Yet, the forgotten tracks are…

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(Atlanta Housing Authority) University Commons Fact Sheet

From the Atlanta Housing Authority/Invest Atlanta: The Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, Georgia (“AHA”), or an AHA affiliate working through a public private partnership with McCormick Baron Salazar as developer proposes to sell 7.7814 acres of former Morris Brown College property located in the Vine City neighborhood for a price of $3.325 million…

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(Druid Hills Civic Association) Clifton Corridor Bike Ped Connectivity Study

From the Druid Hills Civic Association Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting (June 20, 2018): The meeting included activities for the 22 attendees to gauge public opinion regarding potential implementation of bicycle and pedestrian facilities inside and around the Emory Study Area. The main objective of the meeting was to employ collaboration to develop a consensus of…

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(AJC) Cobb rail, trail advocates await CSX lease renewal

From the AJC (August 3, 2018): Local officials and advocates for transit and greenspace are eagerly awaiting an announcement from Gov. Nathan Deal’s office that could have major implications for the future of mobility in Cobb County. Fans of the Silver Comet Trail are also hoping CSX will agree to abandon several miles of rail…

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(AJC) Atlanta spends $6.3M on CSX land for BeltLine expansion

From the AJC (August 6, 2018): A kudzu-covered stretch of old CSX rail lines is set to become a key piece of the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside expansion. The City of Atlanta and the BeltLine announced Monday that they had purchased 1.8 miles of land from the train giant using $6.3 million from the 2016 transportation special purpose local…

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(AJC) New CSX lease addresses passenger rail, Silver Comet

From the AJC (September 7, 2018): Georgia’s State Properties Commission announced on Friday the signing of a new, 50-year lease agreement with CSX for the company’s continued use of the state-owned Western and Atlantic railroad. The contract preserves CSX’s exclusive control over freight access but also reserves Georgia’s right to install passenger rail at a…

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(Georgia Trend) Brookhaven is Blossoming!

From Georgia Trend  (August 2018): Brookhaven is Blossoming!  The young city in northern Dekalb County has plenty to offer just about everyone. …it’s soon to be home to the Peachtree Creek Greenway, a game-changing multiuse trail that will eventually connect to the Atlanta BeltLine and PATH 400. Click here to see more.

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