Atlanta's Alley Renaissance

Retro alleys are the new hot trend in metro Atlanta. Especially if you call them 'mews'.

Alleys seem to be "popping up all over metro Atlanta. They're in swanky new suburban neighborhoods. They're being salvaged in older intown communities. And a British twist on the American alley is a key component of a townhouse development under way in the city's historic railroad core. Today's planners and some developers see alleys as a desirable back-to-the-future urban design... Atlanta has a historic love-hate relationship with these anonymous little streets. Urban legends abound on the demise of the city's system of alleys. And the modern-day impact is a set of sharply differing opinions on whether alleys should be reintroduced." [Editor's note: The AJC now requires free registration.]

Thanks to Congress on New Urbanism

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