Unsprawl Case Study: Glenwood Park in Atlanta, Georgia
"Glenwood Park is a new, 28-acre neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, two miles from the center of downtown. It is located on a former industrial site that had most recently been used as a concrete recycling facility. A small amount of industrial land remains nearby, but the community is primarily surrounded by century-old, single-family neighborhoods, including Grant Park to the west and Ormewood Park and East Atlanta to the east.
...The community is designed around a classic main street environmentâ€"with on-street parallel parkingâ€"that culminates in a town square surrounded by three- to four-story buildings â€œframing a beautiful outdoor room.â€ Alley-loaded, single-family homes with views of the Atlanta skyline face tree-lined streets, public squares, and pocket parks. Townhomes with classic stoops and lofts and condominiums provide a more urban (and more affordable) context, while the large, oval Glenwood Park serves as a gathering place and environmentally benign water retention and filtration area."
Thanks to Simmons Buntin