Atlanta Launches Website for Highway Cap Project

Residents can view plans for the 14-acre project that include public plazas and green spaces connecting local landmarks, employment centers, and transit stations.

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November 18, 2022, 5:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

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Atlanta residents can now get a look at plans for The Stitch, an ambitious project that aims to reconnect neighborhoods split apart by freeways. Josh Green reports on the new website for Urbanize Atlanta.

According to Green, “It includes information and visuals on the site’s historical context, the latest renderings, and a digestible FAQ section for how the 14-acre project would mend ‘a torn fabric’ that’s existed since freeways sliced downtown nearly 70 years ago.” 

Construction is expected to take place between 2026 and 2032 and cost around $713 million, “though that’s likely to change as engineering and design phases are modified and finalized in coming years.”

Atlanta is home to several other proposed highway capping projects, including the HUB404 in Buckhead and the Midtown Connector, which would span 25 acres and improve connections between Georgia Tech and downtown.

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