Reusing Atlanta's Railroad Right-of-Ways

Atlanta's old railroad arteries run through some of the city's most expensive real estate. But the railroads have no plans to give up the land.
November 8, 2004, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Atlanta is taking a fresh look at its old railroad lines, those arteries of commerce that breathed life into the city in its infancy and now are potential sites of redevelopment."

..." 'Atlanta obviously is a city built as a result of its railroads and has benefited from railroads paying a significant amount of taxes,' McQuigg says. 'But Atlanta has struggled with its status as a railroad town for many years. As the railroad gulches were built, railroads became less a part of everyday life.' "

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Sunday, November 7, 2004 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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