Atlanta Eliminates Parking Mandates Near BeltLine
Developments near the city’s popular greenway will no longer be subject to minimum parking requirements to make way for more effective development.
Two Midtown Atlanta Complete Streets Projects to Break Ground in 2024
The projects include new bike lanes, expanded sidewalks, and other Complete Streets infrastructure.
Atlanta’s Five Points Station Overhaul Enters Public Review Phase
The project is part of MARTA’s effort to support more transit-oriented development in downtown Atlanta.
New TOD Breaks Ground in Atlanta Area
The project will include over 500 housing units, commercial and retail space, and park spaces.
Mixed-Use Project Planned for Southeast Atlanta Neighborhood
A nonprofit-led housing development will include 72 housing units and retail space.
Atlanta Launches Regional Transit App
The app streamlines transit information from the region’s sometimes disjointed public transit system, which covers 13 counties.
Parking Takes up One-Quarter of Downtown Atlanta
The city’s downtown core devotes an abnormally high percentage of its historic blocks to parking.
Atlanta Approves Funding for 500 ‘Micro’ Housing Units
The city is promoting quick-build, low-cost solutions to stem the homelessness crisis.
Atlanta Approves New Affordable Housing and Eviction Protection Funds
Several city resolutions will fund projects that help residents find housing and eviction prevention services.
Suburban Atlanta County to Bring Transit Plan Back to Voters
After residents rejected transit expansion proposals in 2019 and 2020, local officials went back to the drawing board, removing heavy rail plans and focusing on microtransit and local buses.
Atlanta Supportive Shelter Facility Looks to Expand
A Salvation Army shelter near the Georgia Aquarium plans to expand its facility to include 437 shelter beds, as well as educational, financial, and other assistance programs for residents.
Atlanta Streets Alive Returns
The city’s open streets event is back after a four-year hiatus.
New Study Commissioned for Atlanta BeltLine Transit
The study will assess alignment options for a 13-mile segment of the greenway.
Atlanta Advances Automobile Alternatives; Parking Minimums Persist
The Atlanta City Council passed a pair of ordinances recently to improve conditions for modes other than cars, but a proposal to remove parking requirements for development around the Atlanta Beltline are in limbo.
Developer Proposes Luxury Container Home Village in Atlanta
The community would be the first of its kind in the region, with micro-homes built inside shipping containers surrounded by luxurious amenities.
Atlanta’s First Bus Rapid Transit Route to Break Ground This Week
Officials in the city of Atlanta are planning a groundbreaking ceremony this week for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority’s first bus rapid transit line.
What Is ‘Arterial Rapid Transit?’
Atlanta is planning to build ‘BRT lite,’ a version of bus service that offers signal priority and fewer stops but keeps buses in mixed-traffic lanes.
Trees Beautify Segment of Atlanta’s BeltLine
A local nonprofit planted 500 trees along a previously unimpressive segment of the bike and walking trail, creating an ‘instant forest’ effect.
The Changing Geography of Housing Segregation
Racial segregation in housing is growing and shifting as affluent enclaves form new incorporated cities and options for affordable housing in cities become more limited.
Atlanta Set to Make Historic Affordable Housing Investment
Public and private funding pledges could inject $300 million into affordable housing initiatives in the metro Atlanta area.
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