Fort Mac LRA is pleased to share that nearly 200 members of the community, local leaders and elected officials including Georgia State Senator Nan Orrock, Atlanta City Councilmembers Joyce Shepherd and Cleta Winslow, Atlanta Board of Education member Eshe’ Collins, and representatives from partner organizations such as Invest Atlanta, City of Atlanta planning department, and MARTA turned out to participate in Thursday night’s unveiling of the Livable Communities Initiative (LCI) draft plan for the redevelopment of the Oakland City/Fort Mac area. This four-month process successfully engaged over 600 participants across the 1,300-acre study area in the process of collecting community input to help shape future plans.

Fort Mac LRA, alongside partners, unveiled a multi-phased master plan focused on grant funding, community input, market analysis, development opportunities by location – including retail, healthcare, and housing opportunities.

“We are so honored to see such an incredible turnout from our local leaders, the community, investors, developers, realtors, business owners and more,” said Fort Mac LRA Executive Director Brian Hooker. “Their ongoing participation in this process is indicative of the enthusiasm and in the unprecedented level of support and growth of this community.”

The LCI is a program sponsored by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) that provides funding for redevelopment planning studies at key activity centers and transit nodes. Each LCI study includes an analysis of land use, transportation, and real estate development potential. LCI plan recommendations are developed through a collaborative process with citizens, stakeholders, and a team of planning professionals.  Consultants leading the LCI process include:

  • Sizemore Group – Design and Architecture
  • The Collaborative Firm –  Public Outreach and Land Use
  • Kimley Horn & Associates – Transportation
  • Noell Consulting – Market Research
  • HJ Russell – Development & Implementation
  • Mack Cain & Travis Pruitt – Landscape Architecture & Infrastructure

Next steps in the implementation process entail:

  • Adoption of the Master Plan
  • Zoning Updates
  • Public Infrastructure Priorities

Please send us your thoughts and questions related to this draft at info@fortmaclra.com.