Q&A with CES member Ricardo Jacobs

Name: Ricardo Jacobs Email: rjacobs65@comcast.net Facebook: Ricardo (Ricky) Jacobs What is your relationship to Fort Mac? I’m the chair of NPU-R, which borders the back end of Fort Mac. I actually used to be stationed here when I was in the military. I work here now at the Veterans Administration. I’m a member of the…

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New RFQ posted

As we’ve mentioned several times lately, Fort Mac is open for business. By this we mean, we’re ready to identify various business partners – from those that specialize in real estate development to those that produce great events – to help us start this big project of redeveloping our 145 acres. One of the most…

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House Bill 1129

On April 26, Governor Deal signed into law House Bill 1129, which will allow Fort Mac LRA to create public-private partnerships and execute 99-year land leases on its property. This new legislation expands and enhances the ways that Fort Mac LRA is broadly empowered to encourage economic development on and around its 145 acres of…

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Meet CES member Will Miller

Name: Wil Miller Email: wilmiller2@gmail.com Facebook: Wil Miller Twitter: @wilmiller What is your relationship to Fort Mac? My relationship to Fort Mac is a little bit complicated. I moved here eight or nine years ago. When I heard the base was closing I was definitely interested because I live in the city [East Point] that backs…

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Meet our new CES Vice Chair, Gamba Stewart

Our Community Engagement Subcommittee recently elected Gamba Stewart as their new Vice Chairman. We’d like to share a bit more about Gamba with you, so we asked him a few questions.    What is your relationship to Fort Mac? I am a resident of Sylvan Hills. The Sylvan Hills Neighborhood Association was asked to send…

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A Bright Future for the Oakland City MARTA Station

Tyler Perry Studios is investing around $100 million to build a movie and television studio in our neighborhood that is projected to open in late 2017. The Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail is projected to open in summer 2017. Fort Mac LRA is taking strategic steps to attract development to Fort MacPherson. These significant changes are…

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Fort McPherson brings in new real estate, economic development hires Read more: Neighbor Newspapers – Fort McPherson LRA brings in new real estate economic development professionals

(Neighbor News March 11, 2016) “The group overseeing the redevelopment of the former Fort McPherson near East Point has brought on two new senior-level employees. The McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority recently announced Arthur Mallard and Jeffrey Hicks will come on board. ‘The addition of these senior-level professionals to the Fort Mac LRA team will…

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Perry purchase expedites rehab of Fort Mac

(Atlanta Business Chronicle March 3, 2016) “That deal done, work is proceeding on coming up with a plan for rehabilitation of the remaining 145 acres of Fort Mac, a process that hopefully combines with the Perry project to turn this strategically located tract into a walkable, transit-oriented mix of office, retail and residential uses. The…

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What’s next for Fort McPherson?

(Creative Loafing February 3, 2016) By Thomas Wheatley The latest plan to wake up the 1,300 acres of neighborhoods that spoke off from Fort McPherson is a compromise of sorts: a compromise between a neighborhood’s dreams of what could sprout here, and what market analysts believe can thrive. Or, as one consultant put it at a…

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