Installation Reuse and Urban Land Institute Conferences

Fort Mac LRA has recently had the opportunity to participate in two important industry events that impact our redevelopment efforts. First, we co-hosted the annual Association of Defense Communities Installation Reuse 2016 conference with Fort Gillem. Since the latest Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) in 2005, communities faced with reusing closed bases have gathered to…

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Our First Fort McPherson Employment and Career Forum

On Saturday, October 29, Fort Mac LRA had the honor of hosting an Employment and Career Forum organized and produced by Urban League of Greater Atlanta, with support from NPU S, Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Atlanta Technical College, Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, Community Church, Community Empowerment Development Corporation, City Councilmember Joyce Sheperd, and City Councilmember…

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Fall Festival 2016

Around 400 community members joined us for our annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 29. The weather was beautiful as everyone learned from and enjoyed time spent with a variety of community organizations from art galleries to first responders. Special thanks to Councilmember Joyce Sheperd, Fulton County Commissioner Marvin Arrington Jr., our security firm International…

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Fort Mac Fall Festival

Join Atlanta City Council Member Joyce Shepard and Fort Mac LRA for food, family fun, entertainment and a look at the future of Fort McPherson. Don’t forget to enter the costume contest, open to kids 15 and under: register here.

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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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