Fort Mac Forges Ahead with Transitional and Supportive Housing Plans

A special Community Engagement Subcommittee meeting was called on Sept. 12 to share updates on supportive and transitional housing at Fort Mac as a part of the former Army base’s HUD commitment. Councilmember Joyce Sheperd and Fort Mac LRA Executive Director Brian Hooker gave brief updates and introductions to the speakers for the evening, including:…

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Housing at Fort Mac: Learn the Facts, Hear the Opportunities

Ask anyone who lived at Fort McPherson while it was in operation as a U.S. Army base, and they will reminisce about wonderful memories of shopping at the Commissary, or perhaps their first job on post or even being born and then raising their own children here. The nostalgia draws people back to the post,…

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ARTlanta Fair is Overwhelming Success for the Southside

“The fair, reimagined” sent imaginations soaring April 11-16 at Fort Mac, when ARTlanta Fair attracted more than 3,000 guests to participate in a one-of-a-kind “Art Basel-Meets-State-Fair” event. Featuring state fair favorites such as carnival rides, games and food trucks, ARTlanta Fair also delighted guests with DJs and live music from popular local performers, as well…

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Local Leaders Visit Fort Mac

On Monday, March 26, local leaders visited Fort Mac to learn more about the Fort McPherson property and the plans for its redevelopment. Executive Director Brian Hooker, Councilmember Joyce Sheperd, Board Member Sondra Rhoades-Johnson, and Fort Mac LRA staff toured East Point Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham, Council Member Marci Collier Overstreet from District 11.    …

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Fort Mac Hosts U.S. Army’s 335th Signal Command Training

For more than 125 years, Fort McPherson served the U.S. Army. Since its closure in 2011, the base has continued to hold a place in the hearts of former residents and workers. As the vision for a mixed-use community at Fort Mac takes shape, Fort Mac LRA is pleased to continue to support the Army…

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Q&A with ArtLanta’s Tyree Smith

Name: Tyree Smith Twitter: @tyreesmithrsc Instagram: @tyreesmith What is your relationship to Fort Mac? I am partnering with Fort Mac to bring art and creative events as a type of inclusive community engagement stage for the surrounding areas. I want to bring art, shows, events that are inclusive to creative and surrounding areas. What excites…

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