High-impact projects loom large in 2016

(AJC  January 2, 2016) by J. Scott Trubey From new ballparks to urban revival, these 13 developments could reshape the region. Metro Atlanta is seeing a surge in new development after the lonely days of the recession that left cranes idled and development dreams stalled. As 2016 dawns, apartments by the thousands are in the…

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Ft. McPherson area looks for cheerleader

  (Atlanta Business Chronicle November 20, 2015) By Doug Sams Regional planners are seeking a long-sought spark that could ignite nearly 200,000 square feet of retail, including a major grocery anchor, for underserved southwest Atlanta neighborhoods around Fort McPherson. A series of public meetings about the Fort McPherson area continues to tackle the longstanding issues…

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LCI study design workshop

On November 17, 2015 dozens of community members joined forces with our LCI research and planning team to workshop design ideas that will shape the eventual LCI plan, in the third of four public meetings that inform their research. Fort Mac LRA Executive Director Brian Hooker welcomed the crowd and set the tone by reminding everyone: “The Fort Mac…

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Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Panel report

The Urban Land Institute’s Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) pulls together commercial real estate industry experts to analyze a redevelopment project and make recommendations for the future. Over the summer of 2015, Fort McPherson was the focus of the team’s intensive work and collaboration, which resulted in this report report. Major highlights of the report include:…

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East Point receives two new representatives to the Board of Directors of McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority

  McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority, or Fort Mac LRA, recently gained two new board members as Governor Nathan Deal appointed two individuals nominated by East Point Mayor Jannquell Peters. This first, Sharonda Hubbard, is a founding partner of BHF Technology, LLC, and an active member at Elizabeth Baptist Church. Hubbard earned a bachelor’s degree…

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First Look at Perry Studio Plan

(Atlanta Journal Constitution 07.28.15) By J. Scott Trubey Filmmaker Tyler Perry’s plans for a sprawling movie studio at Fort McPherson may include an amphitheater and a museum, according to documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A map provided to the Army shows the amphitheater and museum, but gives little other information. Perry, who acquired most…

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Fort Mac Closing Summary

The transfer of the former Fort McPherson base from the U.S. Army to the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority (MILRA) and the simultaneous sale of a portion of the property to Tyler Perry Studios (TPS) unleashes an unprecedented opportunity for investment in the neighborhoods of southwest Atlanta. It was a complex transaction between multiple parties. In…

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