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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Fort Mac plan sees big potential

(AJC  January 29, 2016) by J. Scott Trubey A draft master plan for the area around Fort McPherson shows potential for denser development on public land at the former Army post and around two nearby MARTA stations and a future leg of the Beltline. The draft shows there is current demand in the 1,300-acre area to…

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Fort Mac LRA Unveils Future Plans for Oakland City/Fort Mac Area: Nearly 200 Attend LCI Plan Community Meeting

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…

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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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