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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Livable Centers Initiative: Request for Proposals

May 21, 2015 We are seeking Proposals from qualified firms to update the 2004 Oakland City/Lakewood Liviable Centers Initiative Investment Policy Studies (LCI or Study). As part of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Livable Centers Initiative Program, sponsoring agencies are required to revisit LCI plans each five years to access, evaluate, and  update the plans and initiatives…

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