Atlanta Agent — "What ‘The Stitch’ needs, according to land use experts"

'The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and several nationally renowned land use experts and urban planners laid out all the reasons for implementing the potential $400 million development known as “The Stitch” at a community meeting Friday.

...The project aims to bring 14 acres of new construction and green space atop a half-mile stretch of the I-75/85 Connector. The aim is to create a live-work-play community that stretches from the Civic Center to the MARTA Civic Center station. Currently, it’s estimated the development will take around six years to build out.

...In terms of the MARTA station, Gia Biagi said it needs “new energy.” The principal of urbanism and civic impact at Studio Gang Architects in Chicago added that “we have to shift the center of gravity and develop potential empty sites and intensify the green network.” The buses should be repositioned elsewhere at the station and the area needs to be a “gateway to Auburn Avenue, the BeltLine and maybe have some farmer’s markets.”'

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Watch the live stream of the presentation here

Image and more information on "The Stitch" available here