City of Atlanta Unveils Latest Concepts for the Turner Field Stadium Neighborhoods LCI at Atlanta Streets Alive
Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Jewanna Gaither, Press Information Officer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2016
ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that the City of Atlanta Department of Planning and Community Development, in partnership with Invest Atlanta, the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority and Perkins+Will, will share the latest design concepts and plan recommendations for the Turner Field Stadium Neighborhoods Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) at the Atlanta Streets Alive event on Sunday, April 17 from 2 - 6 p.m.“We have a unique opportunity to develop a shared vision for the Turner Field Stadium neighborhoods and I want to ensure that all residents’ voices are heard throughout the entire planning process,” said Mayor Reed. “The new route for Atlanta Streets Alive, down Georgia Avenue from Grant Park to the West End, crosses through the heart of the LCI study area and presents a terrific opportunity for public engagement.”
The LCI tent will be located in front of Turner Field. At the exhibit, residents can expect to find plan concepts which include three distinct plan alternatives for the 160-acre “core area.” The concepts are a result of community feedback to provide different approaches to re-integrate the Turner Field redevelopment into the stadium neighborhoods.
In a nod to Georgia Avenue’s history as a vibrant commercial corridor, the LCI planning team is also staging a retro ice cream parlor featuring the Vintage Frozen Custard truck. Before the stadiums, Georgia Avenue was home to French’s Ice Cream factory from 1921 to 1964. Residents who visit the LCI tent can learn more about the neighborhood’s history, offer their feedback on the LCI plans and enjoy the treats available. The pop-up café is sponsored by the Atlanta Chapter of the Congress for New Urbanism, the City of Atlanta’s Office of Planning, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and City Councilmembers Carla Smith, Joyce Sheperd, and Cleta Winslow.
Since the Turner Field Stadium Neighborhood LCI kicked off last fall, more than 1,600 community residents and stakeholders have participated in the planning process. The feedback gathered at the Atlanta Streets Alive open house will be integrated into the final plan recommendations which will be presented to the public at the next community meeting on June 7 at FanPlex.
To learn more about Turner Field Stadium Neighborhoods and the LCI study, visit www.stadiumneighborhoodslci.org.
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