The City of Atlanta boasts a rich and complex history. However, does the City’s historic preservation work support and strengthen the important role history plays in Atlanta’s future? The Future Places Project hopes to find out. Led by the Department of City Planning, the Future Places Project is taking a close look at Atlanta’s historic preservation guidelines, which were developed nearly 30 years ago. Gathering inputs from residents, advocacy groups, lawmakers, land surveys and existing documentation, the project will re-evaluate and give structure to the City’s historic preservation guidelines to ensure that Atlanta can support historic preservation for the next 30 years and beyond. Future Places Project includes seven components (listed below), which will help shape the City’s historic preservation efforts in the future.
April to September 2019: Project launch and background research
October 2019: 1st round of public meetings
November, 2019 to January 2020: Pop-Ups / Project analysis and research
February 2020: 2nd round of public meetings
March to April 2020: Compilation of final project deliverables
May 2020: Distribution of project deliverables and implementation of “quick start” actions
Project Email: futureplacesprojectDCP@AtlantaGa.Gov