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Old 07-13-2011, 12:27 PM
 
Location: ATL
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I'm happy with the direction the city is heading.

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Buckhead Atlanta
2 Apartment Highrises in Midtown
HOF College Football Attraction
Civil & Human Rights Museum
Aerotropolis
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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I stopped by Town Brookhaven last weekend. It's looking nice!
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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Struggling civil rights center gets $28 million in city development funds *| ajc.com

Struggling civil rights center gets $28 million in city development funds

tlanta's economic development authority on Friday helped the oft-delayed National Center for Civil and Human Rights avoid losing millions in construction funding. The board of Invest Atlanta -- formerly the Atlanta Development Authority -- agreed to give the downtown attraction $28.5 million in Westside tax allocation district funds. The money will help get work underway on a museum that will now be built in phases instead of all at once as originally planned.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Struggling civil rights center gets $28 million in city development funds *| ajc.com

Struggling civil rights center gets $28 million in city development funds

tlanta's economic development authority on Friday helped the oft-delayed National Center for Civil and Human Rights avoid losing millions in construction funding. The board of Invest Atlanta -- formerly the Atlanta Development Authority -- agreed to give the downtown attraction $28.5 million in Westside tax allocation district funds. The money will help get work underway on a museum that will now be built in phases instead of all at once as originally planned.
The Civil Rights Center seems like a good project and a good fit for Atlanta with its role in the Civil Rights movement and the MLK historic site, but whoever is in charge seems to have massively miscalculated the financial support the Center would recieve. They already downsized the scale of the project, then said that the smaller project would be built in stages, and now they had to get a ton of money from the city.

The article raised a good point that the MLK memorial in DC may have tapped into the same potential donor pool and taken away some of the anticipated funds, but that memorial was in the planning for a long time, and it again makes me wonder why those in charge of the civil rights center were so off in their estimates. Perhaps it is just that the recession has gone on longer and been more severe (with a slower recovery) than people thought.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:03 AM
 
Location: ATL
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They need to throw a few million at the college football hof
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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They need to throw a few million at the college football hof
Shows everyone where America's priorities are. Sports first, then everything else. I think the Civil rights Museum is more important than the College Football HOF.
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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We still giving money to Iraq so I don't see the big deal. I remember Shirley Franklin offering more to the nascar hof plus these developments will help fill up our hotels
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