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Old 01-16-2016, 10:45 AM
 
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Yes, it really is a disappointment. I don't know if the Midtown Mile concept has been abandoned so much as failed to materialize due to lack of success in attracting retailers. Also, I think developments like Ponce City Market have siphoned away retailers that otherwise may have been interested in setting up shop in the vacant storefronts between 14th and 10th Streets. There's significant vacant space in the 12th & Midtown property as well as the other large building across the street. Meanwhile, those two one-story buildings that Dewberry owns, which formerly housed nightclubs, sit empty, as does his prime parcel at 10th and Peachtree. There are still way too many "dead zones" in Midtown, despite all the new apartment buildings going up.
Atlanta is still a baby in the core but give her 3-5 years tops and she will have one of the best urban cores in the country
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Old 01-16-2016, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Atlanta is still a baby in the core but give her 3-5 years tops and she will have one of the best urban cores in the country
Yeah, it will be interesting to see what Midtown in particular looks like then. Midtown seems to be on its way, but I've been frustrated by the unrealized potential along that stretch that I mentioned. The increasing density surrounding the core will probably serve as a catalyst to fill those empty spaces along Peachtree.
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Old 01-16-2016, 11:25 AM
 
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I think it's some kind of dispute between the developer and Mayor.
The mayor has nothing do with whether or not that project gets built. As I recall the permits Integral filed for this project have basically been approved and are "ready to issue". If and when they get it financed, is when it will get built. There have been rumblings that they are trying to reduce the total cost of the project to make it more feasible.
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Old 01-16-2016, 01:11 PM
 
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Atlanta is still a baby in the core but give her 3-5 years tops and she will have one of the best urban cores in the country
More like 10-15 years. It's still a long way away from competing with cities like NYC, SF, Seattle, D.C., Philly, Boston, and Chicago. Hell, we don't even have the best urban core in the South.(NOLA does).
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Old 01-16-2016, 01:47 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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More like 10-15 years. It's still a long way away from competing with cities like NYC, SF, Seattle, D.C., Philly, Boston, and Chicago. Hell, we don't even have the best urban core in the South.(NOLA does).
I'd go so far as to say up to 25 years, because we have to see a similar level of investment downtown and that's been slow.
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Old 01-16-2016, 01:48 PM
 
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More like 10-15 years. It's still a long way away from competing with cities like NYC, SF, Seattle, D.C., Philly, Boston, and Chicago. Hell, we don't even have the best urban core in the South.(NOLA does).
Wasnt comparing her to the NE cities, San Fran and Chicago. Mostly comparing Atlanta to everyone else in 5 years
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Old 01-16-2016, 05:39 PM
 
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Wasnt comparing her to the NE cities, San Fran and Chicago. Mostly comparing Atlanta to everyone else in 5 years
We should be competing with those cities. Our metro area is almost as large as those cities.
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Old 01-16-2016, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Wasnt comparing her to the NE cities, San Fran and Chicago. Mostly comparing Atlanta to everyone else in 5 years
Those files are a lot older than Atlanta.
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Old 01-16-2016, 09:05 PM
 
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Speaking of skylines my friend just visited and she said she couldnt believe downtown was so suburban. Come to find out her hotel was in the Perimeter and she thought that was downtown Atlanta lol. When she flew in she took 285 to Sandy Springs so she didnt see downtown
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:55 PM
 
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Why not much of a focus in the downtown core of Atlanta? What's wrong with this picture? How come people want to flock to Midtown and not downtown?
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