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Old 06-23-2017, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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Centennial Olympic Park Dr should be made into the new Peachtree St.

Put some towers on that B. Might as well, it's downtown.
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Historic West End
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The state has been a massive benefactor to downtown Atlanta. In addition to keep its thousands of office workers there, it has built many major office buildings there. And public spaces such as the Dome, Centennial Olympic Park, the World Congress Center and its plaza, and the new Liberty Plaza. It's going to develop a 42 story hotel next to the GWCC. And don't forget Georgia State. And, oh yeah, the freeway system. The Capitol. The new judicial center. The creation of MARTA.
Explain the State attitude through the 80's until now anti Marta campaign and no financial support. That holds considerable more weight than those things mention above.
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Old 06-24-2017, 12:19 AM
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Location: Atlanta
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Explain the State attitude through the 80's until now anti Marta campaign and no financial support. That holds considerable more weight than those things mention above.
Everything that arjay said is true, but I also agree with alco89 - a State IS supposed to invest in its Capital City, especially when it's the economic engine of said State.

I agree with you as well regarding MARTA. The combination of the State refusing to support MARTA, while at the same time having oversight authority of them in how they spend their own revenue has been beyond shameful.

But - many of our peer Metros would kill to have the heavy rail infrastructure we have, and our ridership is respectable. We are very fortunate to have it.

It seems as if the State is finally waking up, though. But it could also be because the Business Community is forcing them to, who knows. I'll take the recent thawing of bad relations as a positive, I'm an eternal optimist.
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Old 06-24-2017, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Been checking out the CIM Group. They developed the tallest residential building in the world in NYC (432 Park Ave) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/432_Park_Avenue

They also seem to have a very diverse portfolio of properties. Lots of urban residential, urban retail, suburban retail, mixed use retail/entertainment spaces like AS or Avalon, a solar farm, etc. I don't think the mayor was exaggerating when he referred to them as first rate - CIM Group | Home / Investments / By Product Type
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Old 06-24-2017, 02:01 PM
 
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CIM Group >>>Dewberry
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Old 06-24-2017, 02:15 PM
 
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Been checking out the CIM Group. They developed the tallest residential building in the world in NYC (432 Park Ave) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/432_Park_Avenue
I was just looking up that building. I thought it was interesting the mayor called it out in his comments. Wonder if that is a hint we might get a super-tall included as part of this project?
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Old 06-24-2017, 03:19 PM
 
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CIM Group >>>Dewberry
Where does Faqua rank in there?
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Old 06-24-2017, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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It would be ironic/ frustrating if they blocked a passenger rail terminal with development that would nicely compliment the terminal and vice versa.

Especially when the conservative state leaders are just now finally coming around to the idea of truly regional transit, and Cobb commissioners are taking a pro- commuter rail stance.
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Old 06-24-2017, 06:17 PM
 
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Where does Faqua rank in there?
Dewberry's projects are better, they just don't build them. Think I give more credit to building something imperfect over holding land empty for years.

So for me: CIM Group >>>Fuqua>Dewberry
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Old 06-24-2017, 08:18 PM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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It would be ironic/ frustrating if they blocked a passenger rail terminal with development that would nicely compliment the terminal and vice versa.

Especially when the conservative state leaders are just now finally coming around to the idea of truly regional transit, and Cobb commissioners are taking a pro- commuter rail stance.
It probably wouldn't be too difficult for the development to leave a "shell" for if and when the MMPT is finally funded.
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