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Old 06-26-2017, 08:43 PM
 
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With all the high-rises being built in Midtown plus the redevelopment of Colony Square how will it compare with all the development in Downtown Atlanta.

Which area will be better 5 years from now?


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Old 06-26-2017, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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Midtown

Though Downtown might at least be more viable from a residential perspective in 5 years.
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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Downtown has the far better bones all around, so that will be what allows it to catch up to Midtown eventually. But it will be more like 25 years.

It's funny. Midtown pretends to be urban but just wasn't built that way, and Downtown pretends to be suburban (with all its parking galore everywhere, and daytime-orientation), but just wasn't built that way. Eventually the area will re-realize that it's urban.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Midtown, it has Tech Square and better momentum than Downtown.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:42 AM
 
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Midtown. But downtown will be starting to dominate the development pipleline then.

Midtown is dominating now as a walk-able, urban neighborhood. In 5-10 years Downtown will start to surpass Midtown in development, in 10-15 years downtown will surpass midtown in urban / walk-able quality of life.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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Midtown but Downtown is catching up. Too many empty lots and structures for Downtown to be great right now or even in the near future. How long does it take for the gulch to be developed and all the empty buildings in south Downtown get redeveloped?
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:58 AM
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I hope Downtown never becomes like Midtown. Midtown is already becoming a victim of its success, with commercial spaces becoming so expensive only crappy chain or celebrity-backed restaurants can afford to operate there.
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I hope Downtown never becomes like Midtown. Midtown is already becoming a victim of its success, with commercial spaces becoming so expensive only crappy chain or celebrity-backed restaurants can afford to operate there.
I'd like to see Midtown Alliance offer a small business grant to offset those costs.
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I think 20 years from now the vs would be more interesting. Downtown has a big future ahead of it, just isn't happening soon. like everything else in Atlanta
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