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Old 07-31-2017, 09:12 AM
 
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What is good for one is good for the other. If the local and national economy is strong, I would expect for downtown to maybe move at a faster pace. A slower economy will slow downtown's growth more.
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Old 07-31-2017, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I agree, they both should come together but I think this Is the norm for most cities as they grow. One lags behind the other, then developments come in to boost the other end (WTC in NYC back in the day).... But to answer the questions, I LOVE midtown but I think long-run Downtown wins. If all the projects go as planned and they truly use the areas to their highest and best use there could be a bright future in store and it already has begun... I mean, IMO some of the prettiest architecture is downtown, the height of the towering buildings, hotel district, 5 points train station, Centennial area.... I think Downtown will solidify the culture of Atlanta with Midtown while Midtown adds that, "Look United States, ATL is posh too" vibe....
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:09 PM
 
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I think Downtown wins this if all the developments go as planned
Agree. The article on curbed today is just nuts! In a good way.
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:03 AM
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I don't like posh. I hope the posh stays in Buckhead and Midtown, and Downtown can remain more down to Earth while continuing to grow and improve.
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I don't like posh. I hope the posh stays in Buckhead and Midtown, and Downtown can remain more down to Earth while continuing to grow and improve.
I agree, and that's one reason I'm encouraged by the Newport plans. It really looks like they're taking a more organic approach to redevelopment: Retaining original buildings, keeping businesses on a small scale, etc.
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Old 08-01-2017, 01:34 PM
 
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I don't like posh. I hope the posh stays in Buckhead and Midtown, and Downtown can remain more down to Earth while continuing to grow and improve.
Agreed. Everything urban around here doesn't have to be super clean and posh/upscale (doesn't mean it has to filled with litter though).
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:20 AM
 
Location: In your feelings
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I agree, and that's one reason I'm encouraged by the Newport plans. It really looks like they're taking a more organic approach to redevelopment: Retaining original buildings, keeping businesses on a small scale, etc.
I agree totally it seems like Newport has an idea similar to what Ben Carter did in Savannah, but they're not trying to turn Broad Street into a mall. All of their designs seem to incorporate small community oriented businesses, so I'm hopeful.
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:34 AM
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Location: Atlanta
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I agree totally it seems like Newport has an idea similar to what Ben Carter did in Savannah, but they're not trying to turn Broad Street into a mall. All of their designs seem to incorporate small community oriented businesses, so I'm hopeful.
I'm hopeful too, they seem to know what they're doing. They also plan new pretty intense development on the surface lot's that will be integrated well from what I'm hearing.

The next thing that needs to happen Downtown is The Stitch.
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