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Old 06-04-2018, 08:19 AM
 
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Surprised they haven't extended LYNX Blue Line to that commercial area.
I'm more surprised there aren't immediate plans to extend it to South Park first.
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:26 AM
 
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As for city limits, the classic examples of edge cities are several areas in Los Angeles and Houston's Galleria/Uptown area which are well within the city limits.
Right. Century City in Los Angeles is good example of an edge city.
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:28 AM
 
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What Are the Requirements of an Edge City
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Some rules to follow for what can be considered an edge city were outlined by Garreau in 1991. The first rule was that the area should occupy a vast space of at least five million square feet or 465,000 square meters. Furthermore, the area of land should be in a leasable office space. Secondly, the leasable retail space should be at least 56,000 square meters or 600,000 square feet. Thirdly, the jobs should be more than the bedrooms, a strategy that ensures that they give work and business priority. Fourthly, its population must perceive that an edge city is a single place that is united. Lastly, there should be no indication that the place had been a town in the last 30 years.
There are three distinct groups of edge cities
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The most common type of edge cities are the "boomers." A boomer is an edge city that developed gradually around a highway or shopping mall. Northern Virginia and Tysons Corner are both boomers. The second type of edge cities are the "greenfields." They are those edge cities that rise as a result of an upcoming suburban town. Their development always and majorly lies on their suburban fringe. Reston Town is a classic example of a Greenfield. Uptowns are the edge cities that grow from old cities based on their history. Another name used to refer to uptowns is satellite cities. Rosslyn–Ballston Corridor is an example of an uptown.
https://www.worldatlas.com/what-is-an-edge-city.html
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:29 AM
 
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I'm more surprised there aren't immediate plans to extend it to South Park first.
And there are people who say Charlotte's LYNX is better than MARTA.
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:46 AM
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So, four pages trying to figure out what and edge city is, but not a single word about what kind of impact this development might have on the area, and the city it resides in.

This could be an interesting thread. But it's not there yet.
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:24 AM
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I consider Emory and Alpharetta to be already be Edge Cities, with the Airport emerging as the newest.
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:51 AM
 
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And there are people who say Charlotte's LYNX is better than MARTA.
Who are these people?????
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Old 06-05-2018, 12:00 AM
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Who are these people?????
I have no idea either, but they're certainly delusional!

I mean we are talking about one line, that was actually barred by the Mayor of Pineville from going to their lively Downtown. The Streetcar from Uptown to CPCC and Presbyterian Hospital is cool, but there is no way that any of this approaches MARTA's reach and scope.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:44 AM
 
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So, four pages trying to figure out what and edge city is, but not a single word about what kind of impact this development might have on the area, and the city it resides in.

This could be an interesting thread. But it's not there yet.

Agreed. Had high hopes for this thread but after a few posts I realized that no one is actually concerned with the subject, but rather the title.


I'll take a stab at it though. According to the Aerotropolis' website, they're expecting Airport City College Park to be completed within the next two years, and it will feature multiple tens of thousands of square footage for office space. From what I've read, at least two companies are moving their headquarters to the development, and another few more are moving there as well.

The development will have around 500-1000 personal residences, with the SFHs ranging from 200k-1M. The project is expected to begin construction in November of 2018. The skytrain will reach from the airport to the GICC, and then to the Airport City, and they recently just wrapped up a transit feasibility study where they're deciding both where and what kind of transit they'll implement. I even remember watching one video where the spokesperson mentioned that the area can see the most futuristic forms of transportation in the entire country, included autonomous vehicles and these vehicles which resemble modern aerial tramways.

I think the immediate area ITP (College Park, Hapeville, East Point) will see appreciation sooner than later (especially the areas along and near Camp Creek Parkway). I think Camp Creek Pkwy and Virginia Ave will lead some the way for the areas next to the airport. As far a north of the airport, I think the development of Fort McPherson will be the spark that East Point/South Atlanta will need, especially now that they've announced the new light rail that will connect North Atlanta to the Airport almost seamlessly.

Very interesting indeed. Wish they would put out more content regarding updates though.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:00 AM
 
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So, four pages trying to figure out what and edge city is, but not a single word about what kind of impact this development might have on the area, and the city it resides in.

This could be an interesting thread. But it's not there yet.
I'm not sure what else you and others were looking for or expecting. The details shared by those spearheading the project have been very limited thus far, which makes it difficult to have a true in-depth discussion of the socio-economic impact.

That said, from the information we do know, the project will be massive enough to likely be a game changer for neighborhoods / suburbs in a relatively short commuting distance to the site and is worthy of speculative discussion. It's no different than what we've been doing in the Amazon HQ2 thread.
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