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Old 06-13-2018, 11:37 AM
 
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There is actually a book that defines what an Edge City is.... its appropriately called "Edge City"
Perimeter Center, Cumberland/Galleria qualify as Edge Cities as does to a certain extent Buckhead.

The Washington, DC metro area has quite a few Edge cities with Tyson's Corner being the prime example. One defining feature of an edge city is that it has a distinct skyline of its own apart from that of the core city
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:01 PM
 
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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.
North Atlanta (Buckhead and Brookhaven) is already connected to the Airport via the existing heavy rail transit network.
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:22 PM
 
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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.

I totally agree. If I were trying to live close-in, I'd definitely latch onto something in these three areas. I think folks who live north of I-20 still are holding on to entrenched stereotypes about what South Atlanta is really like. College Park/Hapeville/East Point remind me of other areas ITP north of I-20 but without the high cost and density. Truly hidden jewels. Shopping is lacking, but I'm sure that is just a matter of time.
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