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Oakland City / Fort McPherson LCI Study

Project Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Project Scope: 1,300 acres

Completion Date: 2016

This study consolidated and built upon previous plans for Oakland City, Fort McPherson, and the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail. The study developed a program of transportation improvements to provide connections between redevelopment areas and surrounding neighborhoods. We planned street scape improvements and vibrant public spaces to enhance residential areas and created redevelopment concepts that were realistic and consistent with local market realities, and refined economic development concepts to create employment opportunities that benefit local residents.

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT:

Public engagement included four official community meetings – one as part of the Fall Festival which brought over 400 participants; over 20 stakeholder interviews; an online survey that yielded over 600 responses; a project website; social media; press releases; neighborhood meetings; information booths; local festivals; among others. To gain input from those who couldn’t attend a meeting, in addition to the online survey, we developed online activities to mirror the hands-on projects we completed at the physical meetings.