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Atlanta City Council Approves Midtown Garden District Master Plan

Post Date:11/06/2017

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. S.W.
Atlanta, GA  30303 

Contact:
Talia K. Moffitt
Public Information Officer
tkmoffitt@atlantaga.gov
(404) 546-1835-Direct / (404) 326-6505-Cell 

 November 6, 2017 

Atlanta City Council Approves Midtown Garden District Master Plan

ATLANTA – The Atlanta City Council approved an ordinance by Councilmember Kwanza Hall on Monday incorporating the Midtown Garden District Neighborhood Master Plan into the city’s Comprehensive Development Plan. (Legislative Reference No. 17-O-1272)

The Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) is a guide to the growth and development of the City of Atlanta. It sets forth the development vision, policies and an implementation plan for the City and its neighborhoods for the next 20 years.

“I am grateful to my colleagues for supporting the Midtown Garden District Master Plan,” said Hall. “This is the culmination of a year of work, led by Lord Aeck Sargent in partnership with the Midtown Neighbors’ Association, involving residents and stakeholders, dozens of public workshops and focus group meetings, and a two-month online survey.” Hall added that, with today’s vote, all neighborhoods in Atlanta City Council District 2 now have formally approved master plans or historic district zoning guidelines.

The Midtown Garden District is bounded by 10th Street, Ponce de Leon Avenue, Piedmont Avenue and Lakeview Avenue. The district is characterized by early twentieth-century historic homes, mid-century apartment buildings, a compact street grid, rolling topography and extensive mature tree canopy. In 1999, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

“We are very pleased to see the master plan for the Midtown Garden District approved by City Council and adopted into the CDP,” said Tony Rizzuto, President of the Midtown Neighbors’ Association. “We now have a solid plan for this section of Midtown that includes an aspirational vision and prioritized projects. The plan identifies the need for storm water infrastructure improvements, greenspace expansion, and crosswalk, sidewalk and accessibility upgrades. It also proposes streetscape design guidelines, complete-street designs for Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive, traffic calming on Argonne Avenue and improved connections to the Atlanta BeltLine. Having the projects identified and added to the CDP is the first step in making our vision of Midtown a reality.”

A copy of the master plan can be found on the Midtown Neighbors’ Association’s website at http://www.midtownatlanta.org/

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