Wednesday, January 30, 2013
H. LAMAR WILLIS SEEKS A MASTERPLAN FOR DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT
Councilmember H. Lamar Willis introduced legislation during Monday’s Full
Council meeting to create a Downtown Development Technical Advisory Group (DDTAG).
The purpose of the group is to create a master plan that incorporates a series
of large projects already in the works for downtown. Those projects
include: The National Civil and Human Rights Museum, College Hall of Fame, Multi
Modal Passenger Terminal (MMPT), New Falcons Stadium, and Turner Field
Redevelopment. The group would also be responsible for identifying future
development opportunities for Downtown Atlanta.
difference between this Advisory Group and others is that we are asking for
resources to develop a tangible action plan that will not only maximize the
impact of the major projects we have planned for Downtown, but also to make
Downtown attractive for future investment,” said Willis.
legislation, Co-Sponsored by Council members Keisha Lance Bottoms, Kwanzaa Hall,
Joyce Sheppard, Cleta Winslow, and Ivory Lee Young, calls for the Mayor’s
administration to earmark up to $500,000 to develop the master plan. If
approved, DDTAG will consist of representatives from City Council, Georgia
State, MARTA, Invest Atlanta, and several business and community leaders.