SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF MCGILL PLACE URBAN AMENITIES
- Close by restaurants, grocery stores, theatres etc: Enjoy many types of food and other convenient urban amenities -use the menu in this link to locate.
- Images 1-3.2: There are numerous large-scale projects going on nearby to enhance McGill Place urban healthy lifestyles including the FABULOUS Beltline and Freedom Trail.
- Images 4-6: Sweet Auburn Works, Next Door Neighbors and the O4W Business Association provide further vitality to the neighborhood.
- WEBSITE about O4W New Buildings: https://urbanize.city/atlanta/neighborhood/old-fourth-ward
1. (ABOVE) Showing the 22 mile Beltline loop. GREEN: numerous bike/walking paths. ORANGE: Marta Civic Center is 3/4 mile hike.
2. (ABOVE) The Stitch Initiative
3.1 (ABOVE) Civic Center Redevelopment
3.2 (ABOVE) Civic Center Redevelopment (blue) and the Stitch Initiative over I-75/I-85 Connector (green)
4. (ABOVE) Sweet Auburn Works
5. (ABOVE) Next Door Neighbors site.
6. (ABOVE) Old 4th Ward Business Association.
- WALKING AND BIKING:
THE BELTLINE – 22 MILES OF AN OLD RAILWAY LOOPING AROUND ATLANTA TURNED INTO WALKING AND BIKING PATHS!
McGill Place is 3/4’s mile to the Beltline Eastside Trail and 3/4’s mile to the Civic Center Marta Station. The Eastside Trail feels like Paris with all the people, dogs and cafes. (https://beltline.org/places-to-go/eastside-trail/). Artists have used the revitalized paths as venues for displays of public art and homes located close to the BeltLine have new feathers in their caps.
THE FREEDOM TRAIL BIKE/WALKING PATH is 1 block south and intersects the Beltline, shown green on map at left and a choice under “Path Foundation Trails” on the various maps here: https://beltline.org/map/.
Here is a Freedom Trail tour map.
Here is an overall bike map of the Atlanta City area.
ATLANTA BIKE COALITION/PEDS advocates for good walking and bike paths. https://www.atlantabike.org/peds-merger.
- ONGOING PROJECT: THE STITCH: STITCHING DOWNTOWN BACK TOGETHER! Central Atlanta Progress/Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (CAP/ADID) https://www.atlantadowntown.com/initiatives/the-stitch A design study for a new ¾-mile platform that spans the I-75/I-85 Downtown Connector and ‘stitches’ Downtown back together. The concept creates 14 acres of new urban greenspace atop a new platform structure from the Civic Center MARTA Center at West Peachtree Street to Piedmont Avenue.
- ONGOING PROJECT: THE CIVIC CENTER: SLOW METAMORPHOSIS
2014: The Civic Center was closed for assembly use in 2014 to be developed into a multi-use center by a private developer.
2017-2021: Atlanta Housing purchased the site and an artists community venue is being developed. Their proposal is to reuse the 1968 Civic Center auditorium’s transitional modern architecture, readapting the auditorium’s seating and interior and exterior beautiful modern details and rich materiality (note the brickwork). Respecting the beauty and handiwork of the past generations and being both economical and sustainable in the process is win-win-win!
Here are some Civic Center updates :
A- Atlanta Housing’s July 15th Briefing to the FWW: HERE
B- Atlanta Housing’s Nov 5th Briefing: HERE
C- FROM urbanize.city/atlanta/
- SWEET AUBURN WORKS
To Preserve, Revitalize, and Promote the commercial and cultural legacy of the Sweet Auburn Historic District. Sweet Auburn is where Martin Luther King was born in 1929 and where his memorial was located in 1968. A good book to read the full history of this area is: Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn: A Saga of Race and Family
- NEXTDOOR NEIGHBORS
Nextdoor is an app where you can connect to 275,000 neighborhoods globally, including good ol’ Fourth Ward West! See news posts of residents, resident frustrations, sell stuff fast with free posts, connect to special interest groups, businesses and more.
- O4W BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
Mission: We are your O4W business community.
We INFORM and educate about City of Atlanta events, initiatives and incentives.
We CONNECT you with resources necessary to build a sustainable business.
We ADVOCATE for small independent businesses on a city and state levels.
Here is a good link to explore small businesses in the community: