Blueprint puts meat on bones of Atlanta Aerotropolis vision

Here’s a link to the new “blueprint” for development around Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. It fills in the details on what previously had been a rambling vision for a planned “aerotropolis” approach to economic development in the area immediately surrounding the world’s busiest airport.

Although the study covers a huge ring radiating 20 miles out from the airport, the Aerotropolis Atlanta Blueprint advocates four “catalyst areas” closer in:

  • “Airport City,” west of the airport in the Hapeville and Georgia International Convention Center area;
  • “Corporate Crescent,” which takes in a concentration of corporate offices just north of the airport;
  • “International Gateway,” just east of the International Terminal in Mountain View, and
  • “Cargo City,” south of the airport.

The blueprint also puts forth a vision that includes revitalizing the downtowns of small cities ringing the airport, greenspace and a trail network. For anyone interested in land use in the great airport sprawl just south of Atlanta, the report provides a wealth of information.

The Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance pushed for the study, which was funded by the Atlanta Regional Commission and performed by Jacobs (a large engineering and planning firm).

By | 2016-08-02T11:33:43+00:00 2 August 2016|Air, SMART GROWTH|0 Comments

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