Turner Field (Courtesy Atlanta Braves)

The City of Atlanta’s Department of Planning and Community Development in partnership with Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority and Invest Atlanta will host a visioning workshop for the Turner Field Stadium Neighborhoods Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) to help develop the eight blocks with vacant parcels immediately surrounding the stadium know as the “core area.”

The meeting will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, at FANPLEX located at 768 Hank Aaron Drive SE. The planning team will conduct two identical work sessions to ensure that everyone in the stadium neighborhoods has a chance to participate:

Morning session: From 9:30 a.m. to noon
Afternoon session: From 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Each session will consist of a brief presentation which will include initial findings on the transportation, housing and market conditions, as well as opportunities of the study area. A brief summary of the kickoff meeting will be presented along with the results of the survey conducted by the Turner Field Community Benefits Coalition.

Following each presentation, participants will have an opportunity to engage in interactive exercises intended to identify the community’s vision for the core area. The Planning Team will provide examples of neighborhoods with variant characteristics, densities, mixes of use and the services these neighborhoods support. Using these as guidelines, participants will be encouraged to build their own community in the core area using 3D blocks.

To learn more about the project and RSVP to participate in the morning or afternoon session, visit StadiumNeighborhoodsLCI.org and facebook.com/StadiumNeighborhoodsLCI.

The Braves will vacate Turner Field after the 2016 season. Georgia State University and development firm Carter have emerged as the winning bidders to redevelop the property into a football stadium surrounded by a mix of student housing, apartments and retail shops.


Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.