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Atlanta’s Memorial Drive Greenway finalized concept has been unveiled

March 21,2017

Source: Josh Green, Curbed Atlanta

They’re calling this long-planned, sweeping expanse of greenspaces—all studded with public art and cafes—the Memorial Drive Greenway. It would span from Oakland Cemetery to a large park that caps The Connector where Memorial meets downtown.

Friends of Memorial Drive Greenway and Park Pride worked in concert for nearly a year to gather public input, which influenced the finalized concept plan presented below.

Leaders concede the concept is ambitious—but potentially game-changing for a vital, formerly downtrodden corridor experiencing a wave of investment.

So what are pretty visuals worth?

According to Park Pride, the concept “is a tool that can be used to fundraise and advocate for what would be a visionary step forward for the surrounding neighborhoods and a source of pride for the city and state.”

With plans in place, Friends of Memorial Drive Greenway are now strategizing how to engage elected officials and everyday citizens to make the park happen, leaders say.

Explore the park plan at the link above.