Sweet Auburn Works Is on Board for the Atlanta Streetcar
Two very positive happenings that will bring physical, organizational, and economic advancements to Sweet Auburn, the historic African-American neighborhood district at the edge of Downtown Atlanta, are occurring simultaneously. One of the undertakings is a public transportation project; and the other is the development of a commercial revitalization program of work. Both undertakings are moving on parallel tracks within Sweet Auburn’s commercial district.
The City is installing infrastructure and accompanying public improvements to facilitate the construction of the Atlanta Streetcar project. The resulting trolley system will run through downtown Atlanta, from Peachtree Street to the Martin Luther King Jr. historic district. The potential looms large for bringing a major influx of additional visitors and local residents into the Sweet Auburn commercial district.
At the same time, dedicated Sweet Auburn community stakeholders have moved forward with the establishment of a commercial revitalization organization that utilizes the Main Street Four Point Approach®. The newly-formed “Sweet Auburn Works” organization is now firmly on track, ready to integrate the streetcar transportation enhancement project as part of the program’s strategic plans for revitalizing the Sweet Auburn commercial district.