Long-term plans could change the face of downtown Atlanta

December 29,2016

Source: Matt Pearl, WXIA

​​​​ATLANTA -- Plans being set into place for 2017 could change the face of downtown Atlanta as leaders sketch out their long-term goals moving forward treating the city center as a blank canvas.

So what makes this area – and this year – so vital? Let’s check the numbers.

Between now and 2020, city officials anticipate more than 2,000 new student beds, 2,500 hotel rooms, and nearly 6,000 housing units.

The biggest number? The expected $4.4 billion in redevelopment.

That raises questions about how to respond to all that change. That’s what Downtown leaders are doing now. They’re midway through developing a "master plan" that will peer 5, 10 and even 20 years down the road.

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