Not surprisingly, new study ranks Downtown Atlanta as a ‘growing downtown’

June 7,2019

Karon Warren, Curbed Atlanta

For those who haven’t taken notice, Downtown Atlanta is not only thriving, but also growing.

In “The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities: Second Edition,” a new study of 24 cities across the country by the International Downtown Association, Downtown Atlanta is categorized as a “growing downtown,” making up approximately 2.5 percent of the citywide land area.

Specifically, the study defined downtown as the area bounded by North Avenue to the north, Interstate 20 to the south, Northside Drive to the west, and Boulevard to the east.

Although this region is small in physical terms, the study states, “Downtowns are immensely valuable, diverse, efficient, inclusive, and resilient on multiple levels. From driving tax revenue and business activity to spurring smart development and innovative workplaces, downtowns play a pivotal role in the long-term health of a region.”

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