Revised vision for downtown’s highway-capping ‘Stitch’ to emerge in coming weeks

February 11,2019

Sean Keenan, Curbed Atlanta

A plan to introduce healthier, more active spaces above downtown’s Connector appears to be not only still alive but moving forward.

An early vision for what could grow into a $400 million development sewing together three-fourths of mile of downtown with green space first emerged back in 2016. The concept is fittingly called “the Stitch.”

That initial design study mapped out pipe-dream plans to cover a half-mile stretch of the Interstate 75/85 Connector with concrete, creating a long tunnel for cars and a 14-acre canvas above for green space, between the Civic Center MARTA station and Piedmont Avenue.

The Stitch idea has been undergoing engineering and feasibility analyses over the past couple of years, and on March 1, an advisory services panel conducted by the Urban Land Institutewill share its findings with the public.

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