The Stitch’s benefits far outweigh any challenges in bringing it to life

February 10,2020

Craig Jones, Saporta Report

Cities are filled with interesting and impactful project ideas; however, few are truly transformative. Transformation is complicated due in part to fractured land ownership, political realities, infrastructure challenges, funding constraints and lack of vision. It is difficult at best to move beyond the current reality to see over these hurdles and imagine a bold new future.

The Stitch represents just such an opportunity. It is a big idea with the potential to truly transform, reconnect and even heal Atlanta’s Central Business District. It is an opportunity to fill the void between Downtown and Midtown that has existed since the I-75/85 ‘Connector’ was first constructed and, in doing so, create a vibrant new urban neighborhood surrounding meaningful public open space with a direct connection to transit.

Read the complete column at the link above.