The Green Line

Central Atlanta Progress in partnership with area stakeholders has developed an ambitious new vision for the East-West corridor of Downtown stretching from the state Capitol area to Philips Arena. Dominated by a linear park ringed by pedestrian-friendly development and hallmarked by increased multimodal connectivity, the plan provides a dynamic look at the future.

This master plan effort was intended to

  • Create an expansive paradigm changing vision for the Heart of Downtown Atlanta
  • Build on the framework of the Imagine Downtown plan to develop a more detailed redevelopment plan.
  • Identify, program and visualize development sites within the corridor.
  • Create an implementable plan that:
  • Envisions an iconic destination.
  • Stitches the city together through public space, transit and daily life.
  • Fosters public and private investment.

The Green Line recommendations include:

  • The extension of Alabama Street and Wall Street and a new West Spring Street, all at viaduct level
  • Capping the railroad gulch to introduce open space and air-rights development sites above with transit and parking underneath
  • A new Multimodal Passenger Terminal in conjunction with the Five Points MARTA station
  • Transforming the Five Points MARTA station into a integrated and activated open space plaza
  • New entrances to and expanded retail and entertainment uses at Underground Atlanta
  • A revitalized former World of Coke site with attraction and hospitality uses

Additional information on the genesis of the Green Line plan:

Download the Green Line Executive Summary (6 MB)

Download the full Green Line Report (39 MB)

Download a two-page Green Line Fact Sheet (170 KB)

If you have additional questions please contact Jennifer Ball at or 404-522-3344