The Downtown Atlanta Master Plan is the result of a yearlong collaborative process that engaged people from all walks of life in Downtown Atlanta, the City of Atlanta and the region in a conversation about the next fifteen years in the center city’s unfolding future. With the recent growth in our City and exciting new projects in Downtown, the time was ripe for us to come together and consider trends driving new growth, weigh the potential for change, establish the aspects of Downtown we wish to preserve, and determine how best to guide coming change.
The Downtown Atlanta Master Plan is comprehensive, addressing a range of topics that will help the Downtown community, led by the City of Atlanta in collaboration with Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. (CAP) and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) and their many partners, navigate and advocate for land use changes and transportation improvements, investments in open space and the public realm, and a range of policies and programs that together will unlock Downtown’s real estate and economic development potential in support of a more vibrant, livable, and equitable Downtown for all to enjoy.
The plan was developed based on input from thousands of people who were engaged throughout the process. The plan’s supporting recommendations echo the priorities of our Downtown community and offer a road map for translating our vision for Downtown into reality.
The Six Goals
The plan identifies over 100 strategies for Downtown and the strategies are organized into 6 categories. The full Master Plan lists all the strategies and more in detail. It can be viewed here.
Progress on Implementation
In December 2017, the Downtown Atlanta Master Plan was adopted by Atlanta City Council. In the two years since adoption, many aspects of the plan have been put in motion. The Implementation Progress Report focuses on those strategies that are underway or have made significant progress over the past two years and summarizes the activities that have taken place to date toward implementation. The accompanying 2019 Implementation Report Card provides a snapshot of progress-to-date on implementing the Plan's recommendations.