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Mayor Kasim Reed and Department of Planning and Community Development Announce New Location for the Atlanta City Studio
Posted Date: 3/7/2017 2:30 PM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2017

News Release

Mayor Kasim Reed and Department of Planning and Community Development Announce New Location for the Atlanta City Studio

ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that the Atlanta City Studio, the City’s first pop-up design laboratory focused on shaping the future of city neighborhoods, will relocate to Cascade Heights in April. The studio, which has been located at Ponce City Market since its doors opened in May 2016, will be located at 2311Cascade Road in Southwest Atlanta. 

“We are excited to move the Atlanta City Studio to Cascade Heights and engage with residents in Southwest Atlanta,” said Mayor Reed. “The Atlanta City Studio at Ponce City Market has served as an invaluable tool for City of Atlanta planners to gather innovative ideas from local residents, visitors and design professionals. Relocating the studio allows residents in another quadrant to work directly with our city planners to make Atlanta the best possible place to live, work and play.”

The studio is comprised of rotating exhibits that highlight Atlanta neighborhoods and urban design concepts, and is staffed by City planners, architects and transportation professionals. The space is used to host lectures, book talks, film series, open forums, urban art presentations and other neighborhood and design components.

“To promote high quality, sustainable and equitable growth and development in Atlanta, the people who live in the City must be a part of every planning aspect conducted by the Department of Planning and Community Development,” said Commissioner Tim Keane. “The City of Atlanta understands that community engagement and involvement is an integral part of shaping the future of Atlanta, and the Atlanta City Studio will continue to move around the city to ensure that every community can help guide us.”

Residents and planners can visit the Atlanta City Studio to learn more about the comprehensive transportation planning initiative launched by the City of Atlanta, as well as provide feedback. The initiative will update the city’s existing Comprehensive Transportation Plan, reframe transportation policies and identify recommendations for future transportation investment. The last citywide transportation plan was adopted in 2008.

To date, the studio has been a primary venue for public participation on the Atlanta City Design Project, the first-ever project envisioning what Atlanta should look like decades from now. Future planning efforts include the City of Atlanta Housing Plan and the Urban Ecology Framework.

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