West Side United Coalition prefers Connectivity Studio's plans for MLK Drive

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A coalition of west side community leaders near the site of the new Falcons stadium say they are opposed to a plan that would close historic Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in front of the stadium site and re-direct traffic to another street. “It’s tantamount to having a Berlin Wall to separate residents from the west side to downtown,” said the West Side United Coalition President, Bishop John Lewis. Group members said they favor another proposed realignment plan that would reconfigure MLK Drive to include a curve that would take it around the stadium complex. The alternate plan was designed by a Georgia Tech planning studio under Michael Dobbins, a professor of city planning. “Martin Luther King becomes a boulevard for the city. And it provides connectivity for people coming from north and south,” said West Side Coalition member Jeb Dobbins about the alternate plan.

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altanta falcons, connectivity studio, martin luther king jr drive, michael dobbins, mike dobbins, MLK Drive, Stadium
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  • Created By: Kyle James
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  • Created On: Feb 10, 2014 - 5:23pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:26pm