Under guidance of prof. Dobbins, Georgia Tech students devise framework plan for the Memorial Drive corridor

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Memorial Drive was buzzing a decade ago as homebuyers picked up units located close to Downtown Atlanta and Midtown, but at prices that reflected the street’s gritty urban texture. These days, humming may be a better word to describe the pace of development. Another difference? Now there’s a bona fide effort to plan for the future of the corridor along a 5.5-mile stretch from I-75/85 to Candler Road. A group of Georgia Tech graduate students, working under the guidance of professor Mike Dobbins, are devising a framework plan for the Memorial Drive corridor. A handful of Tech students presented results of their first three weeks of work at a meeting late Monday afternoon at Drew Charter School’s Senior Academy. The finished product is due by the end of the year. Their plan would create a unified vision for an urban corridor that transitions from an industrial nature closer to the state Capitol to houses and mom-and-pop shops as the road makes a straight line toward Decatur and Stone Mountain.

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School of City & Regional Planning

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atlanta, dobbins, downtown, framework, memorial drive, Midtown, students, studio
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  • Created By: Jessie Brandon
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Sep 10, 2014 - 8:26am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:27pm