Darron Cooper's (MCRP '14) research envisions new purpose for Underground Atlanta

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As Darron Cooper completed a research paper about Underground Atlanta last year at Georgia Tech, he had no idea the city was on the brink of selling Underground to a developer. Cooper’s paper views private ownership as a logical step for the revitalization of Underground. Now his report joins those on the Atlanta BeltLine and Atlantic Station for envisioning new purpose for remnants of Atlanta’s industrial past.  In light of Underground’s present reality and future potential, Cooper said his blue-sky idea would be for Underground’s retail mix to be truly innovative. Perhaps to include an incubator space for tech entrepreneurs, such as Atlanta Tech Village, in Buckhead. “Underground provides access to both road infrastructure and public transit to tech spaces around Atlanta, such as Tech Square,” Cooper said Monday. “They could add something that’s new, different, and edgy.” The potential revitalization of Underground was a natural for Cooper as he considered research topics. Cooper’s masters project was supervised by Georgia Tech professor Daniel Immergluck.

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alumni, darron cooper, downtown, envision, underground atlanta
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  • Created By: Jessie Brandon
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  • Created On: Jan 14, 2015 - 4:44am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:27pm