9:40 am September 16, 2011, by AJC Opinion
Moderated by Tom Sabulis
Will one of the biggest redeveloped spaces in Atlanta favor business over community? Or will it integrate with the neighborhood? Anchored by a bioscience research center, the plan for Fort McPherson, which closed Thursday, has been approved by the federal government, but it has met with early resistance. Below are views from leaders on both sides of the issue.
Michael Dobbins, a professor and a former commissioner of Planning, Development and Neighborhood Conservation for Atlanta, believes the plan falls short.
Jack C. Sprott, executive director of the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority, writes that the old fort requires a new plan.
Read their views and tell us what you think.
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