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Atlanta Council Prepares to Throw Away Civic Center, despite Thousands Displaced

(APN) ATLANTA — In what is likely to be another near-giveaway of taxpayer-owned property to developers, with no conditions attached, the City Council of Atlanta is set to vote on ordinance 14-O-1191, presented by Councilman Kwanza Hall (District 2), that will allow the Atlanta Development Authority (ADA, nicknamed Invest Atlanta) to preside over the future of the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta […]

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ANALYSIS: How Atlanta Displaces Black Families for Short-Term Projects

  Aerial photographs courtesy of Georgia State University Library Blog. (APN) ATLANTA — In the 1960s, the City of Atlanta, through legal and political maneuvers, displaced thousands of Black families in the former neighborhood Buttermilk Bottoms to create the Civic Center, which, only fifty years later, is now itself the subject of possible demolition.   Also in the 1960s, the […]

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Atlanta Council Approves Controversial New Football Stadium

(APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, March 18, 2013, the City Council of Atlanta approved the extension of the Hotel Motel tax through 2050, in order to provide public funding for the construction of a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons football team, in Atlanta‚Äôs Vine City neighborhood, in a vote of 11 to 4. As previously reported by APN, the […]

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