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Turner Field Neighbors Call For Community Benefits Agreement

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(APN) ATLANTA — The communities near Turner Field are seeking a binding Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) as part of the pending stadium sale.   The Atlanta Fulton County Recreational Authority (AFCRA) is in the process of selling Turner Field and surrounding acres to Georgia State University and the development firm Carter.   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2015/12/24/residents-advocates-criticize-selection-of-gsu-to-redevelop-turner-field/   It is not clear how GSU […]

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What We’re Reading – Wednesday, January 13, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post.   Turner Field Residents Unveil Their Wish List for Redevelopment Saporta Report http://saportareport.com/turner-field-residents-unveil-their-wish-list-for-redevelopment/   BREAKING: Brookhaven Suspends City Manager, Police Chief to Serve as Interim Brookhaven Post http://brookhavenpost.co/breaking-brookhaven-suspends-city-manager-police-chief-to-serve-as-interim/36543/   State to Pay $22 Million to Resolve Food Stamp Lawsuit Atlanta Journal-Constitution http://www.ajc.com/news/news/breaking-news/state-to-pay-22-million-to-resolve-food-stamp-laws/np3Ck/   GOP Leader in No Hurry to Revisit Anti-gay Bill […]

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Mayor Reed Defends Lack of Public Input on Turner Field, Noting All Projects Lack Such Input

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(APN) ATLANTA — At a meeting of the City Council of Atlanta’s Finance/Executive Committee on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, Council Members heard from the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority (AFCRA), which oversees Turner Field, as well as residents who are fighting to have a say in how their neighborhoods are impacted when the Braves leave.   AFCRA recently invited developers to […]

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What We’re Reading – Tuesday, October 27, 2015

To access links, pls click on full post.   Can Newfound Cities Keep Citizens’ Interest? Atlanta Journal-Constitution http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/can-newfound-cities-keep-citizens-interest/nn72h/   MARTA Chair Says Agency Plans to Seek Part of Transportation Sales Tax for Expansion Reporter newspapers http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2015/10/26/marta-chair-says-agency-plans-to-seek-part-of-transportation-sales-tax-for-expansion/   Op-ed: Liane Levetan: Say No to LaVista Hills Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription) http://www.myajc.com/news/news/opinion/say-no-to-lavista-hills/nn7K3/   The Race for Mayor Begins and Turner Field is Front […]

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ANALYSIS: AFCRA Betrayed the Turner Field Communities


Editorial by Anna Simonton, Staff Writer and News Analyst; and Matthew Charles Cardinale, News Editor.   (APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority (AFCRA) has officially invited developers to bid on Turner Field, despite the fact that the public input process regarding community benefits has just gotten started – a move that amounts to a stab in the […]

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Residents Call on Mayor to Support Community Led Development of Turner Field

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(APN) ATLANTA — Over sixty residents from the neighborhoods surrounding Turner Field delivered a letter to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on July 07, 2015, asking him to publicly commit to making sure the area’s redevelopment is community-driven, not developer-driven.   “We are more than developers’ current neighbors and future victims,” Sohna Harzeez, a resident of the Pittsburgh neighborhood and member […]

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Hosea Feed the Hungry Announces Service Expansion

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(APN) ATLANTA — This year’s first annual Hosea Feed the Hungry media brunch announced the official launch of Hosea Helps (HH).   Hosea Helps works 365 days a year to help an additional 3,500 people with new programs and expansion of other programs to better serve the community every day.   Today a new generation of Williams’s are carrying on […]

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New Coalition Challenges GSU’s Turner Field Development Plan

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(APN) ATLANTA — Residents of the communities surrounding Turner Field are determined not to let history repeat itself.   The stadium and surrounding property are up for grabs when the Atlanta Braves baseball team leaves for Cobb County in 2017.   Georgia State University (GSU) is vying to acquire the real estate and has partnered with Carter real estate firm, […]

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Opacity, Public Exclusion Seen in Mayor’s Statements on Turner Field Redevelopment

With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale (APN) ATLANTA — The pending sale of the land underlying Atlanta’s Turner Field, just south of Downtown Atlanta, has been a point of contention for most of the year. Mayor Kasim Reed made controversial statements to WSBTV Channel 2 on or around November 11, 2014, that Turner Field could be sold “very soon,” […]

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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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Fulton Judge Rules against Atlanta in Street Vendor Dispute

(APN) ATLANTA — Fulton County Superior Court Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua has ruled in favor of street vendors in Atlanta who were negatively impacted by the City of Atlanta when the City entered into a contract with a private firm, U.K. – LaSalle, LLC, to manage the City’s street vendors. The case was Larry Miller and Stanley Hambrick v. City […]

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New Stadium Plan Sparks Gentrification, Neighborhood Concerns

With additional reporting by Marko Robinson, Staff Writer (APN) ATLANTA — Arthur Blank, a billionaire and owner of the Atlanta Falcons, a football team, wants a new, better stadium, in Atlanta’s Vine City neighborhood, just down the street from where the Georgia Dome currently sits. The current Dome is operated by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA), an entity […]

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