Development of the Proctor Creek Greenway has been an on-going discussion for nearly a decade, but it has taken a major step forward with the recent announcement of a new 28 acre mixed-use development project, located on the industrial land right next to the Bankhead MARTA Station.
The Emerald Corridor Foundation, founded in 2014 by a group of landscape architects and landowners, inspired by the beauty of the area surrounding Proctor Creek, the neighborhoods’ remarkable transit connectivity, and the opportunity for revitalization, is one of the organizations behind a the multi-million dollar project.
The land has been vacant for about 20 years, according to a member of the ECF’s board.
The site, along Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, would have a hotel, residences and commercial space, but the core of the development will be the Proctor Creek Greenway that runs through it. The greenway will be a seven mile system of trails totaling 400 acres of public green space that will cover a site near Proctor Creek and connect the Atlanta Beltline to the Chattahoochee River.
Mark Teixeira, a former Atlanta Braves player and major backer of this project, told the Atlanta Business Chronicle that “We are very high on density and affordable housing.
The project will require rezoning; Atlanta City Council final approval is expected before Christmas.