Falcon stadium impact mitigation priorities

Makeda Johnson
Rev. Howard Beckham
Yvonne Jones
Rev. Dexter Johnson
Demarcus Peters
Kyle Kessler
Robin Gagnon
Scott Chapman
Suzanne Bair
Westside TAD Advisory Board
English Avenue/Vine City Ministerial Alliance
Vine City Civic Association
English Avenue Neighborhood
Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association
Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association
Marietta Artery Neighborhood Association
Marietta St
Vine City
Castleberry Hill
Mitigation Priorities
Workforce Challenges & Solutions
Education and Social Services
Business & Economic Development
Public Safety & Code Enforcement
Quality of life: Long/Short term
Non Displacement
Our collective top priorities are to:
Secure our seniors
Stabilize individual households and businesses
Create a healthy environment that supports human capital
Preserve our historic legacy
Develop the capacity for current residents and business
owners to strive and remain in the impacted communities.
Impact: Gentrification and Removal of residents from the neighborhoods
Gentrification, has many definitions, it is
understood to be a change process in
which historically low income
communities, attract residents with higher
incomes. Causing an increase in property
values and traditionally out pricing
current residents causing displacement
and shifts in the economic, social and
cultural demographics of a community.
Housing Rehab
For Seniors & Low Income homeowners
Tax Abatement (Cap)
For all current homeowners until the sale of property
Workforce Housing
Using HUD 30% of income rule
Houses for $1.00 lottery
Cooperative Housing
Housing Enterprise
Workforce Housing
Senior Housing
Business Incubator
Cooperative Businesses
Merchant Mart
Business Support
Owner Occupied
Business Development
Gentrification will change the
social and cultural fabric of
our community.
We must intentionally
support historic preservation
of our legacy as the birth
place of the Civil Rights
Movement for future
Identification of
Historic Landmarks
Creation of Historic
Restoration of
Historic Landmarks &
Cultural Centers
Historic Markers &
Heritage Tourism
Respect for Landmark
Life Skills
•Educational Fund
•Child Care
•Vending Licenses
•Construction trade apprenticeships
•Cottage Industry Micro Loans
•Community Based workforce development services
•Internship Program
•Wellness program to address health disparities
• Skill Level
• Education
• Criminal Background
Community Based Training
Basic Computer Skills
Job Readiness
Soft Skills Development
Career Development
Re-entry Program
Historic Preservation
Economic Security
Business Development
Home Ownership
Earning Capacity
Affordable Housing
Health & Wellness
English Avenue
Vine City
Castleberry Hill
Marietta St.
Our collective priorities are :
 Jobs and Business Development
 Affordable Housing for Seniors and Families
 Education and Social Services Programs
 Community Facilities
 Public Safety/Enforcement & Quality of Life
Contracting Opportunities during New
Stadium Development
Vending Opportunities Inside New Stadium
Creation of Management Internship Program
for residents within the New Stadium and
At least 31% of the value of contracts going to
Minority/Women Owned Business targeted to
businesses in English Avenue, Vine City, and
Castleberry Hill
Assign a minimum of 50 licenses for community
residents to operate vending inside and outside
Minimization of Displacement
Establish a Community Land Trust to maintain
affordable housing
Assist low income families and seniors with
housing repairs and upgrades
Develop new Senior Housing and Affordable
Housing for families
Mixed Income Housing
Protect long term resident from
Establishment of a Trust Fund
to pay for increased taxes that
may result due to New Stadium
Project and accompanying
Redevelopment of Herndon
Homes site into a Mixed Use
retail/housing development to
include high quality Housing
Revitalization of Existing Capital Assets as
Hubs for Education & Social Services
Establishment of an “Educational Scholarship
Fund” to assist residents in acquiring higher
Creation of Nationally Certified, High Quality, Early
Childhood Education Program
Establish trade school and adult education for construction and
management related positions at the New Stadium and in
preparation for other career/business opportunities
Support cultural, performing, and visual arts programs in
revitalized capital assets
All of the above can be housed in existing capital
Redevelopment of existing capital to be used as
Community Facilities
Creation of Parks & Green Spaces in
neighborhoods that lack these amenities
Maintain historical character and attributes of
Create new parks and link all communities – English
Avenue, Vine City, and Castleberry Hill to Centennial
Park via a linear park system
Community Focused, Resident Driven
•Historic Properties
•Revenue Generation
English Avenue Campus
627 English Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30318
Former APS Headstart
740 Cameron Alexander
Atlanta, GA 30318
•Percentage of parking revenues
•Sustainable for long-term
Partnerships to Enhance
Youth Experiences
How Does….
= Success?
“South downtown must be fixed for
Atlanta to thrive.” Creative Loafing
Investment is NOT PRESENT on the South Side
Without Development…
Buildings are empty
Tax base is depleted
No job Creation
Surface parking lots
Homeless Feedings
Parking Lots
Stifle Other Development
Result in lowered tax base
Discourages Mass Transit Use
Waste Valuable Land
No More Parking / ITSMARTA
Stadium site chosen for proximity to Mass Transit
Encourage Falcon Fans to use it – Game Recognition
Partnership Between MARTA & DOME
Special Seating Section for Mass Transit Users
VIP Ticket Packages with Proof of MARTA Use
% Off Concessions for MARTA Use
No Grocery Store within a 1 mile radius of South Side
Grocery Stores Benefit:
• Residents
• Falcons Fans
• Office Workers
Map of “Grocery Free Zone”
Actively Recruit Grocery Stores to Benefit
• Residents
• Office Workers
• Falcons Fans
One Way Downtown Streets
• Designed to move crowds
• Discourage healthy street
retail activity
• Run Higher rates of speed
• Add confusion for visitors
• Assist the Dome and
Damage the Community
Two Way Streets
Sidewalk Improvements
Complete Streets to Move Traffic in BOTH directions
No One Way Streets moving Single Vehicle in One Direction
Crime Rates
Traffic Plan (Pre & Post Game)
Uniformed Police Support (Pre & Post Game)
Parking Enforcement
Game Day
Tailgating Issues
Public Urination
Citizen Safety
Parking/Blocked Access
Generators Fire Risks
Dedicated Police Precinct in CH, VC & EA
Special Enforcement Squad for Tailgating
Solution - COPS units
Street Lights/More Light
Citywide surveillance and cameras
Additional Beat Cops (COPS)
Foot Patrol
Bike Patrol
Our goal through the Community Benefit
Plan and Agreement is to ensure
unrestricted access to public amenities and
protect the quality of life for the
communities surrounding the new Falcons
Stadium/ Georgia World Congress Center
during and after the construction phase.
“…what matters most is how
this massive addition to the city
will blend in with its
surrounding environment and
do no harm to the people who
live near it, be it on game days
or the rest of the year.”
Creative Loafing
Thomas Wheatley 11/7/2013
There are two equally important phases to address;
• New Falcons Stadium Construction and Demolition of
Georgia Dome
• Post Construction
Storm water runoff/retention
Brownfield assessment/remediation/removal
Noise abatement and mitigations
Relocation/Addition of utility poles
Hours of operation
Location of construction/delivery entrance(s)
Delivery staging and hours
Route for major material deliveries and removal
Parking for construction staff
Lighting intrusion
Interruption to normal vehicular or pedestrian patterns
¨ Schedule appropriate City of Atlanta department representative,
Falcons stadium construction team, Georgia World Congress Center
management to meet with CBA/P committee to work through
¨ The mayor’s office form and administer a Construction Assessment
Committee, comprised of stadium construction management,
GWCC representative, neighborhood leaders City of Atlanta
department liaisons, elected official and other stakeholders. This
committee will meeting on a regular basis throughout the
construction and demolition process to resolve
community concerns.
Traffic management
Transportation improvements and pedestrian safety
Parking enforcement
Tailgating enforcement both on the GWCC campus and off
Community safety
Sanitation enforcement
Noise bleed
Lighting intrusion
We request The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office to form and
administer a Community Benefits Agreement/Plan Assessment
Committee to evaluate and remedy the goals and agreements of the
final Community Benefits Agreement/Plan.
The Assessment Committee would include a representative from
each community organization represented on CBA/P Committee and
all relevant government agencies and elected officials. This would be
an ongoing committee.
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Marietta St
Vine City
Castleberry Hill