Our longtime resident historian, Bill Seay, talked about the Lindbergh-Armour Master Plan (LAMP) topic a couple of months ago, and we have some small updates from that project team from the City and their consultants from the Sizemore Group.
The overview of this project, as taken from the project website, is:
"Atlanta City Design identifies the Lindbergh-Armour area as an emerging hub in northeast Atlanta with great potential to support a growing, diverse community with housing and infrastructure built for everyone. To ensure the vision for the Lindbergh-Armour area is realized, the City of Atlanta and MARTA have partnered to create a framework master plan that will build a sense of identity and integrate planning for transit, trails, ecology, and housing. This planning process will deliver an equity-focused community plan that strengthens access to jobs, affordable housing, commerce, and services, all while defining who constitutes the Lindbergh-Armour community."
The first Community Voices meeting was held October 21 when they discussed the questions below. See the presentation and meeting minutes on the project website.
- What do you love about the study area?
- What should change, or is not working, in the study area?
- What do you envision as the future of the study area?
- What is missing that you'd like to see in the study area?
- Who makes up the Lindbergh-Armour community, and how do we engage them?
The next Community Voices meeting is anticipated to take place in the first quarter of 2021, with larger public engagement opportunities over the next couple of months. We will keep you apprised of these dates as we learn about them!
The PHCA Board and Planning Committee are involved in these conversations already. We've already noted problems with the single entrance and bottleneck traffic at the Monroe/Armour/I-85 South Access point, as well as the frequent, recurring concrete spillage and flooding that occurs near the Armour-Ottley loop, and other issues; along with the great potential this area holds.
Please share your comments, thoughts, and concerns with the PHCA Board as well as the Lindbergh-Armour project team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
From the AJC: MARTA wants your thoughts on design for station in 'emerging hub' of Atlanta