Gulch Town Hall Info

District 2 Friends and Neighbors, 

I will be hosting a special District 2 Town Hall meeting this Tuesday, October 30th at the Loudermilk Center (40 Courtland St. NE 30303) from 7-8:30PM. The sole item on the agenda will be the proposed "Gulch" development downtown. All constituents are welcome!  

I have received many emails and had countless conversations about this issue. As the proposed deal is complex and has changed several times over the last couple months, I thought it might be helpful for residents to have time to learn the current status, ask questions, and provide feedback.

I will do my best to present the objective facts related to the proposal, including the chief arguments from both sides. I'll be inviting representatives from CIM Group, the prospective developer, to answer questions as well. We'll then open things up to a thoughtful, informal Q&A. I hope to see you all there. See additional information below. 

The Gulch
A Quick Overview

The "Gulch" is a 40-acre area Downtown stretching from the Five Points Marta station to Mercedes-Benz stadium. Today, the Gulch lies vacant. It generates no tax revenue and impedes neighborhood or urban connectivity Downtown.

A developer, CIM Group, has been in negotiations with the City to build on the land, with government financial support.


As you know, a healthy debate has ensued over the last two months with the details of the deal evolving over time. There seems to be a general consensus that developing the Gulch would be good for Atlanta. Yet, there is concern whether the benefits warrant the size of public investment. The question is whether the deal, in its current form, is the best path forward. 

I look forward to a thoughtful discussion.

Getting to the Loudermilk Center

The Center is a block away from the Atlanta Streetcar's Hurt Park and Auburn at Piedmont stops. It is served by a number of MARTA bus routes, including routes 3 and 816. It is also walking distance from the Peachtree Center and Five Points MARTA rail stations. There is a parking deck at the venue, which will validate.

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