All planners are invited to join the GPA Young Planners Group for a tour of the Gulch area in downtown Atlanta and a presentation on the multi-modal passenger terminal (MMPT). The proposed MMPT will serve as a hub for existing and future transit systems and will also serve as a catalyst for development in the area. The tour will take place on the evening of Thursday, May 24th, beginning at 5:30. The event speakers include:
- John Skach, Urban Collage
- David Scott, IntegralGude
- Derrick Cameron, Georgia DOT
- Angie Laurie, Central Atlanta Progress
The tour will begin at the southeast corner of the intersection of Central Avenue and Alabama Street at the lower pedestrian level. This is near Underground Atlanta, the old Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, and the Old World of Coke museum. We’ll end the tour at the Glenn Hotel and head upstairs to the SkyLounge to continue the discussion of the MMPT. The SkyLounge will give us a great aerial view of the Gulch, as well as much of the rest of downtown. See the attached map for the start and end locations of the tour. The event schedule is as follows:
5:30 pm – Meet at the intersection of Central Avenue and Alabama Street near Underground Atlanta
5:35 pm – Start the Gulch Tour (John Skach and Dennis Madsen)
6:30 pm – End of the tour at the Glenn Hotel and gather in the SkyLounge
6:35 pm – Discussion and Q & A on the MMPT planning process (Angie Laurie, Derrick Cameron, and Dennis Madsen)
7:30 pm – Networking
The tour location is easily accessible from the MARTA Five Points Station. A number of parking decks and lots are available nearby, including a deck adjacent to the tour starting point at 90 Central Avenue. This event will take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we’ll meet upstairs at the SkyLounge at the Glenn Hotel (110 Marietta Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA) for the entire event.
AICP CM credits are being pursued for this event.