Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It's a Big Week for the Ft. McPherson Redevelopment Project

by Josh Lindenbaum

Owned by the U.S. Army and occupied by it from the end of the Civil War until it fell victim to the Defense Department's 2005 cost-saving wave of base closure orders, Ft. McPherson offers a huge opportunity for redevelopment in East Point on the southwest side of town. Proposals were due at noon today from developers seeking to serve as 'master developer' for commercial and residential aspects of a re-purposing of the base's assets and land. And when Governor Deal unveils his 2013 budget later in the week, we should learn how much the state plans to allocate to development of a science and technology park onsite.

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