Atlanta — Oct 28, 2022
The Atlanta Regional Commission today announced the winners of the 2022 Regional Excellence Awards, which honors visionary projects that are improving quality of life in communities across metro Atlanta.
The 2022 Regional Excellence Awards winners were honored at the State of the Region on Oct. 28, 2022.
Edgewood – Candler Park Transit-Oriented Development
Columbia Ventures LLC and MARTA
The Edgewood-Candler Park Transit Oriented Development demonstrates how collaborative planning, bold ideas, and stellar execution can transform a community. This development, which includes a vibrant mixed-use complex, was created out of a former parking lot at the Edgewood-Candler Park MARTA station and is part of MARTA’s ongoing efforts to develop parking lots at its rail stations and reenergize neighborhoods.
Code Changes and Implementation for a Sustainable Doraville
City of Doraville
Smaller residential lot sizes, housing built along major commercial corridors, hookups for EV charging stations in all new homes, and more multi-family developments. This is what the future looks like for the City of Doraville, thanks to an ambitious effort to update its zoning code. The new zoning code aims to manage growth in a sustainable way and ensure the city continues to work for all residents.
Partners: Atlanta Apartment Association, Doraville City Council, Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Lord Aeck Sargent, Stantec, Trees Atlanta
Stockbridge Amphitheater and Park
City of Stockbridge
The City of Stockbridge has spent the last decade carefully planning and investing to make its downtown a major community destination. Stockbridge’s newly completed Amphitheater and Park have become the beating heart of this fast-growing city, extending the public space around City Hall.
Avondale Estates Town Green
City of Avondale Estates and the Avondale Estates Downtown Development Authority
The City of Avondale Estates is a Tudor-inspired planned community known for developments that enhance quality of life for residents of all ages and abilities. With its inviting space for town activities, a designated area for food trucks, and a network of mixed-use path that connects the greenspace to the commercial downtown district, the recently completed two-acre Town Green furthers the city’s dedication to inclusive development.
Partners: Avondale Estates Downtown Development Authority, Avondale Estates City Staff, Fabric Developers, Long Engineering, PDC Solutions, Reeves Young Site Solutions, SOE/Stevens & Wilkinson
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the official planning agency for the 11-county Atlanta Region, including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale counties as well as the City of Atlanta and 74 other cities. The Atlanta Regional Commission serves as a catalyst for regional progress by focusing leadership, attention, and planning resources on key regional issues.
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