|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 9 Feb 2012 10:49:28 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Georgia "aims to invest in Fort McPherson's future"|
State aims to invest in Fort McPherson's future Atlanta also interested in property By By Laura Diamond Atlanta Journal-Constitution February 9, 2012Gov. Nathan Deal wants to spend about $28 million to help bring new life to Fort McPherson, but there are few details on how the money will be used and what future investments the state will make.
The recently vacated, 488-acre Army post is about four miles south of downtown Atlanta and has been hailed as a strong candidate for redevelopment, although few concrete plans have been advanced so far. While some say the state will be making a smart investment if Deal's 2013 fiscal year budget is approved, others question why taxpayer money is being spent on property that should be left to private developers.
The complex's future has been an open question since it was included in a 2005 Pentagon base closure plan. Ultimately, it will become a mixed-use property with residential areas, private businesses, and some government buildings and programs, said Rogers Wade, a member of the board overseeing the post’s transition.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-government/state-aims-to- invest-1339780.html
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