The civilian agency tasked with redeveloping Fort McPherson will kick off a community study to plan the future of the area at a meeting Thursday in southwest Atlanta.
The Fort Mac LRA (which is formally known as the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority) plans to introduce the community to the Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) process in the first of what will be several neighborhood meetings. The meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rev. James Orange Park Recreation Center, at 1305 Oakland Drive SW.
The meeting will include planners and authority staff and will offer residents a chance to bring forward ideas for a 1,300 acre study area that extends well beyond the Fort McPherson campus.
In June, filmmaker Tyler Perry acquired most of the closed Army post for $30 million. He plans a film studio, and documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show he also submitted maps to the civilian authority detailing a potential future amphitheater and museum on the property.
The complicated transaction left the redevelopment agency with about 144 acres of land to develop under civilian control.
An Urban Land Institute panel recently recommended options for the civilian land, including an expanded Veterans Administration medical center, offices for federal agencies, government contractors and media companies as well as retail, restaurants and apartments.