Wendy Stewart Bank of America Atlanta market president with David Allman, chairman of GWCCA’s Board of Governors and Frank Poe, executive director GWCCA.

Bank of America has announced a $1 million grant to help redevelop and expand Centennial Olympic Park. The bank’s Atlanta market president Wendy Stewart presented the award today, Nov. 10, to representatives from the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) — executive director Frank Poe and David Allman, chairman of GWCCA’s Board of Governors.

“Centennial Olympic Park is a cornerstone of Atlanta civic activity, and Bank of America has a deep legacy with the Olympics, going back to our local predecessor NationsBank,” Stewart said. “We believed in the promise the park and the Games symbolized for a flourishing city, and since then have continually invested in the communities that make up our city by supporting neighborhood revitalization, arts and culture and environmental conservation.”

The redevelopment projects include adding additional green space, creating a pedestrian plaza, revamping the park’s popular amphitheater, creating a bike depot in conjunction with the PATH Foundation, and opening up the Baker Street corner to neighboring attractions.

“Over the past 20 years, Centennial Olympic Park has been a place where Atlanta welcomes visitors from around the globe,” Poe said. “Through Bank of America’s generosity, we are excited that the park will continue to serve as a glorious gathering spot for years to come.”

A rendering of the pedestrian plaza at Andrew Young International Boulevard .
A rendering of the revamped amphitheater in the park.
A rendering of the new entryway to the park via Baker Street.

 

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.