Bisnow reports that Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy has proposed building a park that would span the Downtown Connector at North Avenue. Specific details were not released following Cathy’s meeting last month with Georgia Department of Economic Development, but this isn’t the only plan for spanning busy interstates. Central Atlanta Progress is still exploring The Stitch, which would cover a mile of the I-75/85 Connector, creating space for new parks, offices, homes and more. There’s also a plan to cap part of Georgia 400 with a park in Buckhead.

The AJC reports that railroad shipping company Norfolk Southern is considering moving its headquarters to Atlanta from Virginia. The news comes as Norfolk Southern is in negotiations with developer CIM Group to sell portions of The Gulch in Downtown for a massive mixed use development. The former Norfolk Southern offices at The Gulch has already been sold and is being transformed into a mixed-use residential and retail development.

Should Gwinnett voters approve a special referendum next March,  MARTA has agreed to extend bus, rail, and Mobility services to the county. In a unanimous vote, the board authorized MARTA to execute a formal agreement that was signed by the Gwinnett County Commission in August. If the measure is approved by voters, a one-percent sales tax would be collected in Gwinnett County to fund transit operations, capital expenses, and expansion through 2057. Projections show the sales tax would raise approximately $170 million per year, or $5 billion during that period. Under the terms of the contract, MARTA would immediately assume control of six local bus routes and five express routes that take commuters to destinations inside I-285 that are currently operated by Gwinnett County Transit.

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.