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2019 | VOLUME 4

THE AEROTROPOLIS CIDS DIGEST The official newsletter of the Aerotropolis Community



The Airport West Community Improvement District and Airport South Community Improvement District (collectively “Aerotropolis Atlanta Community Improvement Districts” or “AACIDs”) were recently awarded a Livable Communities Initiative (LCI) grant to complete the AeroATL Greenway Concept Development. The AeroATL Greenway Concept Development is the next phase of the AeroATL Greenway Plan completed in fall 2018. Each of the partners (Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance, Aerotropolis Atlanta CIDs, Atlanta, Clayton County, East Point, Forest Park, Hapeville, South Fulton and Union City) have identified a model mile trail segment to further develop concept and feasibility.

On Wednesday, September 11th, we conducted interviews with a few of the qualified firm(s) that are able to provide professional services to complete the AeroATL Greenway Concept Development. We are proud to annouce that POND will be the recommended company presented to the Board for approval. Please feel free to watch their excellent concept presentation video.

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We are well underway with our Freight Cluster Plan (FCP). The FCP will help us to better understand the freight and the logistics process that impacts our region. We are working in tandem with several partners, including the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the Aerotropolis Alliance, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int'l Airport (ATL), Fulton and Clayton Counties, and and the cities of Hapeville, East Point, College Park, South Fulton and Forest Park. The study will examine the existing and projected future conditions of freight movement around the airport and recommend improvements that will aid in the continued movement of cargo in and through the airport area. A big part of the goal of this study is to address and recommend safety improvements. Thus far, we have held a bus tour and freight forum as a way to to collect accurate data in support of this study. The feedback and support has been well received and appreciated. We have also recorded our first podcast featuring Daniel Studdard, Principal Planner with ARC and Stan Reecy, Project Manager with the Aerotropolis Atlanta CIDs. For more information about the FCP please visit:


VIRGINIA AVENUE SMART CORRIDOR 2ND PUBLIC MEETING The AACIDs hosted its second public meeting for the Virginia Avenue Smart Corridor on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Virginia Crossing Development at 1005 Virginia Avenue.  The meeting shared project updates and answered pertinent questions regarding the direction of the study.

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COUNCIL FOR QUALITY GROWTH'S MONTHLY MEETING FEATURED COMMISSIONER FELICIA FRANKLIN WARNER, VICE CHAIR OF ATL TRANSIT LINK We are always proud to host the monthly Council for Quality Growth South Metro Advisory Meetings. This month we were honored to have representatives from Clayton County to showcase updates, stats and exciting opportunities to live, work and play in this county. Felicia Franklin Warner, Clayton County Commissioner and Vice Chair of the Atlanta Transit Link (ATL) Authority, is a proud advocate of this region. Her insight and influence is helping to shape communities, business development and growth. In addition, Erica Rocker-Wills the Senior Business Development Manager at the Development Authority of Clayton County, supports the same initiatives.


NEW AEROTROPOLIS ATLANTA CIDS BOARD MEMBERS We are thrilled to announce the addition of two new Board Members for Airport South CID. Cassie Hanavich is currently the Senior Leasing Manager with Prologis and oversees leasing activity in the Atlanta market. She runs the South Atlanta portfolio, managing over six million SF, while focusing on leasing current vacancies and maintaining relationships with existing customers. Cassie earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama, majoring in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Prior to commercial real estate, she worked in both oil & gas at ExxonMobil and energy at Georgia Power Company, as a project manager for various capital projects. She started her real estate career as a broker with Cushman & Wakefiled, specializing in industrial landlord representation. Cassie's most recent position before joining Prologis was Asset Manager for GLP, where she managed 14 million SF in Florida and Atlanta. Michael Godin is the new Clayton County Appointee. He is Vice President of Business Development for WePartners. He is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and acquiring new investment properties. He focuses on residential, office, retail and industrial properties in the greater Atlanta area. Michael also works with WePartner’s Development team to utilize their land holdings to rezone, engineer and develop new properties. Michael has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Hong Kong. He is fluent in several languages including: French, Spanish, Chinese and German.

UPCOMING EVENTS OCTOBER 10/10/19 - Council for Quality Growth's Four Pillar Tribute | GWCC | 6:00 - 9:00 PM  10/15-16/19 - Sustainable Airport Areas Int'l Seminar | Atl Airport Marriott 10/17/19 - The ATL Airport Chamber's Annual Meeting | GICC | 11:30 - 1:30 PM NOVEMBER 11/8/19 - ARC's State of the Region Breakfast | GWCC | 7:30 - 9:30 AM 11/12/19 - GA Transportation Summit | Athens, GA | 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM 11/19 - Council for Quality Growth's CIDs Recognition | Exact Date and Location TBD

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