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Community Voices by Historic Westside Legacy Keepers

Community Voices: In the spirit of Sankofa-Sankofa is an African word from the Akan tribe in Ghana. The literal translation of the word and the symbol is “it is not taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind.” -Historic Westside News Legacy Keepers Program sought to capture the remembered past of those who experienced the “Westside story,” that is, the social context leading up to, including, and following the Civil Rights movement and how it affected residents. The Interviews available here showcase the unique memories of residents…

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Fresh renderings: At Atlanta airport, $350M Portman hotel project is moving forward

The latest plans call for more rooms and an all-glass facade. | Renderings: Portman Architects, via Majestic Realty Construction is slated to launch later this year and wrap in 2022 Later this year, the world’s busiest passenger airport could see the construction of a $350 million hotel a stone’s throw from the tarmac. Developer Majestic Reality, in partnership with Portman Architects, is moving forward with a 541-key Hilton hotel at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The project is also expected to entail 50,000 square feet of meeting space, an office building— which…

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Atlanta’s largest installment of ‘co-living’ moves closer to reality near Beltline

Rendering of a courtyard at what could become Atlanta’s first large-scale, co-living development. | Domos Set to include affordable housing, the $50-million, 345-bed co-living community is bound for Chosewood Park Atlanta’s largest offering of what project leaders call an innovative approach to affordable housing is on the way to the city’s southside, more specifically in the Beltline Overlay District. Located at 577 Englewood Avenue in Chosewood Park, the proposed co-living building could include 345 beds in suites, along with furnished shared lounges and kitchens, a club room, a swimming pool,…

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