Atlanta airport managers have long pushed for more development around the airport, an area that features industrial properties, empty lots, airport hotels, logistics facilities, apartments and off-airport parking lots, along with some corporate offices, shopping centers and houses.
But there are challenges, particularly after the pandemic drove a 60% decline in passenger traffic at the Atlanta airport last year due to the pandemic.
Hartsfield-Jackson is in the process of scaling back a long-delayed “Airport City” development planned for a spot steps away from the domestic terminal. The lease for the project dates back to 2016 but it has not been built yet. Now, the airport is removing a gas station travel plaza tract and a mixed-use development tract and terminating a lease for an office development at the site.