This is, however, a concept plan and not a development plan. According to current estimates it could be three to five years before any project commences, or longer depending on the economy. For instance the LCI Study for development of the Avondale MARTA Station—which began construction in Dec. 2016—was approved in 2003.
Nevertheless it’s strongly opposed by those in the surrounding neighborhoods that date to the 1950s or even much earlier.
“This is not like [the Avondale MARTA district], where there are [few] residences,” said Don Rigger who lives in the adjacent Parkwoods neighborhood. “I think most of us favor development over there. But [what the study shows] is too big and too tall. “We don’t need a second downtown over there.”