What Will Happen to Fort Mac?
Seventeen years ago, in 1990, my late father was reassigned from El Paso, TX, to Fort McPherson, here in Atlanta. We settled here, bought the first house I ever lived in that wasn’t military housing, and made Atlanta home. You may have heard a while ago that Fort McPherson was identified to close as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005. Now, the McPherson Planning Local Redevelopment Authority (MPLRA) is hosting a series of meetings to get public input and feedback on the reuse of the base. They started yesterday and run through tomorrow, Thursday the 12th. The MPLRA is the nonprofit corporation tasked with preparing the redevelopment plan for the U.S. Army’s consideration. Recommendations so far include a commercial/retail complex, cultural district, employment center, and mixed-income housing.
For more info, visit www.mcphersonredevelopment.com or call 404-614-8318. I’m really interested to see how it all shakes out.