Report Summary: The panel was tasked with evaluating this moonshot and helping it become a more certain possibility. During this process, panelists heard from stakeholders, residents, and partners at the local, city, and state levels; from design and real estate professionals and health and mobility experts; from those with a deep passion for the project and those who are just learning about the bridge concept. The study area, as determined by the sponsor and partner agencies, is bounded by University Avenue to the north, Rice Street to the east, Selby Avenue to the south, and Lexington Parkway to the west. The panel built upon previous advisory work regarding freeway lids conducted by ULI Minnesota, which serves ULI members in the Twin Cities region and throughout the state as well as the Dakotas.
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This webinar was hosted by the Curtis Infrastructure Initiative as part of United for Infrastructure 2020: A Week to Champion America’s Infrastructure.
“The Stitch” is a concept to build a new ¾ mile long “lid” above the I-75/85 Downtown Connector, an Interstate that bisects Atlanta’s downtown, as a way to create open space in the heart of the city of Atlanta. Aptly named, this project intends to “s...