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Midtown Connector Transportation Improvement Project

A Greener Heart for Atlanta

The MCP Foundation was established in 2018 with the vision to create “A more equitable, sustainable, and multi-purpose future where Midtown meets the Connector.” The work of the MCP Foundation was to tackle three key challenges arising from the Connector in Midtown – traffic and safety, access and mobility, and greenspace and the environment.

The Midtown Connector Transportation Improvement Project (MCTIP) would create a deck over the Connector, spanning from North Avenue to 10th Street, combining vertically integrated transportation fixes with public gathering spaces, enhanced roads and connectivity, improving mobility in Midtown and transforming life in the region for generations to come.

The Project would restore the transportation network to alleviate traffic and congestion, making the area safer. It would create a bustling urban greenspace while responsibly tackling environmental and equity issues in our community, and bringing the vibrant Midtown neighborhood back together.

The MCP Foundation has completed its three-year feasibility study and the project is now deemed “shovel worthy.” It’s time for the next generation of government, business and philanthropic leadership to bring this vision to life, a vision that will achieve mobility for all and create a greener heart for Atlanta.

  • Connector Construction in Midtown, 1950s

    Connector Construction in Midtown, 1950s

The MCP Foundation was established in 2018 with the vision to create “A more equitable, sustainable, and multi-purpose future where Midtown meets the Connector.” The work of the MCP Foundation was to tackle three key challenges arising from the Connector in Midtown – traffic and safety, access and mobility, and greenspace and the environment.

The Midtown Connector Transportation Improvement Project (MCTIP) would create a deck over the Connector, spanning from North Avenue to 10th Street, combining vertically integrated transportation fixes with public gathering spaces, enhanced roads and connectivity, improving mobility in Midtown and transforming life in the region for generations to come.

The Project would restore the transportation network to alleviate traffic and congestion, making the area safer. It would create a bustling urban greenspace while responsibly tackling environmental and equity issues in our community, and bringing the vibrant Midtown neighborhood back together.

The MCP Foundation has completed its three-year feasibility study and the project is now deemed “shovel worthy.” It’s time for the next generation of government, business and philanthropic leadership to bring this vision to life, a vision that will achieve mobility for all and create a greener heart for Atlanta.

Transportation Improvements

Free to Move

Imagine moving more freely around our city with improved mobility that allows you to enjoy all that Atlanta has to offer like never before. Experience a new network of unified streets and improved exits off the Connector that complement inviting walking and cycling paths. Cars, bikes and pedestrians would safely co-exist and enjoy for the first time a truly connected Midtown.

Community Greenspace

Places and Spaces to Explore

Picture a welcoming community greenspace weaving above the river of concrete in the heart of Atlanta. Trails, ponds, gardens, playgrounds, outdoor cafés and even an amphitheater would line the serpentine park above the Connector, creating a new destination for outdoor urban adventure. This much-needed park would help tackle the city of Atlanta’s environmental equity issues, enhance mental and physical health and enrich social connections.

Environment

Healthier for All

Our layered-infrastructure approach using environmentally sustainable best practices would deliver a remarkable 25-acre oasis. You’ll breathe easier knowing we’re improving air quality, recycling stormwater and generating renewable energy. Our robust tree canopy would capture carbon emissions and provide cooling shade, leading to a more peaceful, while still bustling, healthier Midtown.

Economic Opportunity

Prepare to Prosper

Think about an energized city stimulated by new connectivity that fosters socialization. This new park would be a center for fostering new relationships and ideas that would help grow businesses. A community of collaboration among residents, employees, and students would emerge, ultimately powering the economy and making this area even more desirable to live and work.

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Community Conversations

For a more in-depth look into this project, the MCP Foundation invites you to watch our Community Conversation videos. We hope these videos will help answer some of the outstanding questions you may have about the status of the project, and what next steps are needed to advance it.

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