I have a long history of supporting density, which is critical to walkability and transit. Isupport eliminating parking minimums. I would like to explore implementing a parkingtax on commercial parking facilities.
As Mayor, I will work to ensure that the rewrite of our zoning ordinance is completedwith significant community input and all Invest Atlanta projects will need to comply.
I believe we should extend the Streetcar and focus on those areas where it will run indedicated right-of-way. As your next Mayor, I will make sure that transportation will workfor everyone because I understand that land use, affordable housing, and transportationdecisions go hand in hand.
I’m not wedded to the notion of the multi-modal station being located at the Gulch, but Iam committed to ensuring that it is in a location that will accommodate connection withMARTA, Amtrak, commuter rail and local and intra-city bus service.
I think that neighborhoods should have a major role in deciding what type of retailspaces are appropriate and how large they should be. I think there are good examplesof big box stores being redeveloped as churches, community centers, gyms and otheruses.
I have a strong history of leading on historic preservation, including the Trolley Barn,Central Library, Briarcliff Plaza and others. I would like to allocate more resources forour Urban Design Commission to become more proactive at designating historicproperties and making sure they are protected.
The transportation funding we have recently approved are strong steps in that direction.The MARTA referendum will fund sidewalk repair on MARTA’s property and the RenewAtlanta bond and TSPLOST projects include many around transit stations and corridorsserved by buses. I think we can do a better job of making sure that sidewalks aren’tclosed during construction unless absolutely necessary, as we have experienced inMidtown especially.
I am the only candidate who has worked with the neighborhoods in my District to fund,develop and implement neighborhood master plans for each of them. My administrationwill update appropriate zoning and development regulations in a timely manner so as tobe consistent with neighborhood master plans. Developments that run counter toneighborhood plans and visions will not be approved if I am Mayor.
Deliver 10,000 new housing units at a variety of price points by:○ Utilizing Atlanta Housing Authority property or other appropriate land○ Buy down the cost of land around corridors needing redevelopmentserved by transit● Encourage more diversity in types of housing via:○ Micro-housing, duplexes and garden apartments that can beincorporated into existing neighborhoods○ Expansion of the Accessory Dwelling Unit legislation I passed in Springof 2017● Restore and increase the capacity of Community Development Corporationsacross Atlanta to ensure that smaller, local investors can have a financial stakein the success of their communities.