By Kim Hutcherson
The recommendations of the Imagine Memorial Design Studio could be a step closer to becoming reality.
Atlanta City Councilmember Natalyn Archibong has introduced a measure that would create the Imagine Memorial Task Force. The proposed 27-member task force would supervise approval, adoption and implementation of plans.
“Now that the design plan is complete, it is time to implement those ideas,” Councilmember Archibong said. “This task force will work alongside the community to review the plans and have them officially adopted by the City and the Atlanta Regional Commission to ensure that future development, infrastructure decisions, and new projects are done correctly.”
Archibong is hoping to get some of the recommendations approved under the ARC’s Living Centers Initiative. LCI awards planning grants. That means Imagine Memorial ideas could be grandfathered into current ARC grants. That could help pay for some of the proposed transportation improvements recommended by students at Georgia Tech’s prestigious School of City and Regional Planning.
Archibong pushed for Georgia Tech to choose Memorial Drive as the subject of the year’s Design Studio class.