The proposed ‘Stitch’

 

Drivers on the downtown connector will be a little more protected from rain in the future. More than $210 million in new infrastructure projects was announced on Tuesday, including $157 million for The Stitch in Atlanta. For those unfamiliar, The Stitch is an effort to renew the connectivity and neighborhoods of downtown Atlanta, largely with parks and other public use space bridging the canyon that is the I-75 and I-85 Connector through the middle of downtown.

“This historic $157 million investment in The Stitch by USDOT through the Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods grant program will fund the implementation of Phase 1, which includes the creation of up to five acres of new park space above the Downtown Connector, improvements to seven Downtown streets, and enhanced connectivity to the MARTA Civic Center bus and rail station,” said A.J. Robinson, President of Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District. “The Stitch has been a dream of the Downtown Atlanta community for 20 years. With the award of this USDOT funding authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, we are now able to make this dream a reality.” 

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