Over 60 acres of public land in the heart of Atlanta is poised for redevelopment. Sign-on to support the Turner Field communities in calling for a historic Community Benefits Agreement that ensures equitable and inclusive development.
For fifty years, the communities surrounding Turner Field have been neglected, an almost forgotten footnote in Atlanta’s race to prove it is the “city too busy to hate.”
Once thriving neighborhoods fell victim to the economic priorities of others: busy interstates divided communities and families; stadiums rose and fell, flooding communities with crime and raw sewage; local schools were neglected and underfunded; and promises for positive development were as empty as the scores of parking lots that litter the area.
Now, there is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change all this.Turner Field is being sold, leading residents of the Turner Field communities and their representative community organizations to call for a comprehensive, binding Community Benefit Agreement (CBA) based on the Turner Field Coalition’s Platform for Progress.
What would a CBA mean for our communities? A world of difference–for everyone. A well implemented CBA could alleviate flooding; improve transportation and create new public space; provide jobs for residents and create opportunities for training, education and services for people of all ages; create housing for people of all incomes and prevent displacement of existing residents; and make our streets and communities safer and cleaner, while providing places to shop for people in the neighborhood.
Your support now can bring real and lasting change. Can we count on you? We need to demonstrate how powerful a Community Benefits Agreement could be for our communities and the developer. And the best way to do that is to show how many people support a CBA.Please add your name to our petition, then spread the word!