As midcentury structures give way to new medical buildings, mixed-use senior facilities, storage facilities, and even residences, the city is exploring options to make the area more pedestrian-friendly.
Still, there’s a long way to go before the final draft.
Vision for the Corridor: Dating back to 2006, the Concord Township Board of Trustees commissioned a Committee to study the Concord Business Corridor and the best use of land for this area, and to structure development that would be desirable for the Township's residents and appealing to visitors. As part of this vision for the Corridor the Committee recommended a Town Center at the corner of Auburn Road and Capital Parkway.
The study area stretches from the top of Midtown at Deering Road to Sheridan Drive in Garden Hills.
The update is long overdue, with current zoning on the corridor dating back to 1982 — when things were very, very different in Atlanta.
Tucked away among the timbers is the long-striding Paul Bunyan State Trail, which rolls 112 miles from Lake Bemidji State Park on the northern end to Brainerd's Northland Arboretum.