Atlanta is known for offering a unique mix of business-savvy and innovation from startups to Fortune 500s — disruptive thinking in solving problems and impacting social good. At the same time, our region extends a welcoming sincerity that invites natives and newcomers alike into the circle. This is what Day One is about in Atlanta.
The metro Atlanta region is also, literally, situated around a circle — namely, the I-285 perimeter loop which wraps around our city in the forest. This highway distinguishes in-town living, also known as “ITP” (inside the perimeter) from our Main Street suburbs or “OTP” (outside the perimeter).
Metro Atlanta’s economic development community has collaborated to give Amazon’s team a view of the best of both of these worlds. Below you’ll find 6 potential ITP sites where HQ2 can shape the skyline and 3 OTP sites where HQ2 can erect its own tech hub campus.
The site map provides a sense of how these sites relate to the geography and infrastructure of metro Atlanta, and the comparison table will allow you to evaluate the sites based upon specific characteristics requested in the RFP.
Interactive Map of Sites
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|Midtown||Downtown South||Arts Center/Atlantic Station||Old Fourth Ward||Quarry Yards||Assembly||Lockheed/Dobbins||Infinite Energy Center||Georgia Aerotropolis Corridor|
|Miles to population center (City Center)||Less than 1||1||1||1||2||14||16||25||30|
|Miles to International Airport||13||12||12||13||15||25||28||37||21|
|Miles to major highways or arterial roads||Adjacent to I-75/I-85 Downtown Connector||Less than 1 mile from I-75/I-85 Downtown Connector and I-20||Adjacent to I-75/85 Downtown Connector||1 mile from I-75/I-85 Downtown Connector||2 miles from I-75/I-85 Downtown Connector and 2 miles to I-20||Adjacent to I-285, 1 mile from I-85||1 mile from I-75||Less than 1 mile from I-85||Adjacent to South Fulton Parkway, a four-lane divided highway that connects back to I-285 16 miles from site|
|Direct access to Subway/Metro||Access to MARTA rail at North Ave Station (adjacent to several properties in district)||Access to MARTA rail at Five Points, GWCC, and Garnett Stations (all adjacent to several properties in district)||MARTA rail at Arts Center and Midtown Stations (adjacent to several properties in district)||1 mile from North Ave MARTA Station||Adjacent to Bankhead MARTA station for rail service||MARTA rail service adjacent to site||N/A||N/A||No current transit options. MARTA has looked at the feasibility of bus and light rail service out South Fulton Parkway.|
|Direct access to Bus Routes||Access to MARTA bus at North Ave Station and other stand alone stops throughout district||Access to MARTA bus service at three MARTA stations plus stand alone sites throughout district||Access to MARTA bus at Arts Center and Midtown Stations as well as multiple stand alone stops throughout district||Multiple bus stops throughout district||Adjacent to Bankhead MARTA station for bus service||MARTA bus service adjacent to site||Cobb County Transit bus service available, which connects with MARTA service at Arts Center Station||Gwinnett County Transit service available from site back to Doraville MARTA Station and Civic Center Station||N/A|
|Direct access to Rail/Train||N/A||3 blocks from Atlanta Streetcar||N/A||Planned MARTA street car||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|500,000 sq. ft. initial site requirement by 2019||2M+ sf of existing office space available||650k sf of existing office space available across 3 buildings||Multiple build to suit options exist for delivery by late 2019/early 2020||360k sf delivered Q1 2019, balance of 500k sf available as build to suit by Q4 2019||500k sf build to suit available by Q4 2019||Build to suit delivered by Q2 or Q3 2019||Over 2.6M sf of existing buildings on site||Existing 178k sf building would be given to company for immediate occupancy. County will work to identify other properties to meet phase one needs.||Build to suit opportunities. Timeline to be determined with developer.|
|Total solution for 8 million square feet by 2027||Build to suit opportunities on several developable parcels in the district||Build to suit opportunities on several developable parcels in the district||Build to suit opportunities on several developable parcels in the district||Build to suit opportunities on several developable parcels in the district||Additional square footage achieved through build to suit opportunities at site||Additional square footage achieved through build to suit opportunities at site||Additional square footage achieved through build to suit opportunities at site||Additional square footage achieved through build to suit opportunities at site||Additional square footage achieved through build to suit opportunities at site|
|Ownership of Property||Multiple owners by parcel||Newport Group and CIM||Varies by parcel - Selig, MetLife, Hines||New City and Jamestown||Urban Creek Partners||Integral Group||Lockheed Martin owns majority of land for sale. Lockheed has long-term lease with Air Force that may be sublet or sold.||Gwinnett County||Single private owner|
|Developer||Icahn Enterprises, Shorenstein Properties, Portman, and others||Newport Group and CIM||Selig, MetLife, Hines||New City and Jamestown||Development partnership includes Urban Creek Partners, Brassfield & Gorrie, Populous, and HKS||Integral Group||No developer at this time||North American Properties||TPA|
|Zoning of Site||Development opportunity parcels are zoned high density mixed use, SPI-16. Existing buildings require no rezoning||Majority of site is zoned SPI-1 (high density mixed use)||Current zoning allows for more than 8M sf of office. Increases in density on any individual parcel may require rezoning.||Zoning in place for phase 1; potential parcel rezoning required for future phases||Multiple zoning designations by parcel; company would need to work with developer on possible rezoning||Special Area Zoning (form-based, mixed use)||Current zoning is heavy industrial. Land will require rezoning.||Zoned for office||Requires rezoning|
*All sites are within Atlanta MSA (population 5.8M)
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