I suppose every city (well maybe not New York or Los Angeles) have lost spaces, waiting to be re-discovered. As a real estate broker, I find myself in many a place that most Atlantan’s have never even been, much less heard of. And then, I even learn about a place I knew nothing about.
A story popped on my Facebook wall this morning and it sent me off in search of exactly where the Hartsfield Incinerator might be located. Well, without a visual drive, I’m guessing, but, maybe where the check mark is on the map below?
The“Riverwalk Atlanta” project would be a 100-plus-acre park on the Chattahoochee River, with the derelict Hartsfield Incinerator site perched at the main entrance like a reminder of Atlanta’s industrial past, says Josh Green in the article from Curbed Atlanta. The incinerator site includes property along the river owned by Georgia Power, which has already granted a conservancy easement, so that’s why I’m thinking this may be the location since it shows a Georgia Power plant along the river.
The Curbed Atlanta article has drawings of what the eventual park could look like, as well as a shot of the overgrown incinerator.
An additional search found the website, RiverwalkAtlanta.org and it has some great information about this project and others along the Chattahoochee River.
Another “lost space” in this area that has already been pegged for redevelopment as part of the Atlanta Beltline is the Bellwood Quarry. I’ve been to this location on a Beltline tour…and it’s hard to imagine this is “hiding” within eyesight of West Midtown and Midtown Atlanta.
If you are new to Atlanta, and might be around for another 20 years…you are going to have some impressive additions to the city in the years to come!