Planning Ahead

Phase I of Centennial Olympic Park renovations complete in mid-April

posted: Apr. 04, 2018

The visioning project in Centennial Olympic Park has reached a major milestone. Phase I of the project is due to be completed in two weeks, just in time for the park to kick off spring time in Atlanta with the Sweetwater 420 Fest. Included in the Phase I project were the demolition of the Metro Atlanta Chamber Building, creating three additional acres of green space, adding legacy pieces such as a medal podium plaza, and creating a pedestrian pathway out of the former Andrew Young International roadway.

Recently, we took WSB-TV’s Craig Lucie out to the construction site to see all the progress that has been made and you can view his report below. Especially impressive was the preservation of original Adopt-A-Bricks (from the campaign that ran from 1994-1996 and served to fund construction of the park) to be relocated along Andrew Young International Boulevard, raising the former roadway and creating a grand pedestrian promenade.

Phase II of the project starts right after the Sweetwater 420 Fest ends.  A construction fence will go around the park at the corner of Baker Street and Park Avenue West.  This is in preparation for demolition of the park operations building, and the creation of the Paralympic Plaza.

Replacing the current Park operations building, a plaza on the northwest corner of the park will honor Paralympians and the spirit of the 1996 Paralympic Games.

For the latest updates on the park renovation project, stay tuned to the Park’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Morgan Smith-Williams
Posted by Morgan Smith-Williams / Sr. Communications Specialist
on Apr. 04, 2018
Specializing in external outreach, Morgan joined the Authority in 2011 as an intern at the best stadium on the planet, the Georgia Dome. Despite Atlanta traffic, Morgan operates on the Roger Staubach customer service motto of "there are no traffic jams along the extra mile."

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