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Atlanta’s ‘aerotropolis’ plan gains some altitude

It’s a slow takeoff roll, but Hapeville Mayor Alan Hallman sees the development of an “aerotropolis” gaining momentum.

Porsche stamped its gilded international nameplate on Hapeville’s doorstep last year, putting the area around Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in serious conversation for other headquarters and major logistics firms, Hallman said.

Now the four-star Solis hotel, which broke ground April 5 and is to open next year, adds another dimension.


“It elevates the area greatly. It gives Porsche what they’ve been looking for and it’s another piece in the aerotropolis puzzle as well,” Hallman said.

For more on the history of the area around the airport, what the arrival of the Porsche North America headquarters means and additional developments to come to the aerotropolis region, read the full story on myajc.com.


PHOTO GALLERY: Renderings of the Solis hotel and views of the aerotropolis area

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Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport.