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Atlanta mayor, CIM alter Gulch financing deal
 Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Monday said the city and developer CIM Group agreed to new terms on a public financing package for the $5 billion Gulch project, after the original deal appeared destined for failure before City Council. Bottoms said the city and developer have agreed not to pursue a 10-year extension of the existing...

Posted: 9 hours ago

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Monday said the city and developer CIM Group agreed to new terms on a public financing package for the $5 billion Gulch project, after the original deal appeared destined for failure before City Council. Bottoms said the city and developer have agreed not to pursue a 10-year extension of the existing...
City of Atlanta, Gulch developer in talks to revise deal
 Developer CIM Group and the city of Atlanta are locked in 11th-hour negotiations on a public financing package to support the $5 billion project aimed at transforming downtown’s Gulch. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has pushed for a Monday City Council vote on the current proposal, which calls for up to $1.75 billion in public financing...

Posted: 3 days ago

Developer CIM Group and the city of Atlanta are locked in 11th-hour negotiations on a public financing package to support the $5 billion project aimed at transforming downtown’s Gulch. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has pushed for a Monday City Council vote on the current proposal, which calls for up to $1.75 billion in public financing...
Norfolk mayor: No bidding war for Norfolk Southern
 The mayor of Norfolk, Va., said over the weekend that his city is not going to get into a bidding war to keep the headquarters of rail giant Norfolk Southern and concerns about that scenario shouldn’t be used to influence the Atlanta City Council’s deliberations over the controversial redevelopment proposal for downtown Atlanta&rsquo...

Posted: 7 days ago

The mayor of Norfolk, Va., said over the weekend that his city is not going to get into a bidding war to keep the headquarters of rail giant Norfolk Southern and concerns about that scenario shouldn’t be used to influence the Atlanta City Council’s deliberations over the controversial redevelopment proposal for downtown Atlanta&rsquo...
APS to city: Close or renegotiate other tax districts before Gulch deal
 Atlanta’s school superintendent wants to renegotiate or eliminate her system’s participation in five special taxing districts before agreeing to establish a sixth that would use school dollars for the development of downtown’s Gulch. Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said Friday that Atlanta Public Schools asked Mayor Keisha...

Posted: 10 days ago

Atlanta’s school superintendent wants to renegotiate or eliminate her system’s participation in five special taxing districts before agreeing to establish a sixth that would use school dollars for the development of downtown’s Gulch. Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said Friday that Atlanta Public Schools asked Mayor Keisha...
P20 Atlanta conference to be center of global payments world
 The city of Atlanta will play host to Payments 20, a conference of the elite electronic transactions companies and regulators from the U.S., England and Canada in what’s been dubbed by organizers as the “Davos of payments.” The P20 conference, as it’s known for short, is in its second year, and comes to Atlanta after...

Posted: 11 days ago

The city of Atlanta will play host to Payments 20, a conference of the elite electronic transactions companies and regulators from the U.S., England and Canada in what’s been dubbed by organizers as the “Davos of payments.” The P20 conference, as it’s known for short, is in its second year, and comes to Atlanta after...
Contractor to rec authority projects held fundraiser for Mayor Bottoms
 A Texas CEO held a fundraiser for Keisha Lance Bottoms’ campaign for mayor last year, just months after the stadium authority she once supervised awarded his construction company a pair of contracts, an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News has found. In total, Con-Real has won at least three contracts...

Posted: 11 days ago

A Texas CEO held a fundraiser for Keisha Lance Bottoms’ campaign for mayor last year, just months after the stadium authority she once supervised awarded his construction company a pair of contracts, an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News has found. In total, Con-Real has won at least three contracts...
Proposed audit of $5B Gulch development fails to pass Atlanta council
 An effort by members of Atlanta City Council to get an audit of the $5 billion Gulch development proposal failed Monday to win the eight council votes needed to pass. The failure to approve the outside review could keep the project on track for a council vote at its next meeting Oct. 15. Last month, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms delayed...

Posted: 14 days ago

An effort by members of Atlanta City Council to get an audit of the $5 billion Gulch development proposal failed Monday to win the eight council votes needed to pass. The failure to approve the outside review could keep the project on track for a council vote at its next meeting Oct. 15. Last month, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms delayed...
Questions raised about Atlanta zoo, arena construction management contract
 The government agency that owns Zoo Atlanta and the newly christened State Farm Arena hired the highest bidder to oversee high-profile construction projects at both facilities. Now, a City Council member and Fulton County commissioner are raising questions about the process. The Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority hired Texas...

Posted: 14 days ago

The government agency that owns Zoo Atlanta and the newly christened State Farm Arena hired the highest bidder to oversee high-profile construction projects at both facilities. Now, a City Council member and Fulton County commissioner are raising questions about the process. The Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority hired Texas...
CIM, Gulch supporters step up campaign to support $5 billion project
 Amid growing frustration that their deal to transform downtown’s Gulch is caught up in the crosscurrents of Atlanta City Hall politics, CIM Group and its partners stepped up their push this week to convince City Council and the public to support their planned $5 billion development. The development team and allies have purchased radio...

Posted: 18 days ago

Amid growing frustration that their deal to transform downtown’s Gulch is caught up in the crosscurrents of Atlanta City Hall politics, CIM Group and its partners stepped up their push this week to convince City Council and the public to support their planned $5 billion development. The development team and allies have purchased radio...
Savannah port expansion could mean replacement for Talmadge bridge
 The Georgia Ports Authority’s need to expand capacity at its Savannah terminal could require a replacement for the city’s Talmadge Memorial Bridge. Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch told a crowd at the agency’s State of Ports meeting Thursday that the authority and state Department of Transportation...

Posted: 24 days ago

The Georgia Ports Authority’s need to expand capacity at its Savannah terminal could require a replacement for the city’s Talmadge Memorial Bridge. Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch told a crowd at the agency’s State of Ports meeting Thursday that the authority and state Department of Transportation...
Atlanta City Council asserts itself as Gulch talks enter new phase
 Atlanta City Council hit the pause button this week on Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ push for up to $1.75 billion in public financing to redevelop the Gulch. The move shook many City Hall observers. The council seldom asserted itself in the prior eight years under former Mayor Kasim Reed, and for some, the legislative branch’s new-found...

Posted: 25 days ago

Atlanta City Council hit the pause button this week on Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ push for up to $1.75 billion in public financing to redevelop the Gulch. The move shook many City Hall observers. The council seldom asserted itself in the prior eight years under former Mayor Kasim Reed, and for some, the legislative branch’s new-found...
Georgia governor urges Atlanta to approve Gulch incentives
 Gov. Nathan Deal urged the Atlanta City Council to break an impasse over an incentive package that could be worth $1.75 billion to redevelop the derelict Gulch in downtown Atlanta.  The Republican said after an Atlanta Press Club event Tuesday that legislators should approve the plan to make way for a new mini-city on a “very unproductive...

Posted: 27 days ago

Gov. Nathan Deal urged the Atlanta City Council to break an impasse over an incentive package that could be worth $1.75 billion to redevelop the derelict Gulch in downtown Atlanta.  The Republican said after an Atlanta Press Club event Tuesday that legislators should approve the plan to make way for a new mini-city on a “very unproductive...
Atlanta’s Cousins Properties names Colin Connolly new CEO
 Cousins Properties, one of Atlanta’s biggest developers and office landlords, announced Tuesday that Colin Connolly will succeed Larry Gellerstedt as the company’s CEO. Connolly, who joined Cousins in 2011, climbed up the ranks to become Cousins’ president, a title he will retain. The transition will take place in January...

Posted: 27 days ago

Cousins Properties, one of Atlanta’s biggest developers and office landlords, announced Tuesday that Colin Connolly will succeed Larry Gellerstedt as the company’s CEO. Connolly, who joined Cousins in 2011, climbed up the ranks to become Cousins’ president, a title he will retain. The transition will take place in January...
Georgia business: Savannah port continues growth amid trade fears
 The Georgia Ports Authority said Monday it saw an 8 percent increase in container traffic compared to the same month a year earlier, as the Savannah terminal continues to see growth despite concerns about global trade disputes. Griff Lynch, the ports authority executive director, said a strong economy and an expansion of the ports&rsquo...

Posted: 27 days ago

The Georgia Ports Authority said Monday it saw an 8 percent increase in container traffic compared to the same month a year earlier, as the Savannah terminal continues to see growth despite concerns about global trade disputes. Griff Lynch, the ports authority executive director, said a strong economy and an expansion of the ports&rsquo...
Bottoms halts vote on public financing for downtown Atlanta’s Gulch
 Lacking the votes to win City Council approval, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms halted her push Monday for a vote on her proposal to provide up to $1.75 billion in public financing to help redevelop downtown’s Gulch. It was a setback for Bottoms in her first year in office. Now, it’s unclear how soon council might...

Posted: 28 days ago

Lacking the votes to win City Council approval, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms halted her push Monday for a vote on her proposal to provide up to $1.75 billion in public financing to help redevelop downtown’s Gulch. It was a setback for Bottoms in her first year in office. Now, it’s unclear how soon council might...
Atlanta taxpayers unlikely to recoup illegal employee bonuses, prizes
 The city of Atlanta might be able to reclaim some of the $800,000 in bonuses and prizes handed out by former Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration and council members at the end of last year, but it would have to sue city employees to do it. That’s the opinion of Attorney General Chris Carr’s office, which told The...

Posted: 28 days ago

The city of Atlanta might be able to reclaim some of the $800,000 in bonuses and prizes handed out by former Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration and council members at the end of last year, but it would have to sue city employees to do it. That’s the opinion of Attorney General Chris Carr’s office, which told The...
Test looms for Atlanta Mayor Bottoms in Gulch redevelopment vote
 Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms faces her biggest political test since she took office, with a City Council vote looming Monday on her proposal to provide up to $1.75 billion in public financing to help redevelop downtown’s Gulch. At stake is a landmark development pitched as a possible home for Amazon’s second headquarters...

2:33 PM Friday, Sep. 14, 2018

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms faces her biggest political test since she took office, with a City Council vote looming Monday on her proposal to provide up to $1.75 billion in public financing to help redevelop downtown’s Gulch. At stake is a landmark development pitched as a possible home for Amazon’s second headquarters...
GBI sends Atlanta open records investigation to AG’s office
 The state criminal investigation into open records practices at Atlanta City Hall has moved into its next stage. The GBI on Monday turned over its case file to Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr’s office, which will decide whether the evidence supports criminal charges against members of former Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration...

10:05 PM Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018

The state criminal investigation into open records practices at Atlanta City Hall has moved into its next stage. The GBI on Monday turned over its case file to Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr’s office, which will decide whether the evidence supports criminal charges against members of former Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration...
Council committee rebuffs Atlanta mayor on Gulch deal
 Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms made a rare and dramatic appearance before a City Council committee Tuesday, pleading to keep the most important real estate deal of her young administration — and one of the biggest in the city’s history — moving forward. For nearly an hour, Bottoms pleaded with council members to approve...

11:12 PM Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2018

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms made a rare and dramatic appearance before a City Council committee Tuesday, pleading to keep the most important real estate deal of her young administration — and one of the biggest in the city’s history — moving forward. For nearly an hour, Bottoms pleaded with council members to approve...
Atlanta details Gulch deal, but some say benefits come up short
 Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Monday touted a deal to redevelop downtown’s Gulch as a boon to both affordable housing and economic opportunity in the city, but some questioned whether a list of benefits her office released justify the potential public investment that could climb to $2 billion. California developer CIM Group has...

10:17 PM Monday, Sep. 10, 2018

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Monday touted a deal to redevelop downtown’s Gulch as a boon to both affordable housing and economic opportunity in the city, but some questioned whether a list of benefits her office released justify the potential public investment that could climb to $2 billion. California developer CIM Group has...
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