Proposed Amendment to SPI-1 (Downtown Atlanta Zoning District)

This will come up for vote in October.

Fact Sheet: Z-18-113 Fact Sheet
SPI 1 Update: SPI1_Update_V1_08.16.2018

Central Atlanta Progress is proposing a minor amendment to SPI-1, the zoning district in Downtown Atlanta. As you can see on the attached map, the zoning district falls within NPU M and does not affect NPU V’s zoning. However, the amendment will require a vote by your NPU, due to the proximity of SPI-1 district’s boundary to your NPU.

Here is some additional information:

  • The proposed amendment is Z-18-113. It will be introduced to the Zoning Committee on 9/26, and we will seek NPUs’ approvals in October. I have not yet received the ordinance from Ms. Keyetta Holmes; however, in the meantime, I have attached a draft of the proposed ordinance, for your reference. Once the draft legislation is available, I will be sure to share with you.
  • More about the proposed change: This amendment proposes to adjust the allowable floor area ratio (FAR) in the SPI-1 district, so that the allowable FAR for residential matches the allowable FAR for commercial. Currently, the code allows a higher level of FAR for commercial than for residential. The proposed change is to raise the FAR for residential, in order to bring it to balance with the FAR for commercial. This is not a proposal to change overall density; the overall FAR in SPI-1 will not change. Rather, the proposal is to bring allowable residential FAR to the same value as the allowable commercial FAR, to encourage residential development in Downtown allowed. This proposal will bring the zoning code in line with the Downtown Atlanta Master Plan, which emphasizes the need to attract residential development to Downtown.

Just Energy Summit 2018 This Weekend

The Just Energy Summit 2018, September 21-22, at Morehouse College, is where a variety of different voices unite to take collective action towards a more equitable and inclusive clean energy future for metropolitan Atlanta and the American South – where no one is left behind.

To guide us to this place of power, the Partnership for Southern Equity and the Just Energy Circle have brought together some of the most dynamic minds in the energy equity movement including our keynote speaker, Dr. Denise Fairchild, president and CEO of Emerald Cities Collaborative and co-author of Energy Democracy.

If that wasn’t enough, we have an action-packed agenda with experts, activists, and changemakers from around the nation who understand that when the South changes towards an inclusive clean energy economy for everyone, so goes the nation. Make sure to visit our website to purchase tickets and for the latest details about the agenda, additional speakers and other events like the “Just Party”!

Join us for the Just Energy Summit 2018!

Are you ready to go, but need help getting to the Just Energy Summit 2018? Don’t worry! Scholarships are available here for community organizers, faith leaders or students.

Scholarships Available!

One of the most important things we need to make the Just Energy Summit 2018 run smoothly is a dedicated and friendly volunteer base! Interested in joining the team? Click here.

You can learn more here: Just Energy Summit 2018

Fall 2018 TransFormation Academy

Starting on October 6th, PSE and the TransFormation Alliance will be kicking off the fall 2018 TransFormation Academy, and we’re now accepting applications!

The application is on the TFA home page, so please apply and/or share this link with anyone in your networks who would be a good fit for the class: (more details, including dates, on first page of application).

Current Impending Right-of-Way Projects

TTC-1225| Lane Closure | Pollard Blvd SW between Lucas Drive and Fulton Street Bridge | 8/18/2018 – 11/6/2018 | East side of street

TTC-1226| Lane Closure | Georgia Avenue SW between Hank Aaron Drive and Pullman Street | 8/18/2018 – 11/6/2018 | North side of street

TTC-1366 | Lane and Sidewalk Closure | 578 Whitehall Street SW between Northside Drive & McDaniel Street | 8/28/2018 – 9/24/2018 | South side of street

Undoing Racism Workshop

The People’s Institute is a national, multiracial, anti-racism network dedicated to ending racism and other forms of institutional oppression. Over the last 37 years, the Institute has provided training, consultation, and leadership development to more than 750,000 people in organizations both nationally and internationally.

The Undoing Racism workshop moves beyond a focus on the symptoms of racism to an understanding of what it is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists, and ultimately how it can be undone. The workshop’s systemic approach stresses learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities, creating networks, undoing internalized oppression, and understanding the role of organizational gate-keeping in perpetuating racism.

September 28-30, 2018 Workshop


1442 Richland Road
Atlanta, GA 30310

Friday, September 28 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 29 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, September 30 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

For More Information: (985) 240-5660 or
Main Points of Contact: Kanika Taylor (678.362.7752) or Darryl Haddock (WAWA-404.216.5759)