Things are heating up along ATL's "Ring of Fire"
The ATL phoenix is rising again and, this time, it's BIG!
This is Part One of a two-part newsletter that describes ATL’s Ring of Fire. Part Two goes into detail about ten transformative projects that are planned or being built along the Ring of Fire. I also created an interactive map to help you explore this area. Thank you.
Unbound by wild desire, ATL is on fire!
With all due respect to the great Johnny Cash, I’d like to tell you about Atlanta’s Ring of Fire. The ‘OG’ Ring of Fire — also known as the Circum-Pacific Belt — is a 25,000-mile path along the Pacific Ocean characterized by active volcanoes and frequent earthquakes. Seventy-five percent of Earth’s volcanoes (more than 450 of them) are located along the Ring of Fire. Ninety percent (90!) of Earth’s earthquakes occur along its path, including the planet’s most violent and dramatic seismic events. We are talking about some serious energy here!
For our purposes, the term Ring of Fire refers to an area in downtown ATL that is in the early stages of a massive transformation. The fire part refers to the economic development — capital formation, investment, construction, jobs, tax base, etc. — that will be occurring over the next 10-20 years. The catalyst is a mind-blowing collection of large-scale real estate projects that are located on (mostly) abandoned industrial sites. The video below offers some excellent views of the ATL’s Ring of Fire…