Drive south along Lee Street past the auto shops, the shuttered warehouses and the sidewalk vendors selling tube socks and you'll encounter a long wall ringed by a barbed-wire fence. Behind the fence sits 488 acres of immaculate lawns, an 18-hole golf course and a collection of historic buildings that could become Atlanta's newest neighborhood.
On Sept. 15, the U.S. Army will hand the keys to Fort McPherson over to a state authority tasked with writing its second act. Gone will be thousands of soldiers, support staff and the bustling — and classified — activity it once housed.....
Imagine...this site has been a military base sonce 1885....ONE HUNDRED TWENTY SIX YEARS of history!
The following units are scheduled to relocate from Fort McPherson: the Headquarters of the U.S. Army Forces Command and the Headquarters of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, will be moved to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The Headquarters, U.S. Army Central, will be moved to Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. The Installation Management Command, Southeast Region and the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, Southeastern Region will be moved to Fort Eustis, Virginia. The Army Contracting Agency, Southern Region Office, will be moved to Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Indeed, this is an amazing opportunity in a part of Atlanta that could use a shot in the arm, leg, shoulder...you name it. Of course, since it's a military base, I've never seen the inside of it, but if this is any indication of what's behind the barbed wire and brick walls....it could be an amazing place. But, what developer has the money to acquire 400+ acres and develop it.
Time will tell some sort of story.