Renderings by Grant Park resident Loren Heyns.
July 11 Planning Session Input
1. Graceful path from Fort Walker to Ormewood crossing. Avoid right angle turns in Beltline route. No three step stairway.
2. HVAC - Hide and reduce sound. Cooling units could be concealed under roof, heat pumps could be below ground level within deck vent.
3. Covered MARTA bus stop on Atlanta Ave and Park Ave with trash bin, solar roof (no visible side panels), shared bike dock (not just Uber Jump-Relay Bikes).
4. Plant wall on south face of deck and restaurant. Edible plants (Living Building Challenge), piezoelectric mist irrigation test site for Georgia Tech research.
Grant Park History Center - 2025 Vision
Following the development of the new entrance at Zoo Atlanta, creating a Grant Park History Center adjacent to Fort Walker represents an opportunity to combine sustainable construction with improved connectivity.
The future project could expand the footprint of the current zoo maintenance facility, without tree removal. With two additional stories of interpretive exhibits and archival space, the total building
space could be increase by 900%.
The existing maintenance road could be converted into a family-friendly bike path to provide a level, safe route connecting to the Beltline along Park Avenue.
Atlanta Map Room - Georgia Tech NSF REU Site in Civic Data Science -
City Plans - Back of Restaurant
As seen from Boulevard and Ormewood. Smith Dalia Architects.
Green space as destination
How to connect restaurant patio with green space
How to best separate traffic, bikes and pedestrians in green space
How to minimize paved surface areas in green space
Gray water harvesting and usage in green space, cistern
Edible agriculture, hydroponic wall, mist irrigation in green space
Restaurant waste composting, local involvement, usage in green space gardens
Bike parking areas, smaller racks for wider dispersion
Porous forest pathway at bottom of south side of Fort Walker, without curb edges
Specific to Restaurant and Surrounding Area
Solar coverage of restaurant and pavilion, energy storage/sales
Interpretive centers as funding driver - history interwoven with sustainability
Longterm integration with southeast corner of zoo, staff residences
Atlanta Rides, free shuttles and shared vehicles with commercial funding
Citizen parking patrols, ticket placement, revenue incentives
View deck plans
- Includes two earlier entrance garden concepts by city.
Join in the next visioning session
- Hosted by Park Pride and The Grant Park Conservancy