Freight ATL: Northwest Atlanta Industrial Area Freight Study addresses freight movement, traffic operations, and related planning needs in northwest Atlanta. The study is supported by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Atlanta City Councilmember Dustin Hillis (District 9) and Invest Atlanta. The Atlanta Department of City Planning (DCP) is leading the study to ensure that Atlanta’s transportation system can sustain the area’s competitive industrial sector and high quality of life in the neighborhoods that support it.
THE STUDY AREA
The study area is home to growing residential neighborhoods, active commercial corridors, and multiple Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) and Tax Allocation Districts (TADs). Northwest Atlanta industrial areas are designated as “Production Conservation Areas” by Atlanta City Design. This area contains over half the land zoned for industry in Atlanta, and it includes several established industrial districts, including the Atlanta Industrial Park, the northern portion of the Fulton Industrial Boulevard, the Chattahoochee Industrial District, and the Armour-Ottley Industrial District. The study recommends ways for the area's industrial businesses and freight operations to coexist alongside other uses.