Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program
Capital Construction Grant Application for the Stitch
The City of Atlanta and its partners are pleased to submit an application to the US Department of Transportation Reconnecting Communities Pilot Grant Program for funding to support the implementation of the Stitch. The Stitch aims to build a 14-acre cap park over Interstates 75 and 85, transportation improvements, and infrastructure upgrades to reconnect north Downtown Atlanta neighborhoods. The Stitch will address the lasting negative impacts from the construction of the Interstate over a half-century ago.
This website was created to host the grant application and supporting appendices. These are listed below:
- RCP Grant Application Project Narrative
Previous plans and documentation supporting this application are provided for reference below:
- The Stitch Vision Plan (2015)
- Downtown Area Master Plan (2017)
- Existing Conditions, Constraints, and Opportunities Report (2018)
- Implementation Plan Report (2019)
- Urban Land Institute Advisory Services Panel Report: The Stitch (2019)
- RAISE Planning Grant Application for the Stitch (2021)
The Stitch will unite the city with an elevated urban oasis of parks, paths, development sites and programmable spaces.
As a catalyst for new development, The Stitch can provide billions of dollars in value creation and generate over $50 million in new revenue.
Reconnecting neighborhoods in the heart of the city can spur new opportunities for affordable housing, sustainability, development, safety, and unity.
“When there’s a vision coming from the community about how to reconnect and create new usable land and greenspace, that’s something we want to accelerate. The Stitch is a great way to make use of old right of way. And it takes into account all the things that matter for the future.”
United States Transportation Secretary