The Six Flags corridor is an area of high crime, high poverty and low educational achievement. Low-income apartments, aged retail and low-end hotels dominate the area. A major transformational program has been proposed through the introduction of a Town Center and an Entertainment District that creates an area that could be branded as the Western Gateway to Atlanta. This change to the built environment, along with programming developed to reduce crime and engage citizens, is proposed to the county.
Schmit+Associates served as consultants and advisors to Cobb County in seeking to develop a revitalization plan for the Six Flags area.
Schmit+Associates submitted a detailed report on the steps to revitalize the Six Flags corridor. S+A worked to develop funding sources to revitalize the built environment and provide programming to sustain positive change in an area that has been burdened with a decline in opportunity for its residents and stakeholders.