Neighborhood Condition & Historic Survey - M. von Nkosi for Community Design Center of Atlanta

Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic District

This involved identifying all vacant lots, tax delinquent properties, and dilapidated structures in the southern half of the Old Fourth Ward. The conditions of sidewalks and streets were also assessed.


Mr. Nkosi provided to the CDCA was to work with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) in cataloging and entering into their state wide data base, the historic structures in the larger Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic District. This involved over 420 buildings that had not previously been cataloged by SHPO.

MXD did and analysis ofthe six (6) Atlanta neighborhoods:

•    Atlanta University Center
•    M. L. King, Jr. Historic District
•    Mechanicsville
•    Peoplestown
•    Summerhill
•    Vine City

We identified which redevelopment projects would be completed by 1996. MXD mapped every known project which allowed ANDP (the City of Atlanta, Department of Housing, CODA, AEDC, etc.) to identify the "gaps" in the planning and construction process along the Olympic Corridors prior to the opening of the 1996 Olympic games.

Neighborhood Condition & Historic Survey - M. von Nkosi for Community Design Center of Atlanta