Amongst the Atlanta buzz this week, here’s a roundup of five stories that caught my eye around the web. From the news of State Farm's Dunwoody campus to host 10,000 employees to the construction site tour of the Atlanta Falcons new home, this week was full of noteworthy and interesting developments.
Ted Turner honored with his own street- Ted Turner Drive via Atlanta Business Chronicle
It's official- Spring Street is out, Ted Turner Drive is in. On Tuesday, Atlanta business, political, and civic leaders gathered to thank Ted Turner for his contribution to the city. Held across the street from Turner-Universe, hundreds of people came out to witness the official naming ceremony and celebration.
State Farm nixes residences, opts for more office space via Curbed Atlanta
Deciding against their original plan to build a hotel on site, State Farm plans to provide office space for 10,000 employees at their new Dunwoody campus. Pending the approval of the Dunwoody City Council, State Farm will replace a residential tower with additional offices tallying to 2 million square-feet of office space for the future "multi-functional hub."
The new Atlanta stadium is on track via Atlanta Magazine
Yesterday, Falcons officials announced that the $1.4B new stadium is right on schedule during a tour of the site. Now 11 months into construction, the future Falcons and Atlanta United FC home is set to open in 2017.
It takes a forest: How in town development puts Atlanta's tree canopy at risk via Atlanta Magazine
Atlanta may not have the nickname "the city in a forest" for much longer. Renewed interest in urban living poses a threat for Atlanta's infamous tree canopy which spans almost half the city. Despite protective ordinances, population growth within Atlanta and a surge in denser development will affect the network of tree roots that has been in the making for over more than a century.
No car? No problem if you live in these Atlanta neighborhoods via Atlanta Journal Constitution
Atlanta is ranked 21st in terms of walkability among other large cities across the nation, according to Walk Score. Check out the AJC's feature on the top 10 most walkable neighborhoods in which you can ditch your car (and traffic) for daily activities. Georgia State tops the list as the most walkable, followed by Peachtree Center and Buckhead Village.