Hulsey Yard Study Committee

Hulsey Yard Master Plan

Atlanta, GA

Lord Aeck Sargent was hired by a consortium of four neighborhood associations (Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward, Reynoldstown and Cabbagetown) to lead a community-based parks and development master plan for the anticipated redevelopment of Hulsey Yard.

This 70+ acre property has been used as a railroad transfer facility for over a century until CSX ceased almost all operations in the spring of 2019. The site’s high-profile location along the eastern BeltLine, as well as its adjacency to historic intown neighborhoods creates unique challenges and opportunities both for site planning and building neighborhood consensus.

The Hulsey Yard Master Plan envisions a network of open spaces, trails and mixed-use development that is appropriately knit into the surrounding urban fabric while embracing future BeltLine transit. Framework plans include a wide mix of land uses, a variety of connected open spaces and amenities and a re-connected grid of streets and paths (both internally and externally). The planning process involved significant community engagement with over 1,500 participants in a variety of in person and online forums.


Practice Areas

Districts & Corridors