Overview

Catalyst for Inclusive Economic Development

Murphy Crossing is a 20+ acre site located at 1050 Murphy Avenue. The site owes it’s name to a combination of Atlanta history and the built environment. Anthony Murphy, after which Murphy Avenue is named, is a larger-than-life historical figure in the City of Atlanta. He was involved in the development of Atlanta’s Waterworks and the Atlanta Public Schools system. He was also a resident and property owner in the adjacent neighborhood of Adair Park. 1050 Murphy Avenue is located at the point where Murphy Avenue crosses the railroad (now the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail) and the local brand of Murphy Crossing was born.

In the 1940’s, the property operated as Georgia State Farmers market (which was separate and apart from the Black Farmer’s Market in the nearby Pittsburgh neighborhood on University Avenue). After an earlier purchase by the City of Atlanta, the initial property was then purchased by Invest Atlanta in 2014. In 2018, a 2.5-acre acquisition, which includes the former Georgia Archives and History Warehouse, expanded the property to 20 acres. In the formative days of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., a study was conducted by Alex Garvin & Associates that envisioned Murphy Crossing as a transformation mixed-use space to include greenspace and an infill transit stop: the The BeltLine Emerald Necklace: Atlanta’s New Public Realm.

A dozen warehouses and buildings occupy the fully asphalt and concrete site. Currently zoned for Light Industrial uses ( I-1 ), the property is located in the Atlanta BeltLine Tax Allocation District (TAD), within the BeltLine Overlay District. The Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail borders Murphy Crossing to the north, with Warner Avenue forming the southern border, Allene Avenue to east, and Murphy Avenue and Sylvan Road to the west. The Adair Park, Oakland City and Capital View neighborhoods are immediately adjacent to the property, although the address properly resides within the Oakland City neighborhood in Neighborhood Planning Unit S in Council District 12.

The 20-acre Murphy Crossing site, highlighted in gold, alongside existing and future Atlanta BeltLine infrastructure and adjacent neighborhoods. (Full-sized image.)

Historical Timeline

2004

The BeltLine Emerald Necklace study highlights Murphy Crossing as a critical “jewel” for mixed-use redevelopment and greenspace

2005

The Atlanta BeltLine Redevelopment Plan, ABI’s foundational document, identifies “Murphy Triangle” as one of the project’s key redevelopment centers

2009

Community helps envision future uses of the Murphy Crossing site in the “Atlanta Farmer’s Market Reuse Plan” completed as part of the first Subarea 2 Master Plan

2014

ABI purchases 16 acres of the former Atlanta State Farmers’ Market, the first step in assembling the future Murphy Crossing site

2016

HR&A, Center Forward, and Smith Dalia are selected to conduct the Murphy Crossing Jobs-Related Economic Feasibility Analysis that included and was informed by a series of community meetings:

August 2018

2018

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the sale and redevelopment of Murphy Crossing site is drafted based on community engagement and data collected during Feasibility Analysis process

November 2018

Request for Proposals is released, initiating the active procurement process and required silent period. Study Group meeting held to announce publication to the community

December 2018

Pre-proposal meeting and site visit

January 2019

Question and answer addendum released as part of the RFP

February 2019

Redevelopment proposals due; ABI’s internal Selection Committee begins evaluating proposals against criteria laid out in RFP based on community feedback, feasibility study findings, and other considerations

2019

Confidential review and selection process continues

June 2020

The Request for Proposals is cancelled in order to reevaluate the impacts of COVID-19 and to receive additional feedback from residents

September 2020

Community outreach relaunches to receive feedback in preparation for issuance of a new RFP

View Next Project Steps

Timeline

Roadmap for Thoughtful Redevelopment

The development of Murphy Crossing is envisioned as a redevelopment project that will drive economic activity in the immediate and surrounding areas, and help make this area of Southwest Atlanta a destination and a hub growth and job creation. This timeline is a general projected outlook for next steps and phases of the Request for Proposals process. Please note that the dates on the timeline are estimates and are subject to change.

Community Engagement Design Approval and Initial City Stakeholder Briefings

Pre-Solicitation Facilitated Community Engagement Meetings

Murphy Crossing RFP Draft Finalized by ABI and Invest Atlanta

Murphy Crossing RFP Published and Site Visit Conducted with Interested Respondents

RFP Responses Due; Evaluation Process Begins

Evaluation Committee Recommendation Made to ABI CEO; MOU Executed Between ABI and Selected Developer

Selected Developer Begins Community Engagement

Selected Developer Approved by ABI and Invest Atlanta

Development Plan Finalized, Process Started to Secure Financing and City Rezoning

Public Input

Shaped by Meaningful Community Participation

Meetings will be open to the public with targeted outreach to the communities most impacted by the redevelopment of Murphy Crossing. The public will give input on the development of a request for proposals (RFP) for the site.

Please take a moment to take this survey from the Murphy Crossing Coalition, a group of neighborhood associations and Neighborhood Planning Units representing the area, soliciting visions for the site. Additionally, ABI is collecting feedback in a supplemental survey related to our community meetings and public input into the site.

FILTER MEETINGS:
Meeting dateLocationTypeDetailsDocumentationFeedbackSubmission Deadline
1603996200October 29, 2020 6:30pm - 8:00pmVirtual MeetingMurphy Crossing, Study Group

Southwest Study Group Virtual Public Meeting - Murphy Crossing

Join online: Click "Virtual Meeting" link to the left
Join by phone: 929-205-6099
Webinar ID: 830 3730 5296

Submit questions no later than Tuesday, October 27th at noon to meeting.questions@atlbeltline.org

    Past Meetings
    1601114400September 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:30amVirtual MeetingMurphy Crossing, Study Group

    Southwest Study Group Virtual Public Meeting - Murphy Crossing

    Join online: Click "Virtual Meeting" link to the left
    Join by phone: 929-205-6099
    Webinar ID: 891 7590 3055

    Submit questions no later than Friday, September 25th at noon to meeting.questions@atlbeltline.org

    1600194600September 15, 2020 6:30pm - 8:00pmVirtual MeetingMurphy Crossing, Study Group

    Southwest Study Group Virtual Public Meeting - Murphy Crossing
    (NOTE: PRESENTATION WILL BE IDENTICAL TO SEPTEMBER 12 VIRTUAL MEETING.)

    Join online: Click "Virtual Meeting" link to the left
    Join by phone: 929-205-6099
    Webinar ID: 813 8676 4457

    Submit questions no later than Friday, September 11th at noon to meeting.questions@atlbeltline.org

    1600084800September 14, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pmVirtual MeetingMurphy Crossing, Study Group

    Southwest Study Group Virtual Public Meeting - Murphy Crossing.
    (NOTE: PRESENTATION WILL BE IDENTICAL TO SEPTEMBER 12 VIRTUAL MEETING.)

    Join online: Click "Virtual Meeting" link to the left
    Join by phone: 929-205-6099
    Webinar ID: 824 4841 9444

    Submit questions no later than Friday, September 11th at noon to meeting.questions@atlbeltline.org

    1599904800September 12, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pmVirtual MeetingMurphy Crossing, Study Group

    Southwest Study Group Virtual Public Meeting - Murphy Crossing

    Join online: Click "Virtual Meeting" link to the left
    Join by phone: 929-205-6099
    Webinar ID: 824 4841 9444

    Submit questions no later than Friday, September 11th at noon to meeting.questions@atlbeltline.org

    1461090600April 19, 2016 6:30pmJames Orange Recreation Center: 1305 Oakland Drive S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30305­­Murphy Crossing, Study Group

    Come hear more about the strategic site assessment for Murphy Crossing. Community feedback is needed from you!

    1528675200June 11, 2018 12:00am
    Advisory Committee

    Guided by Community Voices

    The Stakeholder Advisory Committee is a representation of the communities in closest proximity to the redevelopment of Murphy Crossing. The Committee will give input on the development of a request for proposals (RFP) for the site. The committee will also assist Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) to prepare for public meetings focused on shaping the RFP in the broader community.

    The Stakeholder Advisory Committee will be composed of 18 members from adjacent communities:

    Neighborhood Organizations
    (10 Appointments)

    Judy Walker, Oakland City
    Kyle Lamont, Oakland City
    Adair Park, J. Lawrence Miller
    Adair Park, Randy Gibbs
    Capitol View, Sagirah Jones
    Capitol View, Christie Peters
    Capitol View Manor, Jamieson Cox
    Melissa Hughley, Sylvan Hills
    Johny Floyd, Pittsburgh
    Tavius Elder, Bush Mountain

    Neighborhood Planning Units
    (4 Appointments)

    Columbus Ward, NPU-V
    Sosena Desta, NPU-X
    Nick Hess, NPU-S
    Kimberly Scott, NPU-T

    Council Appointments
    (4 Appointments)

    Winfrey Young, Council District 12
    Tim Dobbins, Council District 12
    Karl Barnes, Council District 4
    Gail Brooks, Council District 4

    ABI Community Representative and Ex-Officio Members
    (3 Appointments)

    Ayana Gabriel, Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors
    Ed Smith, Invest Atlanta

    Resources

    Reports, Documents and More

    To learn more about Murphy Crossing, we encourage you to review the documents and reports below.

    TitleDescriptionType
    Development RFP 2019 ADDENDUM 2

    Request for Proposals Purchase & Redevelopment of 1050 Murphy Avenue addendum.

    PDF
    RFP Purchase and Redevelopment of 1050 Murphy Ave

    Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (“ABI”) is seeking statements of qualifications and technical proposals for design concepts for the redevelopment of property located in Atlanta, Georgia, at 1050 Murphy Avenue, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, and the adjacent parcels, identified in this RFP as the “Property”.

    PDF
    BeltLine Overlay Legislation

    In 2007, the Atlanta BetLine Overlay District was created to establish a zoning district superimposed on the existing underlying zoning district, but having validity in governing the use of the property. The regulations establish a set of criteria relating to certain characteristics for development opportunities in the Atlanta Beltline planning area. The regulations address site limitations, streetscapes, relationship of building to street, loading areas, lighting, fencings, vehicular and bike parking, etc.

    PDF
    BeltLine Overlay District Regulations

    City of Atlanta Ordinance.

    External Website
    Subarea 2: Master Plan

    From Lee Street in the west, Subarea 2 sweeps east all the way to Hill Street, over Metropolitan Avenue, running alongside University Avenue and passing under 75 / 85 at the University Avenue exit, and crossing McDonough Boulevard at grade where it intersects with University and Ridge Avenue.

    Subarea 2 encompasses the following neighborhoods: Adair Park, Capitol View, Capitol View Manor, Chosewood Park, High Point Estates, Oakland City, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Sylvan Hills, and The Villages at Carver. The area includes D.H. Stanton Park, Four Corners Park, Carver High School, easy access to Turner Field, and a prime location on Atlanta’s Downtown Connector.

    PDF
    Subarea 2 Master Plan DRAFT Ready for Review

    Subarea 2 master plan has been drafted. Review and provide your comments by completing our online feedback form.


    Neighborhoods: Subarea 2 encompasses the following neighborhoods: Adair Park, Capitol View, Capitol View Manor, Chosewood Park, High Point Estates, Oakland City, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Sylvan Hills, and The Villages at Carver. The area includes D.H. Stanton Park, Four Corners Park, Carver High School.

    PDF
    2019 Community Initiated Survey Results

    ABI conducted a Murphy Crossing Site community survey to obtain community feedback. View survey results.

    PDF
    Presentation Murphy Crossing Community Presentation

    Community Engagement presentation on Murphy Crossing site on September 19, 2016 community meeting.

    PDF
    Murphy Crossing Feasibility Study

    RFP for Feasibility Study that will inform ABI’s effort to position a recently acquired property for the purpose of attracting jobs and improving overall economic conditions.

    PDF
    Old Farmers Market Revised Property Information Form

    The Murphy Crossing site was once home to the State Farmers Market. Learn more about the history of this site.

    PDF