Long-term Planning for Covington Highway Corridor

Map of Covington Highway Study Area

The City is a starting a study to develop long-term planning for Covington Highway, the main thoroughfare on the eastern side of the City. The highway has limited pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, yet is a short walk from the Kensington MARTA station. The corridor has underdeveloped properties and institutional owners, some of whom are looking at future redevelopment opportunities. To prepare for the eventual evolution of the corridor, the city plans to build upon existing long-term planning documents to address multi-modal transportation connectivity along the corridor, as well as opportunities for open space. This effort proposes to evaluate recommended site design and building mass, scale and height, and explore desired uses with area property owners and community members. 

This proposed project has three phases:

  1. Existing conditions, content gathering and analysis
  2. Concept framework plan
  3. Final plan

The community will have several opportunities to provide input:

  • May 24:           Community feedback on proposed framework at the City’s Community Open House
  • July:       Online survey 
  • TBD:          Community meeting to review draft package
  • TBD:           Final presentation to BOMC

The final deliverables will include an analysis of existing conditions, streetscape concepts to complement North Avondale/College Avenue, a framework plan with concepts for street connections, development areas and other mobility connections, development test fits on three identified sites, as well as 2d and 3d massing modes. These deliverables will be provided as a PDF along with the native formatting document (InDesign or Affinity Publisher).

Join us for an Open House Tue. May 24 5-7 p.m. at Oak House 2855 Washington St.
Join City Manager Patrick Bryant, Assistant City Manager Shannon Powell and other City staff to learn about the status current city projects including:

  • the Covington Highway study,
  • the U.S. 278/North Avondale Complete Street Project,
  • Proposed developments around the Town Green,
  • Majestic Circle stormwater solution, and
  • North Woods stormwater project.