Atlanta, Georgia – After much hype and after so much anticipation, the proposed Atlanta headquarters of Microsoft has been placed on hold.
Bisnow has reported that local residents of the Grove Park community where the hub was going to be built haven’t heard from Microsoft in months since their last town hall. Some residents were skeptical if the plans were going to continue forward or not. David Green, vice-chair of the Unit J Atlanta Neighborhood Planning shared, “I’m not sure if it’s a pullback or a slowdown. They haven’t said anything.”
Microsoft finally confirmed with Bisnow that they have “decided to pause the planning process.” Microsoft assures that the land is not for sale and they are still looking to build their 90-acre hub, but just not at this time.
The 90-acre site was formerly a popular apartment complex called, “Overlook Atlanta,” a low-income community known for its close proximity to the Bankhead MARTA train station. Though the plans for the site have been indefinitely postponed, Microsoft says that they are still dedicated to developing a hub that helps to make the westside community stronger.