It looks as though more redevelopment is coming to Marietta. On Wednesday, the Marietta Redevelopment Corp. voted to obtain upwards of $2 million in order to acquire as much as 10 acres around the downtown area.
“This fund will be used to buy properties that are blighted,” said MRC Executive Director Gary Mongeon. “Our job is to create catalyst projects that will have an immediate positive impact (on redevelopment).” The MRC will have to lobby City Council for the funds. The group is looking to acquire land in both the Hedges-Gramling neiborhood and the Allgood Road neighborhood, where they would either make “moderate improvements” or attempt to attract developers.
What is your opinion about this plan? What do you think of the current redevelopment projects the city has undertaken?