Summerhill, Mechanicsville and the Ted: A Long History and an Uncertain Future

Friday, February 5, 2016 7:30-9:00 am | All Saints' Episcopal Church

In a recent article from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bill Torpy featured his extended interview with Southface board member and former Atlanta planning commissioner Leon Eplan. Eplan has been involved in the planning and design of Atlanta, sharing many success and frustrations of the region, since the early 1960s. Torpy’s article highlighted the plight of the Summerhill community and others around Turner Field, and Eplan readily admits his role in that troubled history. Now the city has a chance to redevelop the same area again, and Eplan sees a major opportunity to do right by a community that was marginalized generations ago. Today, members of that same community have come together to voice the priorities and concerns of their neighbors to stakeholders in the development deal.

Join us as Eplan discusses his history with the area, including how his grandfather moved to the neighborhood and his father was born there, and how a community group is advocating to have a voice in defining the future of the area this time around.


Leon Eplan, President, Urban Mobility Consult, LLC


Bill Torpy, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Location & Parking:

All Saints' Episcopal Church
634 West Peachtree Street
Across from the North Avenue MARTA station at the corner of W. Peachtree and North Avenue

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