Closer Look: ATL Planning Commissioner On New E-Scooter Night Time Ban; Residents Talk Future Of Ft. McPherson; Summer Indie Music Series Continues With Barvis

Scooters are ever present in Atlanta.
Scooters are ever present in Atlanta.
Credit David Goldman / Associated Press

Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief on today’s announcement that a number of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, pastors and other leaders will head to the City of College Park next week for the annual Young Leaders Conference.
  • Plus, the latest on an e-scooter-related injury that was reported by the Atlanta Police Department yesterday. The injury was reported the same day Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced a ban on nighttime e-scooter riding.
  • 2:56: City Planning Commissioner Tim Keane discusses Atlanta’s new nighttime e-scooter ban, as well as the city’s “accelerated plan” for creating safer streets.
  • 21:46: Long-time residents join Closer Look in studio to discuss the future of the nearly 500-acre former army base, Fort McPherson. Since the site closed in 2011, film and television mogul Tyler Perry has purchased 350 acres for filming studios. The remaining acres are owned by the Fort Mac Local Redevelopment Authority (LRA) with an initial plan to turn the site into a mixed-use development. However, recently, Perry has reportedly expressed interest in purchasing more property. Nick Hess, NPU-S chair, Robbie Hunter, who represents NPU-S on the LRA’s Community Engagement Subcommittee and Allean Brown, who serves on the Public Arts Advisory Council for the Fort Mac Sub-Committee, will discuss the history of the property and where future redevelopment plans.
  • 41:49: Closer Look’s Summer Indie Music series continues with Atlanta-based hip-hop artist, Barvis. He joins Closer Look for a conversation about how growing up in Atlanta has shaped his art, and an in-studio performance.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.