Environment, Science

Westside Residents Worry Proctor Creek Fixes Could Price Them Out

Some residents on the Westside are concerned that efforts to fix Proctor Creek could eventually price them out.
Some residents on the Westside are concerned that efforts to fix Proctor Creek could eventually price them out.
Credit Alison Guillory / WABE

Neighborhoods on Atlanta’s Westside are changing. Mercedes-Benz Stadium construction is wrapping up; the BeltLine is coming. And what has been a blighted creek could eventually become an amenity. But some residents are concerned that efforts to fix Proctor Creek could eventually price them out.

 

This is part of a continuing series about Proctor Creek that airs on “Morning Edition” with WABE host Denis O’Hayer. Previous stories have covered the history of activism in the area, the root of the problems with the creek and public health