Central Atlanta Progress video unveils new vision for downtown Stitch project (War on Cars Watch)

A decade from now, Atlanta’s Downtown Connector, as well as the hellish traffic it carries, could be covered with 14 acres of green space and new construction.

In all likelihood, the potentially monumental Stitch project, which seeks to cap the stretch of highway between the Civic Center MARTA stop and Piedmont Avenue, would take a lot longer than 10 years to realize.

After all, the Urban Land Institute’s Advisory Services Panel, which Central Atlanta Progress contracted to study the proposed project site and its surrounding environs, said the Stitch could cost upwards of $450 million to complete, and securing such a bankroll and mapping out how to spend it would surely be time-consuming.