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Public Safety – Crime Task Force, 1979

 File — Box: 171, Folder: 3
Collection number: Series 4

Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

This series consists of project files in ten subseries that document the projects in which CAP was involved from roughly 1960 to 1994. Subseries 1 documents the Central Area Study (CAS) conducted by CAP in 1973-1974 and the second Central Area Study (CAS II) conducted from 1986 to 1988. CAS II contains reports and documentation on arts and recreation, conventions and tourism, housing and the homeless, public relations, public safety, retail, transportation, and urban design. Subseries 2, Economic Development, documents the partner organizations with which CAP worked and the subjects on which CAP focused. Organizations include Atlanta economic Development Corporation, Downtown Development Authority, Georgia Downtown Development Association, Overall Economic Development Planning, SRI International, and Triangular Partnerships. Subjects include enterprise zones, the MLK historic district, public-private partnerships, local tax revenues, and Underground Atlanta. Subseries 3 documents CAP’s interest in education, particularly the Atlanta Partnership of Business and Education and Atlanta Public schools.

Subseries 4 pertains to housing and the development of housing in downtown Atlanta. The subseries contains information on community development programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development programs, mixed use studies, and a mortgage consortium of investors in downtown development. This subseries contains a large amount of material on Park Central Communities, Inc., a for-profit entity of CAP, and its development activities in the Bedford-Pine area. Subseries 5, Human Services, documents downtown daycare programs, particularly CAP’s involvement in the Bowen Homes Day Care facility. This subseries also contains information on the homeless issue, including CAP’s creation of the Central Area Job Placement Center to provide jobs for homeless persons. There is also information on area health care. Subseries 6 documents CAP’s marketing projects, the CAP War Room and publications produced by CAP. Subseries 7, Public Safety, documents crime and police issues. This subseries contains information on the creation of a horse patrol, city ordinances on taxis and street vendors, and additional material on homelessness, public drunkenness and prostitution.

Subseries 8, Transportation, provides considerable information on MARTA and downtown road construction. Subseries 9 documents Urban Design programs, including Central City Park, Margaret Mitchell Square, Peachtree Walk, Southside projects, tree planting, and urban walls. The bulk of this subseries is devoted to documentation of projects in the Fairlie-Poplar area. Subseries 10 consists of organizations and subjects that are all related to the main program areas documented in subseries 1-9. Topics include Academy for Contemporary Problems, the Atlanta airport, Atlanta 2000, Atlanta Action Forum, Atlanta Business Coalition, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Atlanta Regional Commission, the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, bond referendums, City of Atlanta, Georgia Business and Industry Association, Governor’s Commission, International Business Fellows, International Downtown Executives Association (IDEA), Midtown Business Association, Resurgens Atlanta, Triangle Task Force, World Congress Center, youth hostels, and special projects. The subseries also contains a clipping file on local and national issues pertaining to urban life and economic development.


  • 1979


Restrictions on Access:

This collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 104.5 linear ft.


From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305