Downtown Atlanta has the foundation to be an active, people-oriented, and vibrant urban core. However, current land use conditions in the Stitch study area paint a different picture characterized by declining retail, vacancies, and buildings in need of redevelopment or repair. Surrounded by universities, hospitals and medical facilities, civic facilities, tourist and entertainment attractions, and rich historic and cultural resources, the Stitch is in a position to leverage these spheres of influence to facilitate a thriving place that prioritizes people.