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By 2040, 1.2 million adults, age 65 and older, will be living in metro Atlanta by 2040. That figure comes from a recent report by the Atlanta Regional Commission titled "Metro Atlanta's Senior Housing Shortage."

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Ryan Gravel discusses the current state and possible future for the Atlanta Beltline, as well as how it is helping to change and shape the view of the city, locally and abroad.
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Last year Ryan Gravel, the visionary behind the BeltLine, made headlines when he resigned from the board of the BeltLine partnership.

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At the time, Gravel cited concerns over housing costs as a motivation for his resignation. 

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Fewer than 1,000 affordable housing units were created along the BeltLine as of February of this year. That's according to a report released earlier this year which studied home price trends in the area.

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Dan Immergluck, a researcher at Georgia Tech, co-authored the study. While he focused on home prices, rising costs along the BeltLine have also affected renters.

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When construction on the BeltLine began, the city of Atlanta mandated that 5,600 affordable housing units be created over the life of the program.

So far, fewer than 1,000 units have been created. That's according to a study published earlier this year which looked at home price trends near the BeltLine from 2011 to 2015.

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Renters will pay $975 to $1,050 for a Gwinnett County two-bedroom apartment with a pool, $1,100 for a Buckhead one-bedroom apartment with a workout facility, and $1,100 to $1,200 for a two-bedroom apartment for students near the Emory campus.

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This is what the rental market looks like here in Atlanta, according to John Parent, the manager of the PROMOVE location on North Druid Hills Road.

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For the past two decades, Anne (who chose not to give her last name because she fears retribution from her landlord) has lived in the same two-bedroom apartment in Buckhead. It's a brick building just off of Peachtree Street. In 1995, Anne began renting her apartment for just $600 per month. Now, 22 years later, her rent has increased and she is concerned about her ability to stay there.

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