Forming the nonprofit association only happened last month, although conversations surrounding forming an organization of its type have been ongoing for the past eight months, according to Chair Natalie Martin.
“There has been a south Fulton alliance or taskforce that also includes Clayton and Henry counties,” said Martin.
“The Atlanta Regional Commission put together a group of business owners, government leaders and whoever is interested to see how we can create an aerotropolis around Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.”
Martin added the main goal of the newly-formed association is to create the aerotropolis, a mixed-use development encircling the world’s busiest airport.
“We want to have a thriving global marketplace that is surrounding our major airport,” she said.
A diverging diamond interchange, said Martin, is the project that will require the greatest amount of work and cooperation as well as having the greatest impact.
“That is the biggest project that will require collaboration, federal funding and community input,” said Martin.
For Martin, improving the infrastructure of the south Fulton area is personal, due to her own history in the area.
“I’m a native of Atlanta and grew up in Southwest Atlanta,” she said.
“We have grown, however, but our infrastructure has not. We are behind.”
The Camp Creek Improvement Association currently has 18 board members.