Red Light the Gulch effort draws big name

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A former Georgia lawmaker joined the fight to Red Light the Gulch.

The Gulch Project calls for a mix of offices, retail space, hotels, and homes in the 40 acres between Mercedes-Benzes Stadium and the federal courthouse.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed the plan into law in November after it was approved by the Atlanta City Council in an 8-6 vote.

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But a group of community activists who oppose the project maintains the fight isn't over.

They protested Tuesday at Atlanta City Hall and were joined by former State Senator Vincent Fort in the demonstration.

Fort detailed some of the things the group is demanding.

The group claims the deal is illegal because of how quickly it was passed.

They want the courts to step in and to stop the redevelopment, so the group can work with the city and negotiate a better deal.

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