Though Atlantic Station has not been totally successful in following the New Urbanist approach, it is still in its early stages, as it is only about 10 years old, and therefore has potential to improve.
Atlantic Station has recently been repurchased by new owners who bought the property at a fraction of the cost. Since the new developers bought the property for less, they can charge less to rent out space and therefore have potential to attract more people with lesser means.
Critics of Atlantic Station are hopeful that the new developers will address these new urbanist concerns and turn Atlantic Station into a one of a kind area with one of a kind stores and restaurants that cannot be find elsewhere. This way, more people will be interested in coming to the area, spend money and maybe even live there. ( Whatnowatlanta.com)