Wayne Mason the creator of the beltline project is now backing out. He has sighted a few reasons including the lack of cooperation from the Development Authority to the project not being feasible and it will be unable to sustain itself. Mayor Franklin says she can do it with out him? If the numbers were a stretch before I can imagine what they will look like without the major developer. If Mr. Mason won’t donate what he promised before and won’t sell his other property on the track bed, is the City of Atlanta going to use eminent domain to take it from him? As this story unwinds it will be interesting to see the outcome. Even a AJC Opinion writer stated “it’s difficult to envision how the project can succeed without the population density, commercial activity and cash flow that Mason’s projects would have created.