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Big plans are revealed for the future of Fort McPherson

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CBS Atlanta has learned more about the future of a former army base in southwest Atlanta.

Plans for Fort McPherson were detailed Saturday during an open house.

Organizers gave timelines for the redevelopment of the 486-acre facility that will eventually house a science park, employment center, labs and living space.

It will also generate new jobs, said Atlanta City Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd. 

"Our goal is to bring in thousands and thousands of jobs. We are estimating when this base redevelops, we'll have 1,000 to 5,000 jobs. " 

Today's open house included hourly presentations and tours by the McPherson Redevelopment Authority Board.

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