Our monthly meeting has been postponed until September, as the recreation center is not available for our use during our regular meeting date and time. So far, the September meeting will include a reminder about upcoming elections for new executive officers, an update on Fort McPherson LRA activities, an update on the Hartnett School/Negro League baseball field Park sign, and a request for resident input on a possible neighborhood Christmas Party.
The Atlanta History Center invites you to the Gatheround Community Day, Saturday, July 16, to experience Gatheround: Stories of Atlanta, the new cornerstone exhibition that interprets the history of Atlanta. Bush Mountain and Oakland City are highlighted as a signature display in this exhibition, created in partnership with the Oakland City Community Organization and West Atlanta Watershed Alliance.
Artifacts and stories provided by community members are used to interpret a contemporary history of your neighborhood.
Seth and Kalina Patterson moved to Oakland city July 1st of 2015 and they are approaching their 1 year anniversary of being residents of the community. The Pattersons both work as Production Assistants on TV and Commercials, but we’re forced to move from Florida because the state ran out to film tax incentives. “You have to go where the work is”, said Seth Patterson. Kalina said “What we love most about Oakland City is the convenience of being able to get everywhere within the perimeter in about 15 to 20 minutes. We needed to find a place that was affordable and close to the studios, Oakland City was the choice for us.”
See a behind the scenes photo of Seth and Kalina while they were background extras on the movie Neighbors 2 filmed here in Georgia.
A Park Pride day of sports, nutrition, exercise, and fun was held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 in Oakland City at the Reverend James Orange Park. We lucked out with awesome temperatures and no rain.
Hi! My name is Kimberly Reese and I have been a proud resident of Oakland City since October 2015. I grew up in Southwest Atlanta, but left Atlanta to attend school and find work. After spending nearly 10 years out-of-state, I jumped at the chance to take a job back in Atlanta. I searched long and hard for a home in a tight knit community like the one I grew up in, and almost immediately fell in love with Oakland City. I have always admired the historic architecture of Oakland City and West End, but I was also excited to hear about some of the positive changes coming like the Beltline.
Before I had even purchased my home, my neighbors introduced themselves and immediately embraced me, which made my decision a no-brainer. I love my new neighborhood and hope to spend a lot of years here creating memories. It reminds me of the Atlanta I grew up in when you knew your neighbors by name and looked out for one another. I also love being close to downtown and other up and coming neighborhoods. I am excited to see what the future holds for Oakland City and the rest of the Westside.
In my spare time I enjoy entertaining my family and friends in my new home, and I am also active at nearby Saint Peter Missionary Baptist Church. Moving to Oakland City was one of the best decisions that I have made!
Don’t forget the Park Pride Play Day at the Reverend James Orange Park in Oakland City on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 10:00am to 2pm.
Construction of the Westside Trail bridge over Martin Luther King Jr. Drive NW is set to begin!
Join Atlanta BeltLine to learn about detour routes for the temporary weekend closure (June 11th and 12th)and to receive construction updates for the Westside Trail.
We have had to change our meeting location due to voting at the center next week. We will meet at the Saint Peter Missionary Baptist Church on 1533 Alma St SW, Atlanta, GA 30311- 2nd floor of the Christian Education Building. Thank you Kimberly Reese for getting this location!
At the meeting, we will have brief presentations from the following guests:
1. Tawny Powell- manager of a new local nonprofit organization. They offer free financial education workshops, homebuyer classes and 1 on 1 financial counseling to individuals in the area. They also have a mission to help promote neighborhoods around us as viable, healthy, thriving places to live with our monthly neighborhood open house tours.
2. Eric Kronberg of Kronberg Wall Architecture. Eric missed our meeting last month due to a scheduling conflict. He will be presenting plans and the re-zoning request for 1101 Donnelly.
3. Povneet Dhillon of the Chisom Housing Group will talk about the planned summer meals program at the Oakland City West End Apartments
4. Danzell McClain-Youth Outreach Director of the Kroc Community Center has a few exciting programs going on that he believes the Oakland community would love to hear about.