BeltLine Construction of the Westside Trail bridge over Martin Luther King Jr. Drive NW is set to begin!

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.

Westside + Southwest Study Group - WST Construction Update  MLK Road Closure 6.2.16

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The Oakland City Community Org. Meeting- moved next week due to voting at the Rec Center

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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.

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Neighborhood Planning Unit S Meeting Thursday

Neighborhood Planning Unit S is a citizen advisory council in Southwest Atlanta that makes recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues.

NPU-S consists of five neighborhoods: Bush Mountain, Cascade Avenue/Road, Fort McPherson, Oakland City, and Venetian Hills.

Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of Every Month a 7PM in THE VICARS 838 Cascade Rd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. NPU-S HOTLINE 770-744-5311

Learn more at Neighborhood Planning Unit S

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Summer Park Pride Events at Rev. James Orange Park in Oakland City

About Park Pride: Park Pride works with communities to develop and improve their parks!

May with Mary: Reverend James Orange Park- May 15 – Rev. James Orange Park – 4pm

Atlanta City Council Member, Mary Norwood, is spending May sharing the beauty of Atlanta’s parks! Her tour will visit a park in each Council District, and she and her staff will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have and address your concerns. There will be activities and entertainment for children and refreshments for all. On May 15th, meet Mary at Reverend James Orange Park (1300 Oakland Drive SW, Atlanta GA 30310) from 4-6pm.

Park Pride’s Play Day at Rev. James Orange Park!- June 18 – Rev. James Orange Park – 10am

Park Pride’s Play Day is a FREE, fun-filled day of sports, fitness, nutrition, education, arts, and sustainable initiatives where local coaches and organizations come together to facilitate activities, drills and games for various sports. Everyone is invited to join the fun as we celebrate the “Year of Play!”! Join the Park Pride and Atlanta ContactPoint at Reverend James Orange Park on June 18 from 10am – 2pm to play and connect with your community! This is a free event, but please let us know if you’re coming by registering.

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Events venue proposed near Beltline in Oakland City

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A “multi-use market, event, entertainment and community fairground” has been proposed for a site near where the Atlanta Beltline crosses Murphy Avenue SW and Lee Street SW in the Oakland City neighborhood.

Venue operator Asa Fain sought a special-use permit allowing an outdoor venue, and city staff recommended conditional approval, limiting the permit to five years, according to documents filed with the city Department of Planning and Community Development.

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Atlanta Passes Ordinance For More Affordable Housing

Atlanta Passes Ordinance For More Affordable Housing

Developers building multi-family homes in the city of Atlanta who receive public funds will now have to set aside up to 15 percent of their units for affordable housing.

Atlanta City Council passed an ordinance for more affordable housing in the city Monday night. The resolution was introduced by Atlanta City Councilman Andre Dickens.

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Rezoning Request to be presented at the Oakland City Community meeting next Tuesday!

Please come out to the OCCO meeting next Tuesday. Eric Kronberg of Kronberg Wall Architecture will be asking the neighborhood to approve a rezoning request for 1101 Donnelly. He will be able to discuss the site’s future redevelopment, plans that could slow down traffic on the street, sustainability, and reasons for the rezoning request. This property borders the BeltLine trail and is in Oakland City. Learn more about Kronberg Wall at http://kronbergwall.com/
1101 Donnelly

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NPU-S and the Urban League’s Employment and Careers Forum

Are you looking for assistance with employment? Are you interested in a high paying career? Join the Urban League and NPU-S at the Vicars Community Center -Registration:9:30am- 10am. Door Prizes and Refreshments2016 NPU-S Job Forum

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Cute properties for sale in Oakland City

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Check out these cute Oakland City properties -located steps away from the southwest BeltLine  trail or the Oakland City Marta station. All are currently listed on Realtor.com  

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Don’t Forget the April 26th Community Meeting!

This month’s speaker will be Liz Coyle from Georgia Watch. Liz will be sharing some fantastic tips on how to save money on your utility bills.  We also have updates about code enforcement, crime, and Fort Mac. Plus there will be an announcement on an upcoming presentation on the zoning request for 1101 Donnelly.

 

OCCO April 2016 Flyer

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