Events venue proposed near Beltline in Oakland City

Fairground

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
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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  

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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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BeltLine Southwest Study Group Public Meeting

Hear more about the strategic site assessment for the Murphy Crossing site.

When: Tuesday, April 19, 6:30pm- 8:00pm

Where: 1305 Oakland Drive, Atlanta, GA 30310image002


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Atlanta BeltLine Jamboree/Meet & Greet

The Atlanta BeltLine Jamboree is a free neighborhood festival with music, food and games that promotes a healthy active lifestyle for the entire family. During this event Atlanta Beltline Partnership and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. staff will be available to meet & greet with the communities of the Westside Trail. Beyond the larger outreach for the Jamboree, they are doing more targeted outreach to the communities surrounding the Westside Trail. Spread the word. image012

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Do you know of illegally dumped tires?

If you live near or have seen a property that has tires illegally dumped on it, please contact the city’s Keep Atlanta Beautiful office, which is located in the Department of Public Works. The number is (404) 330-6721 or call atl 311. The director of Keep Atlanta Beautiful is Kanika Greenleedumped tires1.

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Veronica Squires on Park Vision to Reality

Yesterday, neighbor Veronica Squires presented at the Park Pride and Greenspace Conference 2016 on how to make your park vision of play into a reality. She, along with two other panelists shared their successful strategies that lead to the development of playful parks for visitors of all ages.

It was so inspiring to hear Veronica talk about the Reverend James Orange Park’s visioning process with the City of Atlanta’s Office of Park Design, which lead to the re-opening of the beautiful, unique, pool and splash pad in Oakland City. Veronica gave credit to our neighbor Amy Johnson, who was also very instrumental in the visioning and development process.   We are looking forward to even more improvements at the park and adjoining teen center in the future.  To learn more about the Park Visioning process, contact the Office of Park Design’s Daniel Calvert.

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