Concrete, plantings, lights abound as three-mile project wends toward September debut- by Josh Green@JoshGreen1234 Read and see more at https://atlanta.curbed.com/2017/7/3/15915032/atlanta-beltline-westside-trail-photos-looks-right-now
Good News! Read the article about the BeltLine- http://www.atlantaloop.com/new-beltline-zoning-allow-mix-uses-industrial-areas/ The article mentioned that “bid requests for development partners for the Murphy Crossing project have been sent out and are due May 11.”
That means that things are finally about to happen at the Murphy Crossing in Oakland City. In last September’s community meeting, Jerald Mitchell, Atlanta BeltLine Inc’s director of economic development explained that “The first step in developing the site is to stabilize it. Unstable buildings have to be removed and at least temporary roads and parking spaces created to allow access to the site. It also needs restrooms and green spaces for activities. Once that has been completed, the space would be ready to use for pop-up markets, music festivals and food trucks. These activities would bring in much-needed revenue to the area and begin to develop a market and brand for the site.”
It is going to be exciting witnessing the changes to the site and the neighboring communities. Hopefully, all of the changes will have positive impacts.
Great things can be expected for Oakland City, West End, and the AUC. Last Thursday, StandUp’s Deborah Scott wonderfully facilitated the SPARCC Community Input Meeting today at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church. She gave us a history lesson on race and politics in Atlanta. She explained the purpose and potential of the city’s SPARCC Grant to re-new our neighborhoods. She reminded us to first, ask our city council representative, who was in the room, to address needs in the budget. She reminded us that a Fort Mac community action plan was written years ago to plan for the closing of Fort Mac. That community action plan showed the community’s forethought and planning for development in the area and helped them get the grant. More meetings to come and hopefully, we can move to implementation as soon as possible. The next meeting is Thursday April 27th, at 5:30pm at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church.
Report Housing/Business Code violations, Illegal Tire and Trash Dumping on abandoned lots, on the property of abandoned homes, or even in front of occupied homes.
A variety of ways to report housing/business code violations or dumping:
1. Call or Email Code enforcement at 404-330-6190, firstname.lastname@example.org:
2. Email Public Works at email@example.com:
3. Call ATL 311;
4. Contact Keep Atlanta Beautiful at firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone (404) 249-5853
5. Call or email Captain Ed Fambro to schedule a community clean up of public streets and abandoned lots at 404.520.0376, email@example.com
This grant made the planning workshop for the Lee Street Corridor possible at the Green Prints conference, which was held on March 8, 2017. See more about the workshop at http://www.occoatl.org/great-things-to-come-for-oakland-city-and-lee-street-corridor/
Great changes are on the way for the Lee Street corridor and neighborhoods connected to it. We conducted a deep-dive workshop at the Greenprints Conference on March 8, where we learned about current efforts in regional resilience and worked in small groups to inform local government, leading nonprofits and corporate partners on ways to bring economic empowerment, equitable development and healthy living environments to the Lee Street Corridor. It was a very productive workshop where we discussed many ideas, desires, wishes, and needs for our communities. As a recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Initiative and the nationally-funded Strong, Prosperous And Resilient Communities Challenge, Atlanta is becoming a national leader in resilience and sustainability.