How the Atlanta Beltline’s Westside Trail looks right now

Concrete, plantings, lights abound as three-mile project wends toward September debut- by   Read and see more at https://atlanta.curbed.com/2017/7/3/15915032/atlanta-beltline-westside-trail-photos-looks-right-now
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Looking for Great Deals on Housing Materials?

Need to do some repairs or renovations on your home?
Check out the Lifecycle Building Center in Oakland City for great deals on materials from flooring to cabinets.
Read more about this nonprofit at http://atlanta.curbed.com/2016/11/14/13626502/lifecycle-building-center-massive-atlanta-warehouse

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Bid requests for development partners for the Murphy Crossing project are due May 11.

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.

 

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SPARCC Community Input Meetings Have Started.

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.

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Report Abandoned Properties, Blighted Properties, Code Violations, & Dumping

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, coderequests@atlantaga.gov:
2. Email Public Works at publicworks@atlantaga.gov:
3. Call ATL 311;
4. Contact Keep Atlanta Beautiful at info@keepatlantabeautiful.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, efambro@atlantaga.gov

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Elected Officials for Oakland City

Hey Oakland City neighbors! Here is the list of elected officials who represent our community. Contact them to report issues, problems, or give kudos.

 

 

 

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There is No Meeting Tonight!

 

There is No Meeting Tonight! But please join us next month on April 25th at 6:30pm. 1305 Oakland Drive, Atlanta, GA 30310

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TransFormation Alliance Celebrates $1 Million Grant for Atlanta

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/

The Strong, Prosperous And Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC)  is providing a three-year, $90 million in grants to support local groups and their leaders who are working to ensure that major new investments in transportation are equitably in their efforts to improve health and environmental outcomes for all residents. Read more at http://saportareport.com/transformation-alliance-celebrates-1-million-grant-atlanta/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare

 

 

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Wild Heaven Beer Brewery Coming to Lee and White Street

Click here to read about Wild Heaven Beer Plans to Join Monday Night Brewing on BeltLine’s Westside Trail

The Lee + White development, named for its location at the intersection of Lee and White streets, will also house Southern Aged Cheese, Doux South Pickles, and Honeysuckle Gelato.

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Great Things To Come for Oakland City and the 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.

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