Interested in learning about transit planning and community revitalization in metro Atlanta? The TransFormation Alliance (https://lnkd.in/dFn3Cbb) is now accepting applicants for the TransFormation Academy, which will kick off this spring. Please go to https://lnkd.in/dNbTbf4 for the full application, including a description. Please note that although the application is due on January 22nd, it is very brief and simple.
Project team leaders from WonderRoot, Southface and the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA) request community partnership with residents of City Council Districts 4, 11 and 12, and Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs) T, S and R on a survey of flooding in associated neighborhoods. Other areas and neighborhoods are invited to participate as well, but priority will be given to the listed Districts and NPUs.
Participants will receive free education and training on the local Utoy Creek Watershed, environmental impacts from flooding and stormwater resulting from heavy rain events, green technologies to better manage water and flooding at home and in the community, and how to complete the survey. The survey will assess the conditions of homes, streets/sidewalks, parks, etc. and their ability to manage water and prevent flooding. This will better inform our collective ability to identify areas for installing wayfinding, public art, community spaces and sustainable water management.
Our goal is to create more opportunities for community ownership, empowerment and capacity within the watershed and its neighborhoods for more sustainable and effective water management. Participants are requested to attend both days of training and site surveying.
When: December 2nd from 10:00am- 2:00pm
Location: Rev. James Orange Recreation Center (1305 Oakland Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)
Stipends: $80 for participation in both survey sessions
(Lunch and survey transportation from James Orange Recreation Center will be provided.)
Please RSVP by contacting Arielle Brown at Arielle@WonderRoot.org no later than November 29th COD. For more information, contact Darryl Haddock at WAWA at (404) 752-5385.
Please come to our monthly meeting next Tuesday at the Reverend James Orange Park Recreation Center. 1305 Oakland Drive, Atlanta, GA 30310.
We will be discussing the next summer porch party, get updates from City Councilwoman, Cleta Winslow, and hear from District 4 City Council Candidates Elizabeth Whitmore and Kim Parmer. We will also provide information on fundraising opportunities through Kroger, Amazon, and the Recycling Perks program.
Old Business: Do we want to tee up banners and t-shirts again or let it die?
Yesterday’s porch party was a great event. We met new neighbors and several political hopefuls participated in one way or another. District 4 City council candidates Jason Dozier and Kimberly Palmer came by. District 4 candidate Elizabeth Whitmore was so kind to drop off a decadent cake. Incumbent Cleta Winslow brought wine and job information. County Commission candidate Joshua McNair also came through. Finally, mayoral candidate Mary Norwood came and shared her ideas on how she planned to improve the city.
Soccer in the Streets is looking for adult volunteers for Soccer in the Park at Reverend James Orange Park this Tuesday and next Tuesday. Volunteers are needed to assist with monitoring and instructing the children. The times that volunteers are needed are from 10am-12pm tomorrow and next Tuesday.
They also provide adult soccer leagues and games at various locations for those interested in playing or learning to play. Learn more about Soccer in the Streets at www.soccerstreets.org
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.