MARTA stretches timeline on Edgewood project rezoning

Aug 28 2014
Breathe easier. MARTA's taking a bit more time on its effort to rezone the mixed-used project it's proposed for the Edgewood-Candler Park Station's southside lots.
 
Meanwhile, the developer chosen by the transit agency says market conditions needed to justify construction of most of the complex could be many years away.
 
Those were two takeaways from a meeting last night between neighborhood activists, MARTA representatives and Columbia Ventures Managing Partner Dillon Baynes. Most in the room were Edgewood residents — the project is in that neighborhood, after all — but Lauren Welsh and I attended from Candler Park.
 
A timeline unveiled last month had raised concerns in both neighborhoods, because it called for taking up in early September legislation that will lock in zoning conditions for the property. That’s important because the zoning process is the main leverage that surrounding neighborhoods can use to influence what’s built on the MARTA land, as well as what MARTA and Columbia will do to mitigate such impacts as traffic.

Reminder: Edgewood/Candler MARTA Station Transit Oriented Development Meeting Tonight

Aug 27 2014

Reminder that tonight is your opportunity share ideas and concerns with the Marta officials and the developers regarding the project planned at the Edgewood/CP Marta Station.

Date: 
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Columbia Townhomes @ Edgewood, 37 Hutchinson Street #41, Atlanta, GA., 30307

Movies in the Park

Aug 26 2014

Have you had enough rain? In five years we have never had a rain out. We had three this year. It is now time to redo the Movie Nights that have been rained out. So here is our updated schedule.

  • August 30 Frozen the Sing Along
  • September 6th Remember the Titans
  • September 13 Lego Movie
  • September 20 Karate Kid

Movie night festivities start at 7:00ish and the feature presentation will go on as soon as it gets dark enough-in front of the pool house.

 

In the event of a rainy day check our web site www.friendsofCandlerPark.org. Rain days are typically the following weekend. You will want to get there early for the best spot! Once again, well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome. Bring your own coolers but be aware that glass containers or bottles are strictly forbidden in city parks. The Candler Park Movie Night is produced by Park Pride/Friends of Candler Park. Also, with help from Epworth Methodist/ Clifton House.  Thanks to our sponsors Front Page News, Tijuana Garage, Candler Park Market, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza and most of all our Presenting Sponsor, the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization.

NPU Rep Solicits Input on Ordinances, Lake Claire Park Plan

Aug 26 2014

Please see my report from the July NPU-N meeting in the recent Messenger, page 15.

Our August agenda contains consideration of at least six city-wide ordinances and a new Lake Claire Park Plan.  More details on all have been posted on the Message Board.

Amy Stout, NPURep@candlerpark.org

Candler Park Legacy Markers

Aug 23 2014

Many thanks to the volunteers who helped install the Legacy Markers this morning! Here's a group photo.

Here's an excerpt from last month's Messenger about this effort..

The Early Edgewood-Candler Park BiRacial History Project has been awarded two grants to help replace two legacy markers that were damaged over the last few months in separate incidents.
 Now, it’s up to Candler Parkers to chip in with a little volunteerism to install the updated signs. Park Pride is providing a “Small Change” grant of $1,800, and the Atlanta Mayor’s Office has offered up a $1,000 “Love Your Block” grant. The funds should cover the anticipated expenses to replace both damaged markers. 
 Both grants require a neighborhood volunteering component, and CPNO isn’t alone in agreeing to participate. Among the others who’ve volunteered to help are Friends of Candler Park, the Mary Lin principal’s office, the pastor at Antioch East Baptist Church, the First Existentialist Congregation Social Justice Guild, Pimsler Hoss Architects and Small Carpenters at Large.

Fall Fest - Day 2

Date: 
Sun, 09/28/2014 - 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Candler Park

Fall Fest - Day 1

Date: 
Sat, 09/27/2014 - 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Candler Park

Movie Night in CP - Monsters Inc

Date: 
Sat, 08/23/2014 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: 
Candler Park - Behind the pool

MARTA Plan for Edgewood-Candler Park Station

Aug 20 2014

For those of you you were unable to attend the Monday night meeting, here is the power point presentation.

Marta Rezoning Work Session

This is the opportunity share your ideas and concerns with the Marta officials and the developers regarding the project planned at the Edgewood/CP Marta Station.

Date: 
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Columbia Townhomes @ Edgewood, 37 Hutchinson Street #41, Atlanta, GA., 30307