The last in the scheduled series of four community meetings with MARTA, Invest Atlanta, and Columbia Ventures will take place on October 29, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. The location for the meeting is the library at Whitefoord Elementary School at 35 Whitefoord Ave., Atlanta, GA 30317. This is 100% open to everyone and is an opportunity to ask questions about the MARTA development project. There will be an important presentation by Heather Alhadeff, traffic consultant for the TOD project, who is analyzing data collected from the neighborhood survey and hopes to have her findings and conclusions ready for the October 29 meeting.
Meeting Reminder for October 29, 2014 MARTA Edgewood/Candler Park Transit Oriented Development Project
This post was written by Candler Park Master Plan Transportation Coordinator Eric Dusenbury
Thanks to the join efforts of Candler Park residents, we've gotten some infrastructure projects included in the upcoming bond referendum.
There appears to be good momentum on implementing the Dekalb Avenue improvements identified in our master plan. There also is $40 million for sidewalk improvement/repair and $26 million for ADA compliant ramps at intersections.
Now, we need to work even harder to ensure Candler Park receives its fair share of money from the upcoming infrastructure bond referendum. The city has set up a website soliciting comments on the improvements. We encourage you to visit the site and to have your voice be heard. We're especially interested in securing funds for sidewalk and ramp improvements (the ramps are needed for the city to install any new crosswalks).
Please visit the site at http://www.infrastructuremap.org. Then, search on "sidewalk" to find the sidewalk improvements (there is one for $25 million and another for $15 million), and "ADA" to find the ramp improvements (one for $11 million and another for $25 million). You can click on the Comment link for each of those to let your voice be heard. You can also vote up and vote down comments by others.
Feel free to advocate for any projects you wish. As a neighborhood, however, we're focusing on sidewalk improvements along Oakdale Road (from the Candler Park MARTA station to North Avenue), McLendon Avenue (from L5P to Clifton Road), Candler Park Drive f(rom Iverson Street to North Avenue), and Euclid Avenue (from L5P to North Avenue), and on 14 ramps identified by the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization.
To endorse the DeKalb improvements, please search on the website for "DeKalb Ave," and comment there or vote up comments that you like.
Please take a few minutes and help improve your neighborhood. The more people that participate the better.
The Play Mobile, also known as a recreation center on wheels, will travel throughout Atlanta to access neighborhoods without static recreation centers and activate free play for all Atlanta youth.
The October Zoning Committee will be rescheduled from the first Wednesday of October to October 8, 2014. This change of scheduling will allow neighbors to attend the October 1, 2014 Transit Oriented Development meeting with MARTA and Columbia Ventures representatives.
The Zoning Committee will meet at 7:00 p.m. at 1561 Mclendon Ave, Atlanta Georgia 30307 on October 8, 2014.
An agenda for the October meeting will be posted on October 1, 2014.
David Letterman offered appropriate praise to Candler Park's own Francine Reed during her recent appearance on his show. Watch below.
Our "Queen of the Blues" is slated to take the stage Sunday at 7:30 pm — the grand finale of (count 'em) 12 free acts in two days. For a full listing of all the performers, click here.
Heather Alhadeff of Perkins & Will, acting as a traffic consultant for the TOD development project, developed a survey for Candler Park and Edgewood neighbors to complete prior to September 26, 2014. The purpose of the survey is to identify issues, objectives, and preferences for the redevelopment project. Please take a few minutes and take the survey by follwing this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9NH8DLM
Tonight's CPNO Members Meeting will hit half a dozen topics that are likely to interest you. And we'll bribe you to come with free pizza from Uncle Maddio's.
Among those issues:
• Funding for an Oct. 11 meeting to organize the Candler Park Conservancy.
• A vote to get the city to commit to more Candler Park projects in its proposed infrastructure bond list
• An update on MARTA's proposed mixed-used project in Edgewood
• The last Fall Fest roundup before the big event