MARTA Edgewood/Candler Park Transit Oriented Development Community Meetings

Sep 5 2014

The meeting dates for the community meetings with representatives from MARTA are finalized and 100% open to everyone.  If you could not make  the Aug. 27 meeting, the following four scheduled dates and times will allow you to ask questions and address any concerns about the MARTA station development:

MEETING 1 - September 9 at 6:30 p.m.;

MEETING 2 - October 1 at 6:00 p.m.;

MEETING 3 - October 7 at 6:00 p.m.;

MEETING 4 - October 29 at 6:00 p.m.

All meetings will be in the library at Whitefoord Elementary School at 35 Whitefoord Ave., Atlanta GA 30317



Awesome Volunteers Rally to Install New Legacy Markers in the Park

Aug 29 2014

Earlier this week, we posted a blog entry about the installation of the Legacy Markers in the park. Here's an account of the event by Tom Painter, as well as a couple of photos. Thanks again to the volunteers.

At 9:00 on steamy Saturday morning, 23 August, a group of energized volunteers gathered on the park side of Candler Park Drive at Miller Ave., the location of what used to be an African American Legacy Marker of the Early Edgewood-Candler Park BiRacial History Project. I say “used to be” because earlier this January a semi-truck and trailer caught and broke off a large limb from a tree just south of the marker’s location, dragged the limb like a very large club as the truck moved northward, hitting and destroying the marker.

Saturday’s group was ably led by Edi Kelman (who also provided cold water and very tasty brownies!), and was tasked with installing a new marker, freeing the pathway along the street from creeping kudzu and low-hanging branches, spreading mulch around the marker, and generally sprucing the place up. Randy Pimsler and Danny Feig were the marker installers-in-chef. Other helpers included Amy Irwin, Bill Read, Bonnie Palter, Carol Gregory, Daryl Nenstiel, Diirga Bough, Don Bender, Glen Lopez, Jesse Orrock, Jim Kessel, John Skach, Kelly Jordan, Ken Edelstein, Peter & Kelly Bluestone, Roger Bakeman, Roz Mance, Seth Eisenberg, Tom Painter, and Michael Browne. The newly replaced Legacy Marker provides information about the 1893-1942 site of the African American Edgewood Evening Star Lodge, which is now a soccer pitch.

Once this task was complete, the group moved to the park’s southwest corner and handily replaced a second marker that had been knocked seriously out of kilter during construction of the McLendon Ave. sidewalk. This was the site of the Rose Hill/Mayson Ave. Subdivision (1892-1942). Thanks to the BiRacial History Project’s partners*, a Park Pride Small Change grant, a Love Your Block grant from the Mayor’s office, Kissberg Construction Co., and the neighborhood volunteers, these Legacy Markers once again provide passersby with valuable information, telling the stories of the African American community and residents who once thrived in what many Candler Park neighbors think of simply as “our park.” Apologies to any who helped whose names are not included.

By Tom Painter

* Project Partners: First Existentialist Congregation, Antioch East Baptist Church, Candler Park Neighborhood Organization, Pimsler Hoss Architects, Small Carpenters at Large, 420 Oakdale Group, Friends of Candler Park, and Mary Lin School.


More pictures here

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.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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 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,

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

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

Fall Fest - Day 1

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

Movie Night in CP - Monsters Inc

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