September 2015 Meeting Agenda

Posted by admin | ADNA, Agendas, Meetings | Tuesday, September 1, 2015 8:48 am

Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Café Lucia – Healey Building, 57 Forsyth St NW – next to the Walton Street entrance

6:30pm – socializing
7:00pm – meeting


Special Events:
American Heart Association Heart Walk – Saturday, September 26th

Flux Night – Saturday, October 3rd

Public Art:
Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Soccer in the Streets

Committee Reports

Other Updates

General Discussion

June 2015 Meeting Agenda

Posted by admin | ADNA, Agendas, Meetings | Sunday, May 31, 2015 8:26 pm

Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Nikolai’s Roof – Hilton Hotel – 255 Courtland St NE

6:30pm – socializing
7:00pm – meeting


Alcohol License Applications:
Philips Arena – 1 Philips Dr NW
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken – Peachtree Center – 225 Peachtree St NE

Special Event Applications:
Sober City at the Tabernacle – July 1st-5th
German Bierfest – Saturday, August 22nd

The Office – apartment conversion at 250 Piedmont Ave NE

Partner for Hope

Committee Reports

General Discussion

“Love Your Block” day of volunteer service at Downtown’s Central Library planned for Saturday, October 25th

Posted by admin | ADNA, Community Projects, Events, News | Friday, October 24, 2014 9:19 am

Downtown Atlanta’s Central Library will buzz with activity during a day of volunteer work and events on Saturday, October 25th, from 1pm to 5pm. Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association is partnering with the Atlanta‐Fulton Public Library System and Friends of Central Atlanta Library for a landscaping project, a book sale, and library tours.

Volunteers from the neighborhood have big plans for the library’s front planter. They will be cleaning out debris, pruning the existing shrubs, rejuvenating the soil, and adding new plants and mulch to help make the library’s entry plaza a vibrant civic space once again.

Inside the library, volunteers will host a book sale. There will also be tours of the building, designed by noted architect Marcel Breuer, to let everyone learn more about it and the many programs offered.

The day of events happens during National Friends of the Library Week. Funding is provided by a grant from Love Your Block, a City of Atlanta program that supports citizens and neighborhood groups that want to plan and organize efforts to beautify their communities.

Partners and sponsors for the event include: Atlanta Community ToolBank, Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association, Atlanta‐Fulton Public Library System, Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, City of Atlanta ‐ Office of the Mayor, City of Atlanta ‐ Council District 2, Cities of Service, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta ‐ Neighborhood Fund, Friends of Central Atlanta Library, Gibbs Landscape Company, Hands On Atlanta, and The Home Depot Foundation.

The Central Library is located at One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA 30303.

More information is available at

Atlanta Streetcar’s First Test Under Power Takes Place October 1

Posted by admin | News, Transportation | Tuesday, September 30, 2014 3:58 pm

First test will be at slow speed to allow simultaneous tests of other vehicle systems

On Wednesday, October 1, Atlanta Streetcar 1001 will make its first trip around the system’s 2.7 mile route under its own power. The electric streetcars are powered by an overhead wire carrying 750 volts DC. All four Atlanta Streetcars must undergo and pass specification, performance, and safety tests to be ready for passenger service later in 2014.

The test of Streetcar 1001 will take place overnight, beginning at approximately 11 p.m. and going until the early morning hours of Thursday, October 2. The streetcar will travel slowly – at approximately 5 m.p.h. – along the route, and will stop at each of the 12 stops to ensure the vehicle’s self-leveling mechanism is performing as designed. For safety and to allow streetcar personnel to work efficiently, spectators are asked to remain on the sidewalks and not to come up onto the streetcar stops during testing. The Atlanta Police Department will escort the vehicle along the route.

The test will start along Auburn Avenue at Fort Street, through Woodruff Park, north on Peachtree Street, west on Ellis Street to Carnegie Way and Andrew Young International Boulevard. The vehicle will then turn south on to Centennial Olympic Park Drive, head east on Luckie Street, south on Park Place, east along Edgewood Avenue, north on Jackson Street, and complete the loop on Auburn Avenue.

Motorists are advised that rolling closures will take place along the streetcar route and traffic may be delayed; they are advised to take alternate routes while the testing is taking place.

Drivers are also reminded that vehicles along the streetcar route need to be parked fully within the white lines of the parking spaces, and that double-parking is not allowed. Illegally parked vehicles along the route will be ticketed and/or towed.

The Atlanta Streetcar is a collaborative effort among Atlanta’s political, business and transit communities to bring to fruition critical infrastructure that will connect the metro area and the greater region. Partnership and innovation, key qualifiers for the federal government’s TIGER II Discretionary Grant program, are exhibited by this joint effort involving the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, and MARTA.


Sharon Gavin
Communications Director
The Atlanta Streetcar | 55 Trinity Avenue, SW, Suite 4900| Atlanta, Georgia 30303 | Phone: 404.330.6759 | Cell: 404.640.3500

ATL 311 beta

Posted by admin | News | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:47 am

Dear Citizens,

As you may have heard, the City of Atlanta has launched the operational testing phase of its 311 service and we need citizens to give it a try and report back to me regarding how well you think the customer service rep handled the call and if your question was answered to your satisfaction.

If you would note in your email to me the time and date of your call, your question, whether the answer you received was thorough and accurate, and about how long you were on the line, I would be most grateful. My email address is

311 is a way to give citizens answers about any city service quickly and efficiently. You may ask a question about your water bill, flooding, parking, court fines, parks, traffic, code enforcement, street lights, garbage pick up, business licenses, permits–basically anything–or make a service request. You may be transferred to the city agency best able to help you.

Due to technical issues that the city expects to have resolved in a couple of months, it is not possible to merely dial “311” just yet, however, if you need a question answered, you may dial 404-546-0311 or you can program it into your cell phone as “311.”

The website is also operational, and I really would appreciate as many citizens as possible giving it a try. Any complaints about it, from navigation to usefulness of content, etc. are welcome!

Click here:

Please let me know what you think of the system in honest, straightforward terms. It’s important that it provide accurate information in an efficient manner.

Stephanie Ramage
Citizens Advocate
City of Atlanta

Spring Street Viaduct Replacement

Posted by admin | Transportation | Friday, June 27, 2014 11:21 am


More information is available on GDOT’s website.

Caribbean Carnival Parades

Posted by admin | Street Closure | Friday, May 23, 2014 2:22 pm

There are two Caribbean Carnival parades taking place Downtown tomorrow – Saturday, May 24th. The parades are scheduled to start at noon and be finished by 3pm. Below is an map overlaying the two parade routes.

The Official Atlanta Caribbean Carnival – parade starts near Hardy Ivy Park and leads to Morris Brown College

Atlanta Carnival – parade starts near Hardy Ivy Park and leads to Underground Atlanta

Please note that the MARTA shuttles for the Braves game will be departing from the West End station rather than Five Points/Underground. MARTA press release

Caribbean Carnival parades overlay

Broad Street SW Planning Workshop – Saturday, April 26th

Posted by admin | News | Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:03 pm

Downtown Atlanta is hosting the national conference of the American Planning Association April 26-30, 2014. Over 3,500 professional city planners from across the country will attend the conference at the Georgia World Congress Center. In addition to the many tours, mobile workshops and sessions, the American Institute of Certified Planners will host a “Community Assistance Workshop.” The one-day workshop is an opportunity for planning professionals from across the country to volunteer their time and talent to provide input and recommendations regarding a planning issue in Atlanta.

The workshop participants will focus on the Broad Street SW corridor between the Garnett and Five Points MARTA rail stations. The goals of the workshop exercises are to 1) identify specific blockages to implementing the community’s vision and 2) to establish a realistic set of “first steps” that will spur community confidence and lead to revitalization in the area. In particular, the topics for discussion will focus on

  • Quality of Life Issues
  • Pop-Up Community: Tactical Urbanism
  • Investments in the Public Realm: Connectivity and Aesthetics

More background information can be found at

You are invited to a summary presentation and discussion with the workshop participants

Saturday April 26, 2014
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
236 Forsyth Street SW – 2nd Floor

Please share this invitation with your colleagues, friends and neighbors.

6th Annual $500 Downtown Scavenger Hunt

Posted by debday | Events | Monday, April 7, 2014 10:47 am

Join us on Saturday, May 24 at 12:00 noon for our 6th Annual $500 Downtown Scavenger Hunt.

Have fun while learning about our neighborhood!  Go to Eventbrite to get your spot today!


Fast & Furious 7 Filming

Posted by admin | Filming, Street Closure | Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:08 pm

Fast & Furious 7 has resumed filming in Downtown. Below are notification letters regarding lane closures, street closures, and the use of a helicopter below 500 feet. Contact information is included on each letter.

Any concerns that need the City’s attention can be directed to the Office of Entertainment. Their 24/7 hotline is (404) 295-0630.

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