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ADNA Monthly Meeting
January 12, 2010 – W Hotel
Jeff Lam started meeting at 7:00 pm.
Introduced Chris and Steve from Meehan’s Pub
Sgt Ellis from APD spoke about crime in Atlanta
Jennifer Ball from CAP spoke about Imagine Downtown
Jeff Lam initiated a conversation about goals for the year/decade
Charlie McKinney spoke about Children’s Restorative Network
Peggy Rogers of ING Georgia Marathon talked about the annual marathon coming in late March, street closings, and the neighborhood challenge.
The Downtown Atlanta branch of Capitol City Bank has started meetings for Downtown business owners. They generally meet on the 3rd Wednesdays of each month 8 – 9 am. The location is 121 MLK, Jr. Drive SW, Suite 200. To RSVP or for more info, contact Jackie Marshall, Business Development; firstname.lastname@example.org; (404) 589-1719
Congratulations to Downtown Atlanta’s Ellis Hotel for winning the Development of Excellence Award
The Ellis Hotel on Peachtree Street in Downtown was recognized as the 2009 ARC Development of Excellence for Historic Preservation. This award is given each year to developments in the 10-county metro region that exemplify the policies and practices of ARC’s Regional Development Plan.
The Ellis offers Atlanta neighbors a discounted rate …. call the hotel at (404) 523-5155 for pricing.
Info, with added links, from our friends at Central Atlanta Progress, giving the scoop on new City of Atlanta parking enforcement, which will have a big impact in Downtown.
The City of Atlanta has a New Parking Management Agency – PARK Atlanta
The City of Atlanta has taken an innovative approach to improve services related to public parking. Legislation has been adopted that will allow for a new parking management program to be implemented. This new program will improve traffic flow in the city and maximize the utilization of parking spaces for the public, residents, business owners, tourists and employees.
Effective November 1, 2009, the management and operation of the City’s on-street parking program will be outsourced to Professional Account Management, LLC, a Duncan Solutions company, doing business as ParkAtlanta. The new program will include and the enforcement of parking-related regulations on behalf of the City.
The contract covers a seven year term. It includes provision for maintenance of parking meters and regulatory signage; parking meter collections; on-street parking and right-ofway regulation enforcement; parking citation processing and delinquent collection services; and vehicle booting and towing services. All services will be performed in accordance with City regulations and guidelines.
“As we were exploring different alternatives to control costs and improve services to Atlanta’s residents and visitors, we quickly identified on-street parking as an area where outside investment and industry expertise could be extremely beneficial,” stated Atlanta Department of Public Works Commissioner Joseph Basista.” Through extensive analysis and planning, we believe we have identified a partner and a contracting model that will greatly enhance Atlanta’s ability to provide quality, cost-effective parking services and enhanced technology for motorists and taxpayers.”
The contract, which was based on an open, transparent and competitive process, calls for the City to receive an annual guarantee of $5.5 million with no net cost to the City, a huge increase over the $2.1 million Atlanta collected from parking tickets in each of the last two years. The extra income will result in part from nearly tripling the current number of single and multi-space metered parking spaces, from 900 to 2,500. ParkAtlanta will focus on reducing a backlog of more than 150,000 outstanding parking tickets responsible for about $7 million in uncollected fines.
Under the contract, ParkAtlanta will install more than 200 multi-space parking meter pay stations that will accept various forms of payment, including coins, bills, and credit cards. Other improvements to be introduced by ParkAtlanta will include enhanced customer service options for motorists who receive parking tickets to pay fines securely and easily online or by calling a toll-free phone number.
“This contract will introduce a wide range of technologies and services to Atlanta that will make it the most modern, service-oriented parking program in the country,” said Duncan Solutions’ President and CEO Michael Nickolaus. “We are truly honored to partner with such a visionary client as the City of Atlanta and with such a strong team of local partners and subcontractors. As cities increasingly seek to unlock the value of their onstreet parking programs, Atlanta is leading the way with this innovative partnership.”
The ParkAtlanta team includes several local subcontracting partners which will provide specialized services in the areas of regulation enforcement, towing, booting, and customer service. These partners include the Parking Company of America (PCA), A Tow, Dover Staffing, and Red Bridge Consulting.
The glamorous, 14-foot-high teardrop chandeliers in the former Macy’s building downtown soon will have a new reason to sparkle.
Even in this gloomy economy.
Within the year, the memorable fixtures will help illuminate weddings, parties and special events.
Construction started this week that will transform the three main shopping floors of the 82-year-old building on Peachtree Street into an events venue.
Read more in the AJC’s 8/13 article, “New life for downtown Macy’s building.”
Reuben’s Deli at 57 Broad Street is now open for retail sales, so in addition to their usual menu fare you can purchase Boar’s Head deli meats by the pound, sliced cheeses, assorted bread loaves, Lavazza coffee, home-made carrot cake, side items, and much more.
Or if you have a special order or catering requests, they welcomes your special request.
They are also in the process of obtaining a liquor license for wine.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Claudio at 404-589-9800. He would love to hear any suggestions and/or ideas from the downtown residents.
Hours are Mon. – Thurs. 8am – 6:30 pm, Fri. 8am – 4pm, Sat. 10:30 am – 4pm. Closed Sunday
Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria
300 Marietta St.
Max’s will wow Atlantans with the simple, delicious and authentic pizza that New Yorkers have loved for years, courtesy of New York native and pizza lover Chef Nick Oltarsh.
The restaurant’s signature feature, the only genuine coal-burning oven in Georgia, enables Max’s to serve perfectly crisp and piping hot pizzas, creating a unique taste and texture that has been a hallmark of New York City pizzerias for more than a century. Embracing the traditional art of pizza making, Max’s invites guests to enjoy a taste of the Big Apple’s best paired with Atlanta’s Southern hospitality.
More Info: www.maxsatl.com