Citizen’s Police Academy Fall 2014

Posted by debday | Uncategorized | Tuesday, August 5, 2014 7:37 pm


If you’re interested in attending the Police Academy from October 1st to November 12, 2014 please fill out the attached application, and send it along with a good copy of a government-issued document, signed by a notary, to

The deadline for applications is September 19, 2014.  Criminal background checks will be conducted.

Broad Street SW Planning Workshop Follow-Up – Saturday, August 9th

Posted by Kyle | Uncategorized | Saturday, August 2, 2014 11:25 am

All –

Many of you spent a warm Saturday this past April talking about the future of the Broad Street SW corridor with a group of professional planners who were in Atlanta at the American Planning Association conference. It has been too long since the workshop and it is time to reconvene the group of local stakeholders to review the recommendations of the group and strategize about next steps for collaborative action.

Please plan to attend a Broad Street SW Stakeholder Update
Saturday, August 9th
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
M. Rich Center for Creative Arts, Media & Technology
115 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SW

During the update we will:
· Review the summary report of recommendations (PDF linked below)
· Share updates on in-progress community activities
· Identify opportunities for future collaboration

Please respond via email to confirm your attendance.

Thank you for your continued interest and support!

Jennifer Ball
Vice President, Planning and Economic Development

AICP Workshop – Broad Street SW – Report

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

July 2014 Meeting Agenda

Posted by admin | Agendas | Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:14 am

Tuesday, July 15th

Atlanta First United Methodist Church, 360 Peachtree St NE – corner of Peachtree and Ivan Allen Jr Blvd
one block from Civic Center MARTA station, parking will also be available in the church parking lot on Porter Place

6:30-6:50pm: tours of Midtown Assistance Center and Commons at Imperial Hotel

7:00-8:00pm: joint meeting with Fourth Ward West regarding homelessness services

Partner for Hope update – Charles Gardner and Dan Williams
Service provider panel:
 - Midtown Assistance Center
 - Central Outreach & Advocacy Center
 - Gateway Center
 - Living Room

If you have specific questions you would like addressed by our speakers send them to Pam at Please note July 15th meeting in the subject line.

Following the meeting you are invited to Pacific Rim Bistro for “social time” with your downtown neighbors!

Spring Street Viaduct Replacement

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


More information is available on GDOT’s website.

June 2014 Meeting Agenda

Posted by admin | Agendas, Meetings | Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:54 am

Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

100 Peachtree St – 31st Floor (enter from Forsyth St)

socializing/networking at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:00pm


Applications & Presentations:

Topic : Atlanta Streetcar

Committee Reports

General Discussion

New Stadium Project: Statnamic Load Test

Posted by admin | Uncategorized | Tuesday, June 3, 2014 7:43 am

Project: The project is the New Stadium Project.

Project Facts: Holder, Hunt, Russell, Moody (HHRM) will be conducting a Statnamic Load Test for a deep foundation drilled pier. This test will last approximately a half second and the immediately surrounding areas may hear a loud sound.

Potential Testing Date: Between Thursday, June 5th and Wednesday , June 11th 2014

Time Range: During the afternoon: 1pm until 5pm

Location: Within the construction site

Safety First Notes: This is an active construction site and for safety reasons, HHRM does not encourage spectators. HHRM will notify and coordinate efforts with the Atlanta Police and Fire Departments

If there are any questions please notify HHRM at (404) 581-1312 or E-mail:

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!


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