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

September 2014 Meeting Agenda

Posted by admin | Agendas, Meetings | Tuesday, September 9, 2014 11:18 am

Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

McCormick & Schmick’s – 190 Marietta St NW (CNN Center)

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


Alcohol Applications:

BurgerFi: 190 Marietta St NW
Crowne Plaza (Spire Hospitality): 590 West Peachtree St NW
Legal Sea Foods: 275 Baker St NW

Assembly Applications:

Walk to Defeat ALS: September 13, 2014
Partnership Walk Run & 5k: September 14, 2014
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Atlanta: October 25, 2014
Atlanta Half-Marathon & 5K: November 27, 2014

Other Topics:

Downtown South Transit Station Area Enhancement Plan
Fairlie Bazaar: September 20, 2014
Love Your Block project: October 25, 2014 (tentative)

Committee Reports

General Discussion

ADNA Fairlie Bazaar – Sep 20, 2014 from 7:30 – noon

Posted by debday | Uncategorized | Friday, August 29, 2014 8:40 am

small garage sale flyer


To reserve a table, click on the “Donate” button in the bar above, and follow the directions.  Send your information details to, with the subject line “Fairlie Bazaar”.


Hope to see you there!


August 2014 Meeting Agenda

Posted by admin | Agendas, Meetings | Thursday, August 7, 2014 11:32 am

Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Max Lager’s320 Peachtree St NE

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



The Greensboro House: 12 Peachtree Pl NW
Hooters: 209 Peachtree St NE
Twin Smokers: 300 Marietta St NW

Outdoor Festival:
Hip Hop Day: Woodruff Park, September 27-28, 2014

Atlanta’s Finest 5k: August 23, 2014
Save WRAS Rally: August 29, 2014
Dragon Con: August 30, 2014
Black Girls Run 5k & 15k: September 7, 2014
5th Annual Fulton County Step into Fall Walk Run: September 13, 2014
GSU Homecoming Golf Cart Parade: October 9, 2014
Route 2 Change Duathlon: October 18, 2014

SPI-1 Zoning Amendment: Sec. 16.18A-019 Bridges and Tunnels
AmericasMart: Proposed Bridges over Spring Street
General Bus Lines: 211 Peachtree St SW
Public Art: 253 Auburn Ave NE

Committee Reports

General Discussion

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

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