Thursday, March 21, 2013
Virginia-Highland Safety Team Report: Crime blotter and notes from John Wolfinger.
The following report was sent to Virginia-Highland residents via e-mail on March 20: APD’s 2012 Crime Report The Atlanta Police Foundation now has a link on their site to this report. Go to the site and click on “2012 Crime Report” on the right hand side of the page. Citizens Police Academies You now have two of these informative sessions to choose from this spring. APD’s academy starts 4/17 and continues every Wednesday evening for 7 weeks from 6 to 9 p.m. Send an e-mail to Sergeant Chad Hannula for an application. Spend an evening inside the new 911 call center and video integration operation as well as ride-alongs with on-duty beat officers. The Fulton County Sheriff’s department has announced that their academy will begin 4/24 and …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Ernestine Garey, vice president and chief operating officer at Invest Atlanta, has been appointed by Invest Atlanta to the board of the Atlanta BeltLine Inc.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Meetings scheduled for Feb. 7, 2013 to discuss forthcoming road improvements that will be concentrated between Juniper Street and Briarcliff Road/Moreland Avenue with street resurfacing extending beyond that scope.
Ponce De Leon Avenue through the Midtown and Poncey-Highland neighborhoods is slated for several road improvement projects over the next several years to enhance its efficiency and improve the mobility of pedestrians, cyclist, and vehicles. These projects include resurfacing, lane reconfiguration, ADA accessibility improvements, and improved access to public transportation as well as the Atlanta BeltLine. Improvements will be concentrated between Juniper Street and Briarcliff Road/Moreland Avenue with street resurfacing extending beyond that scope. The City of Atlanta and Atlanta BeltLine are partnering with the Georgia Department of Transportation to coordinate these projects. Those groups have invited local business owners and residents …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The “Gateway” connection will link this new park to the rest of the Atlanta BeltLine, which connects to Piedmont Park and the Freedom Park Trail leading to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library complex.
Staff Report On the last day of 2012, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) purchased a critical property from The Trust for Public Land that will connect the recently opened Eastside Trail with Historic Fourth Ward Park. Funding for the acquisition came from private donations to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Capital Campaign. This “Gateway” connection, when completed, will for the first time link this new park to the rest of the Atlanta BeltLine, which connects to Piedmont Park and the Freedom Park Trail leading to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library complex. “This acquisition is another critical milestone for the Atlanta BeltLine that will connect two of the city’s newest and most inspiring public places,” Chief Operating Officer and interim…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The Atlanta BeltLine is crafting an Implementation Plan that will guide the project’s development over the next 20 years.
The Atlanta BeltLine wants to hear from you! The massive, comprehensive Atlanta BeltLine project touches more than 45 neighborhoods and a great deal of work has been accomplished in the past six years. Still, there is much more to do, including answering important questions about how to build the rest of the project. The BeltLine is requesting your help to inform the priorities of the project moving forward. Take the BeltLine's survey here. The BeltLine is crafting an Implementation Plan that will guide the project’s development over the next 20 years. It will evaluate and prioritize transit, trails and parks projects in five year increments, giving the project planners and the public an idea of what to expect moving forward. This survey …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Atlanta Police Department: 'We're in the process' of putting the team together.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Atlanta Police Department anticipates it will have its Path Force fully staffed and ready to begin patrols of the Atlanta BeltLine in the first or second quarter of next year. Speaking to a meeting of Neighborhood Planning Unit-M this week, Deputy Chief Ernest N. Finley Jr. said APD is currently looking to fill the 15 slots. The unit is being formed via a three-year $1.87 million federal Community Oriented Policing Services grant, which also calls for the city to contribute $966,075 in additional matching funds. The grant is enough to fund and create 15 positions. A grant requirement stipulates that the city hire military veterans, and APD has said it would pull from existing officers to staff the Path Force. APD announced the …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The weather looks to be great for the event that is expected to attract more than 1,000 participants.
The forecast for this Saturday is for plenty of sun and temps in the mid-60s. Sounds like perfect weather for a scenic run as the Atlanta BeltLine Running Series will hold the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K on Dec. 1. Runners will have a chance to take to the new Eastside Trail, winding through the Inman Park, Midtown, Old Fourth Ward, Poncey-Highland, and Virginia Highland neighborhoods. This is the first official walk or run on the recently opened Eastside Trail. Runners will also pass by the new Historic Fourth Ward Park and Skate Park, see skyline views of downtown and Midtown Atlanta, travel an off-road stretch of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, and go through Piedmont Park. Strollers and dogs are permitted for the 10 a.m. race that …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The latest roundup chronicles robberies on the BeltLine, cellphone snatchings and thefts from cars.
The VaHi Safety Team Report, compiled by Virginia-Highland resident John Wolfinger, is intended to update residents on recent crimes. The information on reported crimes is provided by the Atlanta Police department. The following report was sent to residents via e-mail on Wednesday, Nov. 21: BeltLine Caution The new eastside BeltLine trail that is attracting hundreds of joggers/walkers/bicyclists as a wonderful, scenic place to get out for exercise is also attracting those who prey on unsuspecting and unalert folks. There have been 3 recent incidents I need to make you aware of - on 11/19 there were two separate reports of joggers robbed in the area of the Highland Avenue bridge (no mention of weapons being used) and last week a jogger…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Grant from Midtown-based private foundation will help support the development of the recently opened Eastside Trail
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership announced Friday it will receive a generous grant from the Woodruff Foundation to support the Atlanta BeltLine project's expansion, specifically the development of the Gateway connecting the Eastside Trail to Historic Fourth Ward Park. The $3 million dollar grant will also support the development of the portion of the Eastside Trail through Reynoldstown; design for this trail segment will begin by the end of the year. With this contribution, private sector investment in the project now exceeds $41 million. "The Atlanta BeltLine is a critical priority for the City of Atlanta, and the private sector has been a tremendous partner in its accelerated progress over the last several years," Atlanta Mayor Kasim …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Midtown-based pedestrian advocacy organization hands out annual Golden Shoe Awards, including one to the Atlanta BeltLine that is hosting a public-invited implementation plan meeting Thursday night on the westside.
UPDATE: 11 a.m. 11/15/12 There's been a change of address for tonight's Atlanta BeltLine meeting as just posted on the group's Facebook page: We hope to see all of you this evening at our Citywide Conversation! We have had a change of address and the new location is just across the street from the previous venue. Plenty of parking is available and it is close to the Vine City MARTA station. New location: Central United Methodist Church 503 Mitchell Street SW Atlanta, GA 30314 ORIGINAL STORY PEDS, metro Atlanta’s pedestrian advocacy organization, presented its 13th annual Golden Shoe Awards Tuesday evening in Midtown in a celebration to honor the people, projects and places that have contributed significantly this year to making metro …