A conversation with Carter’s Adam Parker about Summerhill and ‘The MET’

King Williams and Dr. Renée Skeete sat down with with Adam Parker, a Director at Carter USA on their latest rehab project, The MET, here in Adair Park, as well as other topics including Summerhill. Read more on Saporta Report >

AJC: Cozy Beltline bungalow serves as centerpiece for community, conversation

Angel Poventud’s vision for an abandoned bungalow in Southwest Atlanta came to fruition as a place to host community meetings, candidates for office and couch-surfers from around the world.

There are personal touches throughout Angel Poventud’s Adair Park bungalow. Read more >

Read more on AJC.com >

Curbed: In Adair Park, a rescued Atlanta school and the birth of affordable ‘art-force housing’

As a Capitol View resident of nearly 20 years, Neda Abghari has often ventured into nearby Adair Park, gazed upon the Academic Gothic architecture of George W. Adair School, and wondered what it used to be, below the surface, on a deeper level than classroom education.

Built in 1912, the school was the community’s central hub for decades, a relic of a time before school cafeterias, when kids were sent home for lunch each day, laughing, teasing, chasing each other en route. The school closed about 45 years ago, as surrounding neighborhoods tumbled into blight, and the building functioned as central offices and meeting space for Atlanta Public Schools until the roof sprung leaks in the 1990s—an issue that six layers of tarps failed to resolve. Abghari’s visits to the old school in its most exposed, dank, and weather-ravaged state were disheartening. Read more >

Bearings Bike Shop Featured on 11 Alive

britney king quoteV2_1487607488674_8552010_ver1.0ADAIR PARK – This is a story about what happens when you say “Yes.”

‘Yes’ instead of “It’s not my place,” or “It’s not my business,” or “It’s not my problem.”

In this case the yeses came from a couple who just wanted a cute house for not a lot of money. “It was an inexpensive house that we could afford to buy.”

Becky and Tim O’Mara sit on their front porch. The porch was what sealed the deal on their affordable fixer upper in the middle of Adair Park.

Read more and see the video > 

Adair Park Named Best Purchase Near the Beltline

Virginia-Highland? You’re way too late, my friend. Old Fourth Ward? You’re lucky to find an affordable apartment. Inman Park? Keep playing the lottery. If you’re looking to buy a starter home along the Atlanta Beltline, turn your back to the Eastside Trail and head to southwest Atlanta, where strong neighborhoods along the under-construction Westside Trail — Capitol View, Westview, West End, and Capitol View Manor to mention a few — are seeing vacant houses turn back into homes and new residents join longtimers.

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Let’s Talk About Adair Park 2! Meeting with Parks Dept. & Councilmember Shepherd

Adair Park Residents,

As mentioned at the last Adair Park Today meeting, Councilmember Shepherd’s Office and Park Design has invited Adair Park residents to come and voice their thoughts, ideas and concerns around the re-design of Adair Park II.

The meeting will be held on January 14th, at 2PM, at 233 Peachtree Street, 17th Floor.

We’ve been encouraged to bring our top three ideas for improvements to the park. Please contact Nell Brimmer, Chair of Friends of Adair Parks at parks@adairpark.com.

Redevelopment of Northside Drive Corridor–Citizen’s Advisory Committee

Changes, including growing volumes of vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle travel along Northside Drive, one of our most important state routes in Metro Atlanta, are leading to the need to reassess how the corridor between I-20/Whitehall Street and I-75 can be improved to better serve regional and local needs. GDOT is currently studying the corridor and has already held an open house to solicit community feedback on potential changes. Want to represent Adair Park in the process? There will be an opportunity to engage as a member of the Citizenship Advisory Committee in 2016. Please email Sam Sanu or Erick Fry about your interest at northsidecoridor@dot.ga.gov. This is an important process that will affect our neighborhoods along with many others, please consider being a voice for our community! Thank you to our neighbors who attended the open house and provided initial feedback to GDOT.

See Survey Results and Key Themes from GDOT Here (PDF)