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.

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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)

GDOT Northside Drive Corridor: City Council Legislation

Yesterday, stakeholders met to discuss GDOT’s Northside Drive Corridor “Improvement” project. GDOT mentioned the potential of including a possible interchange between Northside Dr. and I-20 – is further along than previously believed. Adair Park residents need to stay engaged in this process moving forward.

The City Council legislation attached was authored by CM Andre Dickens. It may or may not be discussed next Monday at City Council. There is another public meeting at GDOT next Thursday, Aug. 20th @ 9am.

Public comment is not allowed at this meeting, but please attend if possible to hear straight from GDOT their plans for Northside Dr. and to make them feel your presence.

DICKENS GDOT NORTHSIDE LEGISLATION

Porches and Pies Seeks Community Sponsors!

Adair Park will be holding its inaugural Fall Festival, Porches and Pies on Saturday, October 24th from 12PM-6PM in Adair Park I. Learn more by visiting: www.porchesandpies.com

The Festival Planning Committee is currently seeking sponsorships at the following levels:

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You can mail in the sponsorship form with your check or fill it out online by clicking here.

Questions? Email Elise at communications@adairpark.com

Thank you to the amazing sponsors who have already signed up to support this community-building event!

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Community Sponsors:
Councilmember Joyce Sheperd
Councilmember Andre Dickens
Councilmember Mary Norwood
Randy Gibbs at Engel & Völkers

Adair Park II Meeting Recap

On April 30, Park Pride, Atlanta Parks Department and Councilmember Sheperd’s office facilitated an idea-generation activity focused on what should replace the pavilion-covered area in Adair Park II.  Some of the ideas generated included expanding the playground equipment area, adding lighting, adding vehicular bollards/boulders, and creating a leafy flower garden to address the water run-off concerns.  Councilmember Sheperd’s office remains committed to removing the pavilion ASAP, and replacing it with a community-driven solution shortly thereafter.

Park Pride put together a book outlining some of the ideas residents discussed at the meeting. Residents who are interested in this process are encouraged to reach out to Friends of the Park by contacting president@adairpark.com

Adair Park II Design Workshop

Adair Park II Meeting Thursday, April 30th!

APT & Friends of Adair Park would like to invite all neighbors to attend a meeting at 6pm on April 30, 2015, at the Kroc Center (967 Dewey Street). The meeting will be led by Park Pride and Councilmember Sheperd’s office. The focus will be a brainstorming session on moving the pavilion in AP2 and redesigning the park to increase safety in the community. Please plan on attending and bring your ideas! It is very important for everyone to come out! Questions? Contact Randy Gibbs at president@adairpark.com

Adair Park II Playground and Courts

Play in Adair Park this Sunday!

Play Day is almost here! This Sunday, September 21st, come to Adair Park II from 1-5pm to play. The Atlanta Beltline and Atlanta ContactPoint are presenting this fun event that includes all types of sports for kids and adults.

Activities include hockey, kickball, dancing, softball, lacrosse, basketball, soccer, golf, flag football, martial arts, rugby and an awesome game called dragon goal. They do still need volunteers. You can sign up on their website.

Come have some fun in the sun and support this great effort! Check out the ContactPoint website for more information.

iSWAT Development Day on September 20th

Keep-It-Local-Logo-ConceptsAre you a resident of Adair Park, Capitol View, Capitol View Manor, Pittsburgh or one of the other surrounding neighborhoods? Then this day is for you! On September 20th, a variety of restaurateurs, developers, and entrepreneurs will tour southwest Atlanta. They will meet at 884 Murphy Ave at 9am and head out from there. The purpose of this bus tour is to welcome the visitors into our community, visit multiple sites, introduce them to residents and inspire them to invest their businesses in our iSWAT neighbor-hoods. They will be shown many areas that are prime for redevelopment.

From now until September 15th, please take the iSWAT survey to give your views on what you like and would like to see in SouthWest Atlanta.