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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NPU-V Communities of Atlanta host National Night Out Community Block Party!

Tuesday August 4, 2015
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rosa Burney Park
Located At: 477 Windsor Street, Atlanta, Ga. 30312
(in the Mechanicsville Community)

All are invited to this Community Block Party which promotes community pride and community safety! Fun for the ENTIRE family!Free Food and Free Give-A-Ways!
-Interactive Games and Moon Bounces
-Live DJ
-Opportunity to connect with Local Community Partners
-Public Safety Resources
-Special Guest Speakers & Performers

For more information and/or to participate, please contact Watrina Watson at (404)-254-8221 or watrina.watson@gmail.com.

NNO 2015 – Save the date Flyer