Play Day on September 20th in Adair Park!

Come to Adair Park II on Tift Avenue for a play day! Saturday, September 20th from 1-5pm the Atlanta Beltline and Atlanta ContactPoint are presenting this fun event open to anyone and everyone.

Play Day is a free day of sports, fitness and health education for the community. There will be local coaches and organizations to facilitate games and drills for a wide variety of activities including flag football, soccer, softball, lacrosse, basketball, hockey, skating, dance, martial arts and more!

Visit Atlanta ContactPoint’s website for more information, check out the PLAY DAY partners and see the schedule of events.

Beltline Urban Farm Cleanup Saturday May 5th

Beltline CleanupAdair Park is pitching in with Capitol View and the Beltline to do some more cleaning of the urban farm property on Allene Avenue just south of the intersection at Catherine Street. The last cleanup was great, but since they have a dumpster leftover, why not clean a little more? This project is going to help Adair Park out in so many ways. Come on out from 9am to 12pm!

Read a Beltline blog post about the previous cleanup, and here is some more information on the urban farm itself. Thanks again to Fred Yalouris for coming to our meeting on Tuesday to discuss this great project! Also, if you haven’t been on the trail that starts at Catherine Street and Allene Avenue, here is a blog post about the southwest section of the trail, including a video shot from that intersection.

Adair Park Today meeting tonight

Reminder that tonight, Tuesday May 1, is the Adair Park Today meeting. We will have a special guest from the Atlanta Beltline, Fred Yalouris. He will be there to present updates on the urban farm on Allene Ave as well as to discuss the Beltline in general. We will also have the Atlanta Police Department, City Council and other officials speaking. Topics for discussion are the upcoming June 9th picnic and market called “Saturday in the Park”, the May 5th Beltline cleanup, the historic homes regulation changes and upcoming meet-n-greets. Please grab a neighbor and join us to learn what is going on in your community.

The meeting is held at the Kroc Community Center at 967 Dewey Street, just across Metropolitan from Adair Park. Park in the back, go to the door on the right hand side and hit the buzzer. Tell them you are with Adair Park, and they will let you in. Hope to see you there!

For more information on Adair Park Today, please visit the Adair Park Today section of this website.

Beltline Cleanup April 21st in Adair Park

Beltline CleanupCome out and pitch in for Earth Day by helping to clear the planned urban garden at the corner of Allene Ave and Catherine Street. The Atlanta Beltline, Toolbank, Keep Atlanta Beautiful, Trees Atlanta and other organizations are rallying volunteers to clean this section which backs directly up to Lexington Avenue in Adair Park.

If you have not seen the recent Beltline blog post about the urban farm, read all about it here. This is going to be awesome!

For more information, check out the Earth Day Beltline Flyer. To sign up to volunteer, please visit the eventbrite volunteer site. We hope to see you there!

Earth Day on the Atlanta Beltline

Beltline CleanupKeep Atlanta Beautiful and the Atlanta Beltline are organizing a cleanup in our backyard to celebrate Earth Day! Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 9am to noon they are going to be cleaning up the Adair Park section of the Beltline on Allene Avenue behind Lexington.

This is the old Harmon Brothers bus lot and was a wasteland of tires, trash and concrete. We are going to continue the work they have done cleaning it up, and with the help of other organizations like Trees Atlanta, Park Pride and the Toolbank, we will remove some of the invasive plants. All of this is moving towards the ultimate goal of an urban garden on that plot of land.

If you can help out, please go to their eventbrite site and sign up. Hope to see you there!

Beltline Environmental Study Wrap-up

There are two upcoming public hearings for the community to hear the findings of the Beltline Environmental study and offer feedback. These hearings will be held:

  • Tuesday, August 16th at the All Saint’s Episcopal Church at 634 West Peachtree. There are two meetings, one from 1-3pm and the other from 6-8pm.
  • Thursday, August 18th at the Hagar CTM Building at 19 Joseph Lowery Blvd. Similar to the first meeting, there is one from 1-3pm and one from 6-8pm.

Atlanta BeltlineThe Federal Transit Administration (FTA), in cooperation with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), in partnership with Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), prepared a Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to examine the impacts of building transit and trails facilities in the 22-mile Atlanta BeltLine Corridor. The study addressed potential effects of transit and trail alignments and transit technology alternatives. The DEIS was conducted in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in order for the Atlanta BeltLine to be eligible for future federal funding.

The study evaluated potential environmental effects on resources such as transportation systems, land use, socioeconomics, safety, and cultural and natural resources. It also assessed the right-of-way (ROW) that would be required to build transit and trails in the Atlanta BeltLine Corridor and the type of transit technology and operating characteristics to be used, modern streetcar (SC) or light rail transit (LRT). These findings will better position MARTA and its partner, ABI, to preserve this ROW.

Committed to Communities in Adair Park!

 

Derrick Duckworth, Councilperson Cleta Winslow and John Mangum at Committed to Communities event

The Beltline Team is bringing the fourth quarterly installment of Committed to Communities to Adair Park on May 7th! The open house event will start at 10am at 1052 Allene Ave, across the street from one of the entrances to the Beltline walking trails. There will be a bbq starting at 11am at the same location. There will be multiple open houses in Adair Park and Westview.

This is a great time to check out homes for sale in the area, meet neighbors and show how awesome Adair Park is to potential buyers! With West End’s West Fest the same day as well as the Atlanta Beltline Bike Ride, there are a lot of events in SouthWest Atlanta to check out.

Committed To Communities this Saturday

Derrick DuckworthAdair Park Today President Derrick Duckworth is hosting his 3rd Committed to Communities event this Saturday, March 26th from 10am to 1:30pm. Below is a note from Derrick. We hope you can make it out to support our Southwest Atlanta neighborhoods!

I am excited to announce our third quarterly Committed to Communities event and wanted to share the following press release with you. As we did in August and November, we will be showcasing homes for sale along the Atlanta BeltLine in southwest Atlanta neighborhoods. My goal as a resident of Adair Park and as a Realtor is to join together with other neighbors, Realtors, businesses, and more to help reclaim formerly vacant homes. How are we doing this? We are working with organizations that specialize in renovating homes and making them livable and affordable so that they can be occupied by owners instead of rented out by investors. We all understand the impact homeownership can have on a community, which is exactly why we’re committed to this event.Beltline Team Logo

Please visit our website at Committed to Communities and check out photos of our last events on The BeltLine Team’s facebook fan page! This event will take place next weekend on Saturday, March 26th from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. In conjunction with the open houses (you can see the list at www.CommittedToCommunities.com), we will have a neighborhood BBQ in Perkerson Park. Please join us – everyone is invited and encouraged to attend!

Atlanta Beltline Study Groups this week

Atlanta Beltline, Inc. is developing a strategy to implement transit for the Atlanta Beltline. With part of the Beltline bordering our neighborhood this can directly affect Adair Park. Please attend one of these meetings if you can.

Southwest Study Group – Thursday, March 24, 6:30pm-8:30pm
West Hunter Street Baptist Church, 1040 Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta 30310

Westside Study Group – Monday, March 28 6:30pm-8:30pm
Atlanta Community Food Bank, 732 Joseph Lowery Blvd, Atlanta, 30318

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You can also post your feedback online here.

The Atlanta Beltline quarterly briefing is also coming up on Thursday, March 31st at AGL Resources, 10 Peachtree Plaza #1000, Atlanta, 30309.