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.

Public Panel for Street Art

BURNAWAY Magazine is hosting a public panel moderated by critic Cinque Hicks, discussing topics introduced by his series of editorials on Living Walls and the recent controversies over murals by street artists Roti and Hyuro. The conversation is open to the public and will begin at Poem 88 at 3PM, Saturday, February 9. White Provision Building, 1100 Howell Mill Road, Suite A04, Atlanta GA 30318

Featured speakers on the panel are Chris Appleton, executive director of WonderRoot; Alice Lovelace, poet and community-based author; David Stedman, educational outreach coordinator for Living Walls; and Lisa Tuttle, artist and administrator with the Fulton County Public Art Program.

This affects Adair Park as the mural on University Avenue, on the outskirts of Pittsburgh, raised some concerns on legality of the mural as well as the content of the mural, which led to it being painted over twice. First, illegally, then scrubbed clean, then painted over by G-DOT who owns the wall.

Mural

NPU-V Meeting Monday, August 8th at 7pm

Peoplestown is hosting this month’s Neighborhood Planning Unit V (NPU-V) meeting on Monday, August 8th at 7pm. NPU-V is made up of Adair Park, Peoplestown, Mechanicsville, Pittsburgh, Summerhill and Capitol Gateway. This meeting represents not just our neighborhood, but the surrounding neighborhoods as well. Come hear community leaders, law enforcement and civic leaders bring us up to date on the happenings not only in our NPU but in Atlanta as well. This month’s agenda also includes a presentation by Dr. Blumenthal of Morehouse College and the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk. For more information, you may visit NPU-V’s website here.

Kroc Center Open House Starts This Weekend!

If you have not checked out the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center,  you really need to! It is just across Metropolitan from Adair Park, and is an absolutely beautiful facility. They have a workout area with many machines, an indoor running track, a lounge with games, indoor basketball court, classes, activies, nursery and much more.

This Saturday, and all next week is the perfect time to visit. They will feature free workshops, classes, activities, presentations and resource information about their services.

Kroc Center Logo

Fees to join are $10 per month for an individual and $20 per month for a household with a 3 month minimum term. Check out their website at http://kroccenteratlanta.org/ or visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/KrocCenter to get more information.