Are we there yet?

Ever felt like you were on the heels of greatness? 

THIS _ close to accomplishment… you can almost taste it?

Can’t sleep- don’t blink and God forbid, you miss a community meeting!  

Maybe it’s just me, and me knowing what I know- seeing THIS scene occur in New York (Harlem… Brooklyn..)but every meeting, every discussion, every media article, every planning  report  received is confirmation to what I feel deep in my soul.

We’re almost there…..

Not only do we have great residents working hard, we have many community advocates who are passionate about our communities and working to ensure we do “gentrification” correctly.  What do I mean? I mean, not only one group benefiting from the revitalization of our neighborhoods but we ALL benefit; our seniors,children, entrepreneurs, all races, cultures  and income levels- ALL, willing to persevere and work to reap the benefits of the vision.

Let me just say, yesterday I did not feel like this AT ALL.  I felt  tired, a bit defeated and  overwhelmed thinking:

“what more can I do? I just want to stay in my little house on my little corner doing nothing but fight with my landscaping “. 

Then Ireceived a call, an invitation to the West End Merchants Coalition. It  was time for their meeting this morning at 7AM.  YES- 7AM??…same thing I said. “Too early, I can’t make it.” However, the call was very timely as I recently completed a tour of our commercial  space, taking inventory of available locations.  Dragging myself out of bed at 6AM was a much needed renewal.  Not only did Council Member Winslow provide information on all the commercial incentives available, my personal SHE-RO, Deborah Scott of Georgia Standup was the guest speaker.  If you don’t know Ms. Scott, you’re missing out! (www.GeorgiaStandup.org)

Ms. Scott discussed how our businesses (and residents) can benefit from the developments taking place in Atlanta.  Do you know how many developments are taking place in Atlanta?  The list is pretty amazing. I have no idea which I should jump into first (all late) but, after the meeting with Ms Scott-  I KNOW I can’t sit and do nothing…or mentally fight with my landscaping much longer. A wise woman said, “If  you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu!”… I really like that  lady!

Here are a few projects and links for you to research:

Multi-Modal Passenger Terminal:

http://www.dot.ga.gov/informationcenter/p3/projects/mmpt/Pages/default.aspx

http://ajc.com/business/gulch-planners-take-big-1476572.html

http://atlantamagazine.com/fivepoints/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10403206

Fort McPherson:

http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-government/state-aims-to-invest-139780.html

http://www.mcphersonredevelopment.com/

Atlanta Transit:

http://beltline.org/atlanta-beltline-programs/strenghening-the-community/

http://beltline.org/progress/planning/

http://www.atlantadowntown.com/initiatives/atlanta-streetcar/About

Atlanta Stadiums:

http://www.gwcc.com/about/Masterplans.aspx

http://www.investatlanta.com/buildDev/StadiumArea.jsp

http://www.ajc.com/news/sports/football/new-stadium-plan-retractable-roof-demolish-dome-1/nQTK4/

Business Development Opportunities:

www.investatlanta.com/entprnrSmallBus/commercialLoans.jsp

 http://www.dca.state.ga.us/economic/DevelopmentTools/programs/opportunityzones.asp

Community Improvement District:

http://westendcid.org/

Study up, and be prepared to come to the table! NPU-T holds our meeting every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7PM. www.NPUTAtlanta.org

Please let me know if any links are broken, I’m so excited I can’t type fast enough. 🙂

1430 Sylvan Road- 3bed/2bath under $70K!!

Fully renovated Brick Bungalow in Capital View/Sylvan Hills- ready for your touch. Nothing to do but move-in, hang curtains and enjoy-right before school! Active community with a new Beltline Splash pad in the park. Sylvan middle school across the street!  This is a great deal at $69K

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Sunday evening SW Atlanta Artists presents…

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine presents a Sunday evening of performances in southwest Atlanta. They will take place on the grassy lawn of Gordon White Park at the intersection of Ralph David Abernathy and White Street (please see map to the right).

  • 6:30 pm: Kebbi Williams and Strings: Music in the Park
    Kebbi Williams and award winning composer Miguel Atwoods coordinate a music/theatre concert performance with original music including a string quartet of students in the Atlanta Public Schools youth orchestra accompanied by a full band. The performance includes five original threatre pieces composed and directed by local and international theatre makers.
  • 7:45 pm: Santiago Páramo and Amy Pursifull: S.O.N.I.C.
  • Eyedrum
  • Imaginary Menagerie
    Imaginary Menagerie Productions will join throughout the evening with giant puppets. 

Get detailed information about how to access the Atlanta BeltLine from Gordon White Park. Feel free to bring chairs, a blanket, a picnic basket, dogs, etc. for a fun and interactive evening!

Please visit art.beltline.org for more information on Art on the Atlanta BeltLine.

Event Details
Date: Sep 30, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Location: Gordon White Park
Atlanta, GA 30310
Category: Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

*OPEN HOUSE*: 4BR/2.5BA Single Family House in East Point, GA, $285,000

For Sale: 4BR/2 1BA Single Family House in East Point, GA, $285,000.

Don’t miss an opportunity to tour this amazing home!

Features:

  • Double Lot
  • 2nd story Master Suite/ walk in closets/ upstairs laundry /balcony
  • Stunning renovated kitchen with Copper Counter tops
  • Game room
  • Covered deck
  • 2 car garage
  • Guest House
  • Salt water pool
  • too many to name- you MUST SEE to believe this gem is in town

A tease…

I’m very excited about the work my client has done to her home, but a bit nervous about the ‘Copper’.. I am being teased by receiving only bits and pieces of the installed work , but from what I see- it’s a show stopper! I was getting a bit tired of hearing buyer say “I want an updated kitchen but NO granite!”  I now have a home for you 🙂

What do you think?

before the copper is epoxy sealed
before the copper is epoxy sealed

West End Community Yard Sale (9/22/12)

Huge Community Yard Sale Saturday 9/22/2012

5th Annual Community Yard Sale in Historic West End Atlanta, GA. Saturday September 22nd 2012 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Lots of stuff. Lots of locations. Breast Cancer Awareness Theme. Directions – I-75/I-85 North or south to I-20 West to exit 55A Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. Maps are available at each address on the list and You can also stop at either of our Two Famous Museums and get a Map;
1. Wren’s Nest House Museum 1050 R.D. Abernathy, Atlanta, GA 30310
2. Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310

Street numbers of the sales locations are listed below:

COMMUNITY YARD SALE ADDRESS LISTING
1 503 Peeples Street SW The Hammonds House
2 524 Peeples Street
3 548 Peeples Street
4 1050 RDA Blvd The Wrens Nest
5 674 Peeples Street
6 715 Peeples Street
7 715 Peeples Street
8 726 Peeples
9 926 Oglethorpe Avenue
10 1048 Oglethorpe Avenue
11 945 Oglethorpe Avenue
12 680 Lawton Street
13 665 Grady Place
14 1151 Eggleston Street
15 564 Holderness Street
16 664 Holderness Street
17 981 Holderness Street
18 561 Atwood Street
19 549 Atwood Street
20 442 Atwood Street
21 543 Hopkins Street
22 501 Dargan Place
23 1305 Sells Ave,
24 1325 Greenwich Street
25 977 Oak Street
26 1623 Stokes Ave. (Westview Cmty.) Follow RDA pass Kroger to Stokes Ave