Ashview Heights Beautification Event

Good Day Good People, I hope this message finds you well. Thank you so very much again for attending our initial planning meeting. Your input was beyond helpful and contributed much to our group discussion regarding the Ashview Heights Beautification Event on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

 As you are already aware, the purpose of this event is to enhance and beautify the Ashview Heights Community and to assist the neighborhood with their valiant ongoing cleaning efforts. Our goal is to partner with various City and County Agencies and Organizations to ensure this event’s success.

 This email serves as a sweet reminder that our Ashview Heights Beautification Follow-Up Partners’ Meeting is tomorrow, Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM to be held at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School, 1040 Fair Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30314. Please email me back to confirm your attendance.

 If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know. Thank you again for all that you do!

 

With High Regards,

Shari A. Scales II

Assistant District Attorney

Community Prosecution – Zone Four

Office of the District Attorney

136 Pryor Street, SW

Your support is needed!!!..

Dear Community,

Please add the below information to your schedule. We must attend this sentencing. It is not enough for the few members of our community to speak on our behalf, nor is it enough to have our Community Prosecutors carry the burden of defending our communities against repeat offenders on their own. Our presence, concern and outrage must be made known.

Being a  “good investment neighborhood”, or a “historic community that feature home tours”, are not our goals!  PUBLIC SAFETY is key! Without it- all of this is in vain…. forget the Beltline, forget economic development, forget the housing stock… without a safe community, we’re like 42nd Street in NY before Disney. (If you’re unfamiliar with the old 42nd Street- think of Metropolitan in the past) … Not worth seeing and not worth traveling to unless you’re looking for trouble.

The residence within NPU-T have come a long way. We have worked very heard and SEE the fruits of our labor.  Let’s continue in this pattern and ensure our voices and works are being directed on activities that make a lasting positive impact.

~Nia

Sentencing of Zone 1 Convicted Murderer

 

WHAT:       State v Oderrick Boone

                   Sentencing

               

WHEN:       Monday, June 11, 2012

                   1:00 P.M.

 

WHERE:    Judge Jerry Baxter

                   Courtroom 4D                 

                   Fulton County Justice Center Tower

                   185 Central Avenue, SW

                   Atlanta, Georgia 30303

 

FACTS:    On July 1, 2010, Defendant Oderrick Boone was identified as the individual who entered the Southern Supermarket located on West View Drive in Southwest Atlanta and used a knife longer than three inches to stab the business owner numerous times.  The Victim died.  In addition, Defendant Boone took money out of the cash register and fled the scene.  The Defendant’s wife later recognized her husband on the news and contacted the Atlanta Police Department. 

 Please contact Janet Martin at CourtWatch@fultoncountyga.gov or 404.699.5297 if you plan to attend this CourtWatch date and for additional information.

Redistricting in District 4

In an effort to get back to basics now that my baby is 15mths- last Saturday I had the opportunity to sit in on the Atlanta Planning Advisory Board monthly meeting.  OK- let’s just say in addition to receiving a ton of informative information about the many changes taking place throughout the city- I was able to get a really good laugh.

The board meetings are usually well attended by faithful senior community advocates and leaders throughout Atlanta, with MANY strong views and opinions on the more important topics on the agenda but also they can become very vocal on items that aren’t really an issue…causing a 10minute delay and intense discussion on nothingness!  The great thing- our President is always calm, collected and restores order without sweat.  I guess she is use to it and expects this- since I’ve attended from 2009- it’s been the same way.  Who really can stop a Senior from voicing his/her concern even IF they are completely wrong due to a misunderstanding?

Besides the humor and the inbetween enjoyment of  O.J./ blueberry muffin, what caught my attention was the presentation on the new “Redistricting” plan for Atlanta. I must admit- I have not given this item the much needed attention it deserves because in review of the plan-I’m not happy with losing a great community such as “Historic Adair Park” in my district.  Yes, we have gained others- why Adair was taken is a bit unclear and seems to leave us at a disadvantage.  If I’m now reading this correctly- district 4 will only have 1 designated Historic community – and that would be West End.

My questions with this entire redistricting process are: How do funds being allocated (if any) will play into this?  How will/are future economic developments within our community now look, if we have an abundant of lower income households (below poverty level) and rentals or dilapidated housing stock?  Was another redeveloping community taken from us, and a more blighted neighborhood given?

This is one of those times I really need an honest politician to sit with and discuss these concerns…candidly.  Until one steps up- I will have to hit the books, do the research and rely on God to show me, if anything- what I’m missing- and what I must do to keep our West End, Westview, Beecher Donnelly  and Ashview Heights communities moving forward.

Any advice? I’ll give you an update as I have it….

**West End/Ashview Heights Saturday July 9th Home tour**

Good day Community-Neighbors and Realtor Friends:

Please help us continue to revitalize one of NPU-T’s great communities. Ashview Heights Community Association has had a series of  “Committed to Community” weekends which have included neighborhood clean-ups, boarding vacant houses, mowing vacant lots, and working with the youths of MA Jones to paint street “greeting” signs throughout the neighborhood.

It is a great desire for me to have all neighborhoods with NPU-T thriving, safe and known for their unique character. We need your help to make this a success! Please donate any time you have and take an hour this weekend to walk through the neighborhood and see the difference.

In an effort to attract more visitors, this weekend, Ashview Heights is having an “Open House” tour Saturday 1-4PM. This event will feature both homes for sale and currently occupied by the many new residents committed to this process. The tour guides are Ashview Heights residents and Shaylah Hamilton of Keller Williams. This is a FREE event!

Have a snack, talk with the association president and learn more about the neighborhood/association plans.

Please see the attached flyer and spread the word.  Ashview Heights Open House Tour

This is a great opportunity for agents to explore another hidden gem in Atlanta –homes as low as $25K for your buyers!

 

 

Open House and Ashview Heights Community Awareness event Today!

968 Fair Street, Atlanta GA 30314

Check out this renovated 4bedroom 3bath Bungalow with large walk-in closet (possibly a 5th bedroom) and spacious open kitchen within Ashview Heights! Find out more about this community and why this is the next HOT Atlanta neighborhood to consider for your home purchase.

Open today from 11-4PM.

Receive a map of other available homes for tour today at this home.

 

 

 

Ashview Heights-have it all, for under 100K!

Last week  I had the pleasure of a walking tour in Ashview Heights. I stumbled on some really great deals – along with a few horrendous code violations, but even in the midst of them I was able to see what so many of you are missing out on.

I decided my next investment would be into this community. With homes going for as little as 6K, I can’t go wrong! Not to mention the newly re-established neighborhood association diligently working hard to put this community back on the map- Ashview Heights is my next “win-win” location.

Here’s a home with great potential:

Beckwith Street, new construction 4bed/ 3bath list price $85K

Bechwith StreetBeckwithLivingroom

Ashview Heights…another intown community making a comeback!

Finally- I see some of the fruits of my labor…and this one was easy.  It was as simple as having a motivated buyer untainted by the city prejudice views of many of our SW communities. OK, this is not so easy.  My buyer- Larry Carter, currently the President of this emerging community.  Larry and I met by referral, shortly after I closed another $25K “gem” in West End back in 2009.   Larry not only had cash to buy, he had VISION because he knew his cash was up against investors with even more cash.  While everyone was busy snatching up homes in Historic West End and Westview, Larry set his sights on a less desirable area- just 1 block away- Ashview Heights.  Larry purchased a home that looked like it would be ready for tear down or a match….even I did not want to go in to show him LOL.. again, he was brave and with vision!  Today it would be VERY hard to believe its the SAME home..he’s renovated it himself …slowly, weekly making it’s value triple the purchase price! 

Take a peek into Ashview Heights and let’s make YOU my  next blog story:

Welcome to Ashview Heights Atlanta’s downtown urban escape. Ashview Heights, a community along Atlanta’s Belt Line, is perfectly nestled between downtown Atlanta,West End, Westview and Atlanta University Center. Ashview Heights is Atlanta’s in town bright star; it offers suburban life in the city. We are a diverse community, ranging from single young professionals, families and seniors. Come get involved! We have the first edible garden on the Belt Line which each member of the community is welcomed to plant and grow their own herbs and vegetables.

Commute free-living! Working downtown? You can come home for your lunch break and be back to work on time. Oh the kids have Parent Teacher Conference? NO problem the local schools are near the heart of the community. M. Agnes Jones Elementary,Kipp Ways Academy,Kipp Strive Academy, Booker T. Washington High School are all less then a mile from our community.

 Let’s talk to your future neighbors:

Larry Carter, Ashview Heights Association’s current president: I purchased my home in 2009 for 10,000 dollars. It was the best money I have ever spent! I have a five bedroom three bathroom home that is everything I need and more. I had to do a little work but it was a blank canvas I created my perfect home in the city. There is a sense of community here.

 Debra Parker, Active Ashview Heights Association memberMy family and I moved to Ashview Heights because we have always wanted to live near downtown. We looked in several neighborhoods surrounding downtown and made the decision to call Ashview Heights home. We love the history as well as the architectural detail of the homes. My kids are having a ball making new friends as well as taking advantage of the great programs that the neighborhood schools have to offer. We look forward to planting roots here for many years to come. We just have one question. Would you like to be our neighbor?

 Have and questions? Want to take a walking tour? Contact us at AshviewHeights@gmail.com . Make sure you become a friend on FaceBook www.facebook.com/Ashview.Heights log on see what is happening in the community and some of the homes for sale. See you soon Neighbor!

Some home photos: