Historic Howell Station

Knight Park-Howell Station, also known as Howell Station Historic District or Knight Park Historic District, is a Historic neighborhood in West Midtown Atlanta. Almost all buildings in the area were destroyed in the American Civil War in Sherman’s March to the Sea.

Read all about the history on their site: Howell Station Neighborhood Association .  This active neighborhood association also offers its members a “Rewards Card” to obtain discounts to many local businesses. What a way to keep the shopping locally!  *smart*

You can also see them on Facebook  meet your potential neighbors and read the latest community discussions.

I am enjoying the mixture of old and new homes, each with its own charm- and price tag! I’ve seen listings as low as $60K and as high as $325K.

More than 1,200 Expected for Atlanta BeltLine Running Series Eastside 10K

December 1 Event Features First Official Run on New Eastside Trail  and Exciting Tailgate and Neighborhood Challenges

WHAT:                 More than 1,200 runners and walkers will convene for the second annual Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K. This first official run/walk on the new Eastside Trail tours runners and walkers through a number of Atlanta’s most scenic neighborhoods, parks and trails before returning for post-race activities. This event features both an Alumni Tailgate Challenge and a Neighborhood Challenge.

WHEN:                 Saturday, Dec. 1; Race kicks off at 10 a.m.

WHERE:               Race kicks off at Stoveworks – 112 Krog Street Northeast  Atlanta, GA 30307

 

PHOTO OPPS:   

  • 1,200+ participants running along Atlanta’s newest trail and through some of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods
  • Alumni Tailgate Challenge to boost team spirits leading into the SEC Championship. Teams being represented include Agnes Scott University, Auburn University, Georgia State University, Georgia College and State University, Kansas State University, University of Georgia, and Vanderbilt University, with more to come.
  • Neighborhood Challenge, in which neighborhood associations will compete for a $1,000 cash purse to be awarded to the fastest, largest, and most spirited neighborhood teams

 

More details about the Atlanta BeltLine Running Series – including parking and other details for the the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K, challenges and other races, can be found at http://run.beltline.org.

COST: On-site registration is $45, with proceeds benefitting the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.

 

 

 About the Atlanta BeltLine

The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment and mobility projects currently underway in the United States. The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with other public and private organizations, including City of Atlanta departments.

 

About the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP) is a non-profit organization committed to raising funds from private and philanthropic sources to support the Atlanta BeltLine, working with the community and partners to raise general awareness and support, and serving as a catalyst to mobilize resources to address social concerns.  For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit www.BeltLine.org.

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. 🙂

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

You never know who you know, until you ask…

I have over 3,000 Facebook friends. It never occurred to me to ask one for help in any way. -Until today. I have an amazing team working on my website and developing my brand, but they are finally taking a well deserved break- when suddenly EVERYTHING has become urgent in my life. After months of ME working and being too busy to focus on my brand, I jumped up with a “just do it” attitude. My “Just Do It” team is in Europe.  Funny. Isn’t  it always like this?

Today I decided it was time for Area West to have a “Facebook” page of her own but my logo would not upload in an appropriate side. After 45mins of fighting and pretending to be a graphic designer (because I’m NIA KNOWLES and can do ANYTHING) …I had to give this one up to a professional. I just put it out there. Right on my Facebook page; ‘I NEED HELP’.

You would not believe the number of responses I received. Then I started to review the websites, and work of the friends…. I’m amazed! I know big people, doing great things- wanting to HELP ME…

I feel very blessed. I am now looking for how I can return the favor.

Here is a website to one of the great designers.  Thank you good,clean design

…oh, another bonus, they are in my neighboring Beltline Community!

good,clean design | 370 deckner ave,sw | atlanta, ga 30310
P: 404.756.0230 | F: 404.753.9468 | info@goodcleandesign.com

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Announces Call for Volunteers

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Announces Call for Volunteers

Volunteers Needed for Festivals, Clean-Ups, Speaking Opportunities, and More!

Upcoming Opportunity: Atlanta BeltLine Corridor Clean-Up in Preparation for Southwest 5K

ATLANTA (June 19, 2012) The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP) announces a call for volunteers to support the diverse needs of the non-profit organization responsible for raising awareness and support for the Atlanta BeltLine. ABLP raises funds through private and philanthropic sources, and serves as a catalyst to mobilize these resources for addressing social concerns raised by new development around the Atlanta BeltLine – all with a limited staff of just four employees. This is possible only with the support of the more than 1,000 volunteers who have invested countless hours helping with critical areas such as:

  • Awareness: Helping raise awareness of the Atlanta BeltLine at Atlanta events and festivals, and through the Ambassador Program, which is responsible for grassroots communications across communities
  • Education: Presenting information to the public via the Atlanta BeltLine Speakers Bureau
  • Clean-Ups: Helping clean litter, debris and invasive growth around the Atlanta BeltLine. In addition to many organized neighborhood clean-ups, the Adopt-the-Atlanta BeltLine program – initially designed for groups to take ownership of segments of the Atlanta BeltLine – is expanding this year to offer individuals the opportunity to engage as well.
    ***Volunteers are needed for the Saturday, June 23rd Atlanta BeltLine Corridor Clean-Up from 9 a.m. to noon in preparation for the Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K taking place on July 14th. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Kroger parking lot at 590 Cascade Ave., Atlanta, GA. To participate, volunteers should RSVP at atlantabeltlinecleanup.eventbrite.com.***
  • Additional information on the program is available at Volunteer.BeltLine.org.

“The beauty of Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Volunteer Programs is that Atlantans can truly engage in and contribute to the progress of a project that is changing the face of Atlanta,” said Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Executive Director, Valarie Wilson. “Volunteers also enjoy the growth and leadership opportunities available through their ongoing involvement.”

A number of Atlanta BeltLine volunteers have transformed their involvement into leadership roles and even paid positions working with the Atlanta BeltLine. With more than five years of Atlanta BeltLine volunteer work under her belt, former Atlanta BeltLine volunteer-turned-employee Jenny Pittam parlayed her professional marketing expertise coupled with her in-depth knowledge of the project into a full-time communications position with Atlanta BeltLine Inc. “I became fascinated with the Atlanta BeltLine because of its huge scope, undeniable ability to modernize our city, and the creation of desperately-needed parks and commute alternatives provided by transit and trails,” said Pittam. “I first volunteered for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s local festival program, then began working with volunteers and marketing as part of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, and now I am fortunate to support my passion for the project as a full-time employee.”

 

About the Atlanta BeltLine

The Atlanta BeltLine is a $2.8 billion redevelopment project that is building a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment projects currently underway in the United States. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), formed by the Atlanta Development Authority, is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with other public and private organizations, including City of Atlanta departments.

 

About the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP) is a non-profit organization committed to raising funds from private and philanthropic sources to support the Atlanta BeltLine, working with the community and partners to raise general awareness and support, and serving as a catalyst to mobilize resources to address social concerns. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit www.BeltLine.org.