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Park Pride, partners given $437,500 for new west side park

Press Release provided by Park Pride ATLANTA — Park Pride and its project partners have been selected by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to receive a Great Urban Parks Campaign grant for $437,500 to lead an effort to build a new park in Atlanta’s English Avenue neighborhood. The Great [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:37+00:00 8 August 2016|Parks, Press Releases, SMART GROWTH|0 Comments

Blueprint puts meat on bones of Atlanta Aerotropolis vision

Here's a link to the new "blueprint" for development around Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. It fills in the details on what previously had been a rambling vision for a planned "aerotropolis" approach to economic development in the area immediately surrounding the world's busiest airport. Although the study covers a huge ring [...]

By | 2016-08-02T11:33:43+00:00 2 August 2016|Air, SMART GROWTH|0 Comments

PSC’s McDonald warns against ratepayer financing of nuke plant

ATLANTA, August 1, 2016 – Georgia Public Service Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald says Georgia Power ratepayers will be harmed as a result of the Commission’s vote to approve Georgia Power Company’s request to pass on and capitalize the costs of investigation and licensing costs for potential new nuclear units and [...]

MARTA sales tax ‘menu’ overstates the transit it will fund

Atlanta City Council last week approved a half-penny transit sales tax for the Nov. 8 ballot. But it's still unclear what projects that tax would fund. State legislation making the tax vote possible requires MARTA to come up by the end of July with "a final list of new rapid [...]

By | 2016-06-28T12:31:04+00:00 27 June 2016|Bus & Rail, TRANSPORT|0 Comments

4 core cities unite around Peachtree Gateway Partnership

This could be a good thing: Four north DeKalb cities are forming the nonprofit Peachtree Gateway Partnership to help them work together on strategic priorities. Brookhaven, Chamblee, Doraville and Dunwoody are close to metro Atlanta's population center. Combined, they have about 140,000 residents. The four cities are "working to create [...]

By | 2016-06-24T16:16:45+00:00 27 June 2016|SMART GROWTH, Sprawl, SUSTAINABILITY|0 Comments

Hawks-Emory healthcare complex breaks ground

BROOKHAVEN — Earlier today, information pills the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club and Emory Healthcare broke ground on the Emory Sports Medicine Complex located on Executive Park Drive and the newly-minted Hawks Lane. The 90, more about 000-square-foot complex will be the first of its kind, integrating four state-of-the-art facilities on its [...]

By | 2016-06-24T21:24:08+00:00 24 June 2016|Commercial, Press Releases|0 Comments

Thomas Concrete expands use of CarbonCure CO2 recycling

Thomas Concrete of Atlanta, symptoms Georgia is expanding CarbonCure technology across four additional concrete plants surrounding the Atlanta metropolitan region. Plants based in Buckhead, Suwanee, Gainesville and Cumming will now be equipped with the CO2 recycling machinery, which will enable Thomas Concrete to supply greener concrete to construction projects throughout the greater [...]

By | 2016-06-23T23:36:29+00:00 24 June 2016|Commercial, GREEN BUILDING, Press Releases|0 Comments