New CIDs accelerate metro Atlanta economic development

If you have access to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, you can read the full article here. By Fran M. Putney  – Contributing Writer Mar 8, 2019, 5:30am EST The success of Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) in Georgia has recently led more districts to initiate these public-private partnerships, which enable businesses to expedite infrastructure and other improvements to their […]

Georgia Trend features Upper Westside CID

From GeorgiaTrend.com: Creative Collaboration North Fulton County’s CIDs tackle transit, walkability, safety and more. March 1, 2019 Anna Bentley     Over the past 12 months, North Fulton County’s community improvement districts (CIDs) have accomplished some amazing things. They’ve revamped MARTA stations, turning cold concrete into vibrant, colorful spaces. They’ve overhauled major thoroughfares, making them […]

Upper Westside Atlanta CID Developer Profile: 8West

As we continue highlighting notable developments within the Upper Westside, this month we take a look at 8West. This development, now underway, promises to unite Atlanta’s rich art scene with luxury residences and retail experiences. 8West (under construction, delivery expected Spring 2020) Developers: Atlantic Capital Properties and Gateway Ventures 175,000 sf office 25,000 sf retail […]

Upper Westside Atlanta CID Developer Profile: Star Metal Residences

As the accelerated pace of development in Atlanta continues, we want to highlight some of the notable projects happening within our district. Star Metals Residences (under construction, delivering summer 2020) Developer: Allen Morris Company 409 Apartment Units 16,300 SF of retail   Star Metals Residences will be the residential component of the mixed-use community Star […]

Atlanta Streets Alive: Westside

On June 10th, 134,000 people walked, biked, skated, and Bird-ed up and down Howell Mill and Marietta for Atlanta Streets Alive: Westside. In one of the largest turn-outs in Atlanta Streets Alive’s history, Atlantans and visitors of all ages joined Upper Westside CID, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Councilmember Dustin Hillis, and businesses all along the […]

New Waterworks Greenspace

The CID recently announced plans for a new greenspace at the corner of 17th Street and Northside Drive adjacent to the Atlanta City Waterworks Hemphill Reservoir. Executive Director Elizabeth Hollister notes of the project, “This high-profile corner will be an asset for the Upper Westside for years to come.” In addition to skyline views, the greenspace will […]

New Sidewalk on Howell Mill

New Sidewalk on Howell Mill

The CID recently installed a new sidewalk along Howell Mill at 14th Street with the support of the Marietta Street Artery Association and the permission of Georgia Tech. The new sidewalk fills an important gap in the neighborhood’s pedestrian  network. The new 280-foot sidewalk replaces what was a difficult-to-navigate, pea gravel path. Additional changes are […]

Hi There!

Hi There!

  Hi and welcome to the Upper Westside Improvement District’s new website. For over the past year a group of dedicated property owners and community members have been working quietly to organize the Howell Mill Corridor from Collier Road to the intersection of Northside and Marietta Street, or as we like to say, “From Publix […]

UWID Clean-up

The Upper Westside Improvement District is installing new trashcans up and down the corridor, focusing on the MARTA bus stops along Howell Mill.   In addition to working to relieve traffic in the corridor and improve accessibility, the UWID is committed to providing a safe, clean, and pleasant environment for everyone—whether that is biking, walking, driving, or […]