Read the recently adopted Upper Westside Masterplan

Read the recently adopted Upper Westside Masterplan

Read the recently adopted Upper Westside Masterplan

Read the recently adopted Upper Westside Masterplan

Atlanta's Upper Westside CID

Bringing your Vision for the Upper Westside to Life

The Upper Westside Community Improvement District (CID) enhances connectivity, greenspace, and safety through investment and community partnerships

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See what we’re up to in your neighborhood by selecting a project on the map.

Neighborhood

Berkeley Park, Blandtown, Channing Valley, Howell Station, Marietta Street Artery, Underwood Hills

Project

Mayoral Forum

Strong relationships with City Hall are critical for improvements to the Upper Westside. Candidates were asked questions ranging from their position on transportation, policing, affordable housing, and greenspace creation. Watch now to listen to Antonio Brown, Andre Dickens, Sharon Gay, Felicia Moore, and Kasim Reed respond to questions asked by expert moderator Lisa Rayam.

Neighborhood

Berkeley Park

Project

Waterworks Greenspace Playscape

On a beautiful spring day or even on a scorching summer day, break out your hammock and come enjoy the shade of hundred-year-old oaks and skyline views at the Waterworks Greenspace. Tether up to the orange posts and sip on a beverage, read a book, or simply enjoy the outdoors!

Neighborhood

Berkeley Park, Blandtown, Channing Valley, Howell Station, Marietta Street Artery, Underwood Hills

Project

Upper Westside Improvement District Masterplan

The Upper Westside Masterplan is an investment roadmap for the decade to come! It took 18 months to develop by working closely with residents, business, and property owners. Be sure to thumb through it to see the top infrastructure priorities for the CID.

Neighborhood

Marietta Street Artery

Project

Wayfinding Signage

It’s easy to get turned around in the District with its winding roads and railroad crossings. But just so you don’t miss any hidden destinations, we’re piloting wayfinding signage with walking and biking distances!

Neighborhood

Underwood Hills

Project

Underwood Hills Pavilion Refresh

Six vibrant neighborhoods packed with their unique history make up the district. In 2020 we gave Underwood Hills an arts grant. They chose to spend it on refreshing and renaming the pavilion in Underwood Hills Park after Eva Nason.

Neighborhood

Berkeley Park, Blandtown, Channing Valley, Underwood Hills

Project

Signal Cabinet Box Painting

Between the Goat Farm, King Plow, and the Westside Cultural Arts Center, the Upper Westside District has always been home to creatives. We wanted to bring more art to the public right-of-way and hired five Atlanta artists to paint signal cabinet boxes on Howell Mill Rd, Collier Rd, and Chattahoochee Ave.

Neighborhood

Marietta Street Artery

Project

Brady Bike Lanes

Brady Avenue has bloomed into quite a vibrant road with apartments, retail, office, and residential destinations. The Brady Bike Lanes project, once permitted, will install a protected cycle track on the north and west sides of Brady Avenue and tie into the existing bike lanes on Marietta Street. Need some air in your tires? Be sure to do a pit stop at the Howell Junction Pocket Park to use the tune-up station and fill them up.

Neighborhood

Blandtown

Project

Blandtown Sign Toppers

Six vibrant neighborhoods packed with their unique history make up the district. In 2020 we gave Blandtown an arts grant with which they not only designed a neighborhood logo, but also street sign toppers! Their new logo is a play-off of their street grid. Be sure to keep an eye out for the sleek black sign toppers, you’ll know you’re in Blandtown.

Neighborhood

Marietta Street Artery

Project

10th Street Bike Lanes

10th Street is our direct connection to Georgia Tech and Midtown. This planning study will determine which type of protected bicycle facilities the CID should implement between Brady Avenue and Northside Drive. We hope you’ll give bike commuting a try once this critical infrastructure is built!

Neighborhood

Marietta Street Artery

Project

Brady Ave & 10th St Intersection Improvements

Frogger no longer! If you’re having dinner at Miller Union and drinks at Painted Duck, you can cross Brady Ave & 10th St safely at the newly striped crosswalk and 4-way stop sign.

Neighborhood

Berkeley Park

Project

Waterworks Greenspace Hammock Stands

On a beautiful spring day or even on a scorching summer day, break out your hammock and come enjoy the shade of hundred-year-old oaks and skyline views at the Waterworks Greenspace. Tether up to the orange posts and sip on a beverage, read a book, or simply enjoy the outdoors!

Neighborhood

Underwood Hills

Project

I-75 Ramps Beautification

If you’re coming into the Upper Westside or leaving it, you’ll experience the beautiful new plantings on the I-75 ramps, which include Crape Myrtles, Holly, and Loropetalum. Come Fall, look out for the bright red leaves of the Burning Bush planted along the southbound on-ramp!

Neighborhood

Marietta Street Artery

Project

Howell Mill Restriping

We bet you’ve been stuck at Howell Mill Road and 14th Street behind one car trying to turn into Westside Provisions before, biting your tongue watching the traffic light go from green to red. Well, fear no longer. We’ve repainted the lanes so there’s a dedicated turn lane onto 14th Street, whether you’re going north or south. A new signal and timing gives shoppers and residents a dedicated green left-turn arrow too!

Neighborhood

Channing Valley

Project

Fellini’s Sidewalk

Our CID strongly believes in being able to walk to enjoy a slice with your family and friends! Fellini’s owners agreed, and we partnered to narrow their driveway entrances and exits to bring you a safe new sidewalk so you can do just that.

Neighborhood

Marietta Street Artery

Project

Brady Pocket Park

The Upper Westside’s first pocket park (i.e. mini park) was a public/private collaboration between the CID, the neighborhood, and Jamestown to create a new gathering space at the intersection of Brady Avenue and Howell Mill Road. We hope you’ll take a break from shopping and rest your feet on the beautiful Camuru wood deck surrounded by trees and greenery!

Neighborhood

Marietta Street Artery

Project

Crossing Beacon on Howell Mill Rd at Brady Ave

Scanning Howell Mill Road for a gap in the cars to dart as quickly as possible across the multiple lanes of traffic is now a thing of the past at Brady Avenue. The intersection now boasts a 17-foot-tall mast-arm with multiple flashing yellow lights that are instantly activated at the touch of a push-button located at street level. This Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacon (RRFB) makes the intersection safer for pedestrians and drivers alike.

Neighborhood

Berkeley Park

Project

360-Degree Bench at Waterworks Greenspace

The Waterworks Greenspace has a new feature: a 360-degree bench around a tree on the overlook hill. Many thanks to the people in Neighborhood Planning Units (NPU) D and E, who banded together in a local, grassroots effort to apply for grant funding for this unique bench. The NPUs are an invaluable part of the team of Upper Westsiders, constantly working to make our wonderful district even better.

Neighborhood

Channing Valley

Project

Crossing Beacon on Howell Mill Rd at Channing Dr

Residents and businesses along Howell Mill Road are all too familiar with playing a frightening game of human frogger trying to cross the street, especially where it curves at Channing Drive, just south of Collier Road. But this intersection now boasts a 17-foot-tall mast-arm with multiple flashing yellow lights that are instantly activated at the touch of a push-button located at street level.

Neighborhood

Marietta Street Artery

Project

Howell Junction Pocket Park

The Howell Junction Pocket Park at the intersection of West Marietta, Brady, and 8th is the product of a successful public-private partnership between the CID, the City of Atlanta Department of City Planning, the Marietta Street Artery neighborhood, and the adjacent property owner.

Neighborhood

Marietta Street Artery

Project

Brady Avenue Mural

This mural at MARTA’s Mobility Facility on Brady Avenue is a collaboration between the Upper Westside CID, MARTA’s Artbound initiative, and Living Walls Atlanta. The colorful design by local artist Chloe Alexander portrays a visual history of the area’s industrial past and bright future.

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“My vision for the Upper Westside is a walkable, bikeable neighborhood that doesn't sacrifice community for growth."

“My vision for the Upper Westside is a vibrant community with ample Greenspace.”

“My vision for the Upper Westside is more greenspaces to hang out, walk the dog, or go for a jog!”

“My vision for the Upper Westside is pedestrian and bike bridges across train tracks to connect communities.”

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