The Upper Westside Masterplan is Ready for Your Input!

The Upper Westside Masterplan is Ready for Your Input!

Nearly 15 months in the making , the Upper Westside Masterplan draft is ready for comment!  Our area has seen unprecedented growth without a framework to guide public and private investment. A masterplan for the Upper Westside will ensure that the transitioning industrial areas and charming intown neighborhoods evolve into a livable district where streets, […]

Safety Updates and Improvements

Safety Updates and Improvements

2020 was a difficult year in so many ways, including a rise in crime in cities across the country. Atlanta was no exception.  This surge has not gone unnoticed. We, alongside community partners, are taking steps to make our community safer for residents and businesses by investing in cameras and license plate readers.  Proactively, our […]

Stop! In the Name of Safety

Stop! In the Name of Safety

Here’s a big shout-out to the Underwood Hills Neighborhood Association, which has successfully marshalled our city’s government resources with help from Atlanta Department of Transportation Commissioner Josh Rowan, as well as City Council members Andre Dickens and Dustin Hillis, to make the Upper Westside a bit safer for both drivers and pedestrians. The intersection of […]

MARTA Facility to Feature Upper Westside Community Mural

MARTA Facility to Feature Upper Westside Community Mural

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) public art program Artbound, along with the Upper Westside Community Improvement District (CID), are partnering with local mural organization Living Walls to commission a mural at MARTA’s Brady Mobility Facility. “Art in all its forms can be inspiring and restorative,” said MARTA Director of Art in Transit Katherine […]

Building a Sustainable City

History was made last month with the completion of the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design. Located at the intersection of Ferst Drive and State Street on Georgia Tech’s campus, this building was designed to harmonize design with nature and its environment. Through cutting edge design and thoughtful construction practices the Kendeda building will over […]

Park(ing) Day

  The Upper Westside Community Improvement District in collaboration with Studio Architects is participating in PARK(ing) Day, a global event that occurs annually in September, aimed at reclaiming on-street parking spaces by temporarily transforming them into exciting and imaginative park spaces or “parklets”. This annual, worldwide exercise taking place in over 160 cities is meant […]

Upper Westside CID Developer Profile: Star Metals Update

By now, you’ve seen the branded Star Metals cranes reaching high into the Upper Westside sky. Star Metals developments unite office and residential life seamlessly while maintaining the area’s authentic character and highlighting its history. Inspired by neighbors like Georgia Institute of Technology, the development appeals to tech-savvy young professionals and employees alike. The Star […]

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 […]