It’s Easy To See Visibility Improvements on Ellsworth

It’s Easy To See Visibility Improvements on Ellsworth

Thanks to advocacy by our CID and Blandtown neighbors, the City of Atlanta funded the clearing out of undergrowth at Ellsworth Industrial and Elaine Avenue. The changes greatly improve visibility and contribute to the ongoing beautification of Blandtown neighborhood. This cleanup effort will greatly improve traffic safety at the intersection, which will be even more […]

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, […]

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 […]

From Peach Bowl Speedway to Public Art: MARTA’s Brady Facility

From Peach Bowl Speedway to Public Art: MARTA’s Brady Facility

Many Westsiders drive by MARTA’s Brady Facility for Mobility every day, never noticing the many buses coming and going from behind a plain concrete wall along Brady Avenue. But aside from a fleet of buses and hundreds of workers, the site is also home to a particularly fun chapter in Atlanta’s history—a chapter that  artists […]

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 […]