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 […]

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 […]