Important Notices for the Upper Westside

RFP 2021-01 Upper Westside Bus Stop Placemaking Study

September 21, 2021

The purpose of this concept study is to reimagine MARTA bus stops along Route 14 in the neighborhood of Blandtown within the Upper Westside CID to transform the public realm and bus ridership experience.

The Upper Westside Community Improvement District (“UWCID”) was created in 2016 with the goal of improving the public realm along our critical corridors including Huff Road and Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. Addressing transportation, greenspace, and safety challenges is critical as this historically industrial area experiences explosive growth bringing thousands of new residents, visitors, and employees.

This study is coming right on the heels of Upper Westside CID’s 2020-2021 masterplanning effort which is moving through the city adoption process now. Our CID has relationships with the local HOAs, apartment communities, neighborhoods, and NPUs. The Route 14 bus stop locations in Blandtown were repeatedly mentioned during our community engagement process as being in need of crosswalks, greenspace, art, and pedestrian safety improvements.

The community desires a concept plan for its bus stops to address the shortage of public space, the loss of community history, the lack of pedestrian infrastructure, and the need for a safe and comfortable transit experience in the Upper Westside.

Proposals are due no later than 4:00 pm, Monday, October 18, 2021.

BOARD MEETINGS

August 25, 2021

A meeting of the Westside/Howell Mill Community Improvement District Board of Directors will convene on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 11:00am at the Encore space on the 4th floor of The Interlock, 1115 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 to vote on the 2021 CID millage rate.

Our CID Board of Directors meetings are typically held every 3rd Wednesday of the odd months of the year (Jan, Mar, May, July, etc) at 11:00 am at the Works Sales Center.

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