Projects

Do you have a great idea for a project that would benefit the community? Give us a shout, send an email to adeline@upperwestsideatl.org and let’s talk about it!

 

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.

Completed December 2020

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.

This pocket park includes a custom circular planter bench, bike racks, and a bike tune-up station. Thirteen new trees were planted including Magnolias, Serviceberry, and Nuttall Oaks, and Black Gums.

Completed November 2020

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. This Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacon (RRFB) makes the intersection safer for pedestrians and drivers alike.
This project required the collaboration of neighboring property owners, the Upper Westside Improvement District, and the City of Atlanta. The Channing Valley Neighborhood Association, Willy’s Mexicana Grill, and Chick-fil-A contributed funding.

Completed September 2020

Circular 360-degree bench in foreground and view of Atlanta skyline in background

360-Degree Bench

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.

Completed September 2020

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.
This project required the collaboration of neighboring property owners, the Upper Westside Improvement District, and the City of Atlanta, with contributions from Toll Brothers and Allen Morris Company.

Completed Summer 2020

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 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!

Completed March 2020

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.

Completed June 2019

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!

Completed March 2020

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!

Completed Fall 2019

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!

Completed Spring 2019

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.

Completed November 2019