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Proposed APD Camera Locations for Mechanicsville

As a follow up to September’s MCA meeting, Lt. Myers sent over where APD and APF have proposed camera locations throughout Zone 3. I’ve gone ahead and pulled out the section covering Mechanicsville. Lt. Myers wanted us to know that these are not set and stone and may have changed since the document was first created, but it should help give the community an idea and something to advocate for.

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Final Turner Field LCI Study Published

The final version of the LCI Study is available online for review and distribution. The biggest update seems the inclusion of Transportation, Connectivity, and Market analyses. You can find everything related to LCI study team’s findings here.

Trees Atlanta Invites Mechanicsville Residents to PlantLanta

On October 15th at 9 AM, Trees Atlanta and Atlanta City Council representatives will engage a city-wide tree planting campaign called Plantlanta. Trees Atlanta would love to get as many Mechanicsville community members out for the planting projects at Rosa L. Burney Park and the triangle at the intersection of Dodd and Pryor.  While Trees Atlanta plans on addressing both locations, the Rosa L. Burney project will require the most support (plan to meet at park entrance at Windsor and Richardson Streets).

Trees Atlanta also encourages neighborhood residents to leverage free trees that the organization is offering their their Throwin’ Shade Campaign which free front yard shade trees for all. You can find more about that program here.

Rosa L. Burney planting locations:

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Community Planning Workshop Hosted by the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation is hosting an event launching their housing initiative to provide free legal representation for tenants in the NPU-V communities. Please join them on Thursday, September 15th to learn more about the program and share your ideas for its success. The event will be held at Dunbar Elementary School (500 Whitehall Terrace, Atlanta, GA 30312). Dinner will be served. Please RSVP by calling 678-379-7203.

Lawyer flyer

Opportunity School District Community Forum

This Thursday (9/8), the Tenant Association of City View at Rosa Burney and Senator Vincent Fort will be hosting a forum on the Opportunity School District ballot initiative. Refreshments will be served.

Time: 6:00pm on Thursday, September 8, 2016
Location: Dunbar Neighborhood Center, 477 Windsor Street, Room 207, Atlanta, GA 30312

For more information, please contact the Tenant Association directly at cvrbtenantassociation@gmail.com.

Columbia Residential Accepting Pre-Applications

Columbia Residential is accepting pre-applications for their new two, three, and four bedroom homes. To qualify, your household income must not exceed 60% of Atlanta’s Area Median Income. For reference, income thresholds are as follows:

• 1 person household: $28,350
• 2 person household: $32,400
• 3 person household: $36,450
• 4 person household: $40,500

Pre-applications period opened on August 29th at 10:00 AM and will close August 31st at 7:00 PM. Example home prices include the following:

• 2 bedrooms from $651
• 3 bedrooms from $705
• 4 bedrooms from $740

Waiting list applicants will be assigned a lottery number for selection when there are available homes.

For more information, please refer to the following contact information:
565 McDaniel St SW, Atlanta, GA 30312
404-577-0577

Permeable Pavers Update

Some quick highlights from yesterday’s community meeting put on by Councilmember Winslow and the Department of Watershed Management.

• Construction will start again on both Windsor and Garibaldi Streets on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Both projects will take about 5 weeks to complete and will begin on the RDA ends of both streets.
• The northern portion of Formwalt Street should be complete in a week and a half. The southern portion will take longer because of some utilities work that needs to be completed at the intersection of Bass and Formwalt Streets
• Designated parking will be on Garibaldi Street north of RDA. Off-duty APD officers will patrol the area and escort citizens home from 7PM through 7AM on weekdays, and for 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday.
• Contractors will handle garbage collection, picking up from homes and taking it to a designated pick up site for sanitation to grab.

I’ve attached images from a flyer that they handed out at the meeting. If you have any further questions, please contact the Department of Watershed Management Office of Communications and Community Relations at 404-546-3200.

Update to Emergency Permeable Pavers Meeting

Just a reminder, there will be a follow up update meeting to last week’s meeting hosted by Councilmember Winslow and the Department of Watershed Management regarding the permeable pavers being installed throughout the neighborhood. Light refreshments will be served.

When: Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 6:00pm
Where: Dunbar Community Center, Room 302 (477 Windsor Street SW)

For more information, please contact Councilmember Winslow’s office at 404-330-6047

Mechanicsville Civic Association August Meeting

Please join us for our monthly meeting on Monday, August 1st at 6:30.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
400 Formwalt St SW
Atlanta, GA 30312

Permeable Pavers Update

Good morning everyone! I was able to attend yesterday’s meeting on the permeable pavers being installed throughout our community, and I went ahead and took some notes just in case you weren’t able to attend.

As most of you know, various portions of Formwalt, Garibaldi, Windsor, and Glenn Streets have been closed with very little communication or coordination with the community. This has been particularly chaotic because it’s happening concurrently with the housing development projects happening across our community. Some key takeaways:

• There has been zero trash pic- up on some streets for several weeks–the contractor is *supposed* to pick up trash and take it to designated locations for the City to pick up. This is the case for all streets affected by the construction, so please note that if your street will be paved in the future. The representative with the contractor in attendance said that any trash that hasn’t been picked up by contractors will be addressed and rectified today at the latest.
• Due to the poor coordination and significant disruption, Commissioner Powell is having crews halt work on Windsor and Garibaldi Streets until a) sufficient inter-agency coordinations have been completed (school bus pick up, MARTA routing, trash pick, timelines, etc.), and b) the work on Formwalt Street has been completed
• The work on Formwalt Street should be completed on or around August 20th, with excavation complete on or around August 13th and the installation of pavers occurring beginning on or around August 15th
• There will be another community meeting next Thursday, likely at the same place and time (more details to follow); we’re also working on having City representatives attend Monday’s Mechanicsville Civic Association meeting to provide additional updates.
• There’s also a concurrent sewer repair / installation project on Glenn Street which will be complete within a week.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Todd S. Hill, who is a director with the Office of Watershed Protection (Email: thill@atlantaga.gov, Cell: 404-664-8879).

You can find more information about all of the projects here:http://www.atlantawatershed.org/…/southeast-atlanta-green-…/

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