Whitehall Street Repaving (w/ added Bike Lanes)

 

Department of Public Works will be adding bicycle lanes along Whitehall Street on the north side of the neighborhood, going from Peachtree/Memorial/Cooper downtown (close to the jail) to where the street turns south and intersects with Ralph David Abernathy.

You can fine the proposed repaving plan here: https://www.atlantaga.gov/home/showdocument?id=35516

“The Department of Public Works is designing the Whitehall Street Bicycle Installation Project. This project will extend along Whitehall Street from Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard to Memorial Drive/Peachtree Street. This project includes the conversion of a three-lane roadway to two-travel lanes and two-bike lanes between I-20 to Memorial Drive/Peachtree Street. Once completed it will also include buffered bike lanes with key turn lanes at intersections. Flexible posts will add protection for bicyclists, where possible. Council Districts 4 and 12 will be impacted.”

New MARTA Route and Public Hearings

MARTA is hosting a series of public hearings discussing new and updated bus routes across the City of Atlanta. One of these routes, #832, will significantly impact connectivity for the neighborhood.

MARTA is also proposing slight changes to Route 49.

Below are the locations and times for the upcoming MARTA Public Hearings.This is a great opportunity to let MARTA know that you support the new route, which would help connect neighbors to West End, Grant Park, and East Atlanta. You can also find more information here.

Invest Atlanta Providing up to $30K for Home Repairs: Deadline 4/30 + More Resources

The deadline for Invest Atlanta’s owner-occupied rehab and repairs program is fast approaching. Amounts from $5k to $30k are available for home repairs, and the loans do not need to be repaid, unless the homeowner sells the property (and then they only need to repay the portion remaining. The deadline is on 4/30 and you can find out more information below:

 

Heritage Owner-Occupied Rehab Programs
Helping existing residents with critical home repairs
https://www.investatlanta.com/homebuyers/owner-occupied-rehab

 

Program details, eligibility guidelines, and FAQs can be found here:
https://www.investatlanta.com/assets/oor-atlantaheritage-flyer_zmy7yjb.pdf

 

 

In addition, there are other programs that may be of help to other neighbors in need (h/t to neighbor Sara Riney for compiling these resources):

Southside Catalyst Fund: We Need Your Feedback!

Calling all neighbors!

We need your help to review the Southside Catalyst Fund proposal passed to MCA leadership earlier this week. The SCF is supposed to lead the strategic coordination of capital for investments in south Atlanta, particularly around the Turner Field communities (including the Mechanicsville neighborhood). It’s also supposed to focus on promoting equitable development and steering high impact neighborhood investments, so it’s important for your voice to be heard.

Please submit feedback to Jane Ridley (email:  jhridley12@yahoo.comby the end of the month, or simply respond to communications@mechanicsvilleatl.org. Our neighborhood’s acceptance of this proposal will lead to the signing of an new MOU, and the Mechanicsville Civic Association is soliciting neighbor input before reporting back to the SCF leadership. You can find the proposal here.

2017 National Night Out

Please join NPU-V neighbors for festivities at the 2017 National Night Out celebration. The NPU-V event will be hosted by the Peoplestown community at Four Corners Park (1040 Crew Street SE). There will be:

  • FREE school supplies for kids!
  • Senior Bingo with Prizes! (Ages 62+)!
  • FREE Food!
  • Performance by Jbradfordco, Live DJ, Moon Bounce & Train Rides and Free Prizes!

There will also be a shuttle bus that will pick up Mechanicsville residents from Dunbar Recreation Center (477 Windsor Street) and Mt. Calvary Church at 5:00 and will return at 7:30 pm.

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21st Mechanicsville Community Reunion!

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The 21st Mechanicsville Community Reunion will be held on Saturday, August 12th! There will be fun activities for the whole community, especially youth and seniors! Come out and meet your neighbors–past, present, and future!

Location: Rosa L. Burney Park
Date: August 12, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Reunion festivities will include a Prayer Breakfast which will be held on August 5, 2017 at 9:00 am at the Calvary Temple Baptist Church (700 Cooper Street Atlanta, GA 30315).

August Mechanicsville Civic Association Meeting!

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Please join us this week for our monthly Mechanicsville Civic Association meetingMonday, August 7th at 6:30 PM. The meeting is moved from Monday to Wednesday due to the Independence Day holiday. The meeting will be held at the Dunbar Recreation Center, Room 207, located at 477 Windsor St SW, Atlanta, GA 30312. We hope to see you there!

For more information, please contact communications@mechanicsvilleatl.org.

Mechanicsville Project and Educational Tour

The Gpp Foundation is a Mechanicsville-based nonprofit that is seeking to positively impact people’s lives in the community. Gpp Foundation has launched a faith-based initiative called The Mechanicsville Project which aims to support residents by offering to help community members an opportunity to learn job skills from trained volunteers.  In support of this initiative, they are looking to take up to 75-80 youth and adults on a 3-4 day educational trip to Savannah, Georgia.  The tour is intended to motivate and encourage participants to maintain an ownership stake in their communities back home in Atlanta by gaining an understanding of self by visiting several historic sites.

If you are interesting in participating in this tour or supporting it through financial assistance, please email Paul Martin at gppfound@yahoo.com.

New Mechanicsville Civic Association Board Elected!

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Introducing your 2017 Mechanicsville Civic Association Board!

Jane Ridley, President
Jason S. Dozier, Vice President
Ocie Fulford, Parliamentarian
Deborah Arnold, Secretary
Geoffrey Grice, Treasurer
Doristine Samuel, Chaplain
Steve Moss, Communications Chair

Congratulations everyone!

4th Annual NPU-V Community Forum

The 4th Annual NPU-V Community Forum is coming! Please join us as we discuss the critical issues that are affecting our neighborhoods. We are proud to announce that Nathaniel Smith from the Partnership for Southern Equity will be our guest speaker. Breakfast and hot lunch will also be served at this event!

Date: December 3rd, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Pittman Park Recreation Center, 950 Garibaldi Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Please call 678.789.2610 or email npuvforum@gmail.com to get assistance arranging for transportation.

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