More police, more over-priced yuppie markets, more gentrification! Commercialize the Fourth Ward and drive the underclass out!
Seems like only one kind of voice gets heard in this city....
Asa Candler had no involvement with the design of Candler Park, it was designed by the City's Park's Department. The Ampitheater proposed was on top of nine black families' homes that the City intended to force out to build this "white's only" park, that was the reason they put a large structure in that area of the land, it also included a proposed orinthology museum. They did not succeed in forcing those homes off the area property until the early 1940s. The last thing Candler Park needs is an ampitheater ~ just ask anyone living next to Chastain Park what that concert venue has done to their neighborhood. Or the many Candler Park residents living near CP who'll have greatly restricted use of their homes when the grossly oversized Sweetwater 420 Festival shows up this year.
i want the people who are leaving these comments to actually come to the neighborhood meetings and get INVOLVED with what we are doing. it takes a lot of work.
i want these people who are leaving comments to come to the neighborhood meetings and get INVOLVED with what we are doing. don't just wish for it, make it happen.
I want brighter street lights. the streets should be damn near glowing. that would help foster a bigger sense of security there at night.
Decatur and Avondale Estates are not suburbs. They are independent cities. Decatur and Avondale Estates are not the same thing and should in no way be lumped together.
I want to be able to order a great burger in the O4W, preferably at a venue that isn't filled with smoke.
How about legalized carry of firearms for Georgia Tech students. Fewer robberies, rapes, and fewer violent criminals walking around alive.
I'll second that Patrick. We live in Cascade Heights - we are in the city limits, and ITP, but we never get mentioned as a neighborhood. We all just get lumped into "SW Atlanta." That being said, I love all of our neighboring 'hoods (almost bought in West End and Capitol View), and part of me doesn't want the secret to get out. Only the really cool people live here. :)
Kroger is 1.2 miles north of White Provision... same road and everything... I do think the Westside would benefit immensely from a large park...
I want a small grocery store, clean and inviting like Savvy or Intown Market. The ones with burglar bars and cheap cigarette signs plastered across the windows just don't appeal to me.
To the author, Max - I would like to know what "dingy" bars you are referring to.
Creative Loafing (like other local media outlets) needs to learn that all intown SW Atlanta neighborhoods are NOT West End. Our neighborhoods have individual identities just like the east side neighborhoods. West End is a specific neighborhood. Westview, Capitol View, Adair Park, Ashview Heights are not West End. They are near West End - just like Ormewood Park is near Grant Park or Inman Park is near Candler Park. Here's a map just in case: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Neighbor…
Yes, sidewalks! Yes yes!
These are all good comments, but my favorite is this:
"The addition of just a few thousand more privately owned student housing units and the conversion of office buildings to residential could be a spark that starts a wildfire of activity."
The conversion of more office space to residential would be great. In general downtown needs to get more residents and improve livability. That's going to be a key ingredient for a diverse and sustainable downtown in years ahead, particularly given the outward sprawl of office districts in the metro, resulting in a relatively weak office market here.
9 to 5 inhabitants and visitors will always be a vital element, but there needs to be a more even mix that ups the number of 24/7 inhabitants via residential growth.
As a resident going on 40 years now I would say the following. I run up and down Highland every Tuesday & Thursday between 6-7am, and greet everyone I meet or pass, because it's MY neighborhood, and You are my neighbor. I pick up trash along the way because this is where I LIVE, and I like it to be CLEAN. I trim bushes and low-hanging limbs along the sidewalks to make them more pleasant & passable for all my NEIGHBORS. I wish I could fix the CRATERS and 'buckled' sidewalks and missing meter covers to make it safer for US ALL, but I can't do that by myself. I sincerely believe that VA/High/Morningside is the best Atlanta has to offer by far. And to keep it a 'neighborhood', we all need to get out on the streets and BE neighbors.
Hey Neighbors, all rather entertaining - svb
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