This is what Atlanta Progressive News said when they endorsed Archibong.
I met Andre when he came to our monthly NPU W (Grant Park and adjacent areas) meeting and I had a chance to chat with him after the meeting. I was impressed by his knowledge and his enthusiasm. As well I was impressed by his history as a community leader when I looked at his web page.
I don't understand this. I work on Peachtree Street next to Peachtree Center. For at least the last two years there have been ppl playing musical instrments on PT Street and a lady that sings in front of the MARTA station. Visitors and locals appear to enjoy the free entertainment and I have never seen the police bother them.
I think that the city either owns or controls this right-of-way, though they may owe GDOT for it. I heard that the eastside trail may have cost $2.5 million/mile.
Here is what a Georgia Historical Marker says about the place.
French's Division Hood's Left Flank
"July 20. 1864. The right of Gen. S. F. French´s division of Stewart´s A. C. [Confederate] rested on DeFoor´s Road - the left, being at Casey´s Hill 1.5 miles west, during the Battle of Peachtree Creek.
While Walthall´s and Loring´s division´s attacked the Federal 20th A. C. at Collier Rd., French´s 3 brigades were on Waithall´s left, & by demonstrations in force engaged the attention of the 14th A. C. thereby preventing its unlimited participation in the battle.
The high knoll west of here (at Davis´ Circle) topped by a formidable redoubt, was a part of French´s entrenched line.
GHM 060-68 - GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION - 1984"
So, it apears that the most important part of the "site" is owned by the home owners that live along Davis St, Davis Cir, and Davis Pl as these streets surround the above mentioned knoll (33°48'13.46"N, 84°25'23.30"W).
"look at the eastside trail right now. the concrete path laid is going to have to be entirely dug up again, and the utility lines rewired again, because the path does not leave the proper room for rail. having to re-do parts over and over again because you want to get it done fast is not economically efficient."
I don't think this is the case. The eastside trail is ready-built for utilities and transit and no significant amounts of the path/trail will have to be replaced. A few bridges may need to be upgraded along with the small portions of the trail that connect to them. Other than that, it is ready for rails.
I think Parker is on the right track. One of the reasons Maynard Jackson was so popular was that he frequently rode the newly minted MARTA busses in the downtown area. I met him several times as I commuted from Decatur to GSU.
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