Dear friends and neighbors of the
Marietta Street Artery,
As the year comes to a close, I would like to offer
thanks to the individuals who have generously contributed their time
and energy to the Marietta Street Artery Association.
Specifically, my fellow executive board members; Co-president
Grover Sterling, Vice-president Rhodes Perdue, Chief Staff Officer- Efrosini
“Max” White, Web Master Frances Hamilton and NPU representative Curt Flaherty,
are due a great deal of gratitude for their continuing efforts to protect
and promote a high quality of life in our community.
While the MSAA continues to evolve and strengthen,
we still have much to achieve.
I have great confidence that our new Board Members, Co-presidents
Rob Levin & Curt Flaherty, Vice-president Jonathan Sommers and Chief
Staff Officer Max White, will bring new energy and enthusiasm to the Association.
To them I leave my “wish list” for the New Year:
we reach out to all residents, loft, business and property owners, institutions
and employees and encourage them to join our Association and help shape
the future of our community.
we continue to foster our relationship with GA TECH and gain a more
active participation in their Master Planning process.
we maintain our relationship with HOME PARK and further contribute to
their ambitious Master Plan.
we take an active role in the Northwest Community Alliance for the betterment
of all our neighborhoods.
we build on our relationship with CSX and NORFOLK
SOUTHERN Railroads and demand respect for our community.
we seek greater resident participation in the Development Committee
and provide a stable forum for the careful review of all new development
we speak out to our elected officials and work to improve the level
of services and infrastructure within The Artery.
we develop and implement a series of special events to increase the
profile of The Artery as the important, vibrant, progressive, historic
district that it is.
we propose the re-instatement of electric trolley service down Marietta
Street, from Centennial Olympic Park to King Plow and down Howell
Mill to the Westside Designers District and on to the edge of Atlantic
- That we propose a shared right-of way with
the railroads to allow for a walking/cycling trail along the Historic
facades of our neighborhood, weaving together the new Westside developments,
the satellite loft communities and the Central Business District.
we work with the city and private developers to re-claim more idle
industrial land along the Artery as recreational green space, the
Central Metals site for example.
we as a community and we as a people strive ever closer to Peace On
Earth and good will towards Earth and all living things.
Best Wishes for the Holidays and the New Year.
Bill Gould, Co-president