Marietta Street Artery Association
GENERAL MEETING MINUTES NOVEMBER 13, 2002
Thank you to ENDENU who hosted our meeting.

CRIME & HOMELESSNESS
Sergeant David Ferguson of Atlanta Police Department Zone 5
Issues include: the area homeless, burglaries, car break-ins, aggressive panhandling and public urination.
Quality of life officers focused on these issues will be implemented soon, but only a few will cover a large area.
Call 911 to report incidents provides extra patrolling for the area. Calls are prioritized.
Major Louis Archangelis is located on Techwood and may be reached at 404-658-7054
There was discussion about creating a private police force, perhaps creating a CID (Community Improvement District) to tax ourselves. Apparently the DNA (Downtown Neighborhood Association) is considering this…Curt Flaherty will contact DNA. General consensus to explore additional security options.
Ambassador Force was also present, advising that nothing is left visible in cars…coats, change, umbrellas, nothing.

MASTER PLAN
Ed Akins, Co-Chairperson of Master Planning Committee
We have begun the master plan and encourage all members to participate.
Meetings are held every other Thursday at 5:00pm at Puritan Mill. Upcoming meetings are 5Dec, 19Dec & 9Jan.

GEORGIA TECH STREET CLOSINGS
Scott Levitan, Executive Director, Real Estate Development Office at Georgia Tech
The City of Atlanta is considering Georgia Tech’s request to abandon eight streets within campus. As presented, these streets do not seem to effect the Artery. The Master Plan Committee and the Artery approved the proposed street closings from Georgia Tech as presented, with the stipulation that Georgia Tech and the Marietta Street Artery Association and Master Plan Committee be in more frequent and inclusive discussions concerning the developments along the corridor. The street that will effect the Artery is Tech Parkway, which will be abandoned in the future.
Georgia Tech envisions Marietta Street as more of a boulevard, with tree-lined streets and active community.

STUDENT HOUSING
Chip Drury partnering with John Morris & Bruce Klinger
Site located at 800 West Marietta Street to be developed into student housing.
Property is located behind the Martin property, on other side of tracks approx 250 yards from western edge of Tech.
A cotton mill was on this site in the late 1800s which later burned.
This is a private venture, unaffiliated with area colleges and universities.
368 units to house 1370 students…4 bedroom/4 bath or 2 bed/2 bath with common area living room and kitchen
Leases are per bedroom to actively enrolled students…cost is approximately $600 per bedroom per month.
Plan includes 3-4 shuttles running daily to and from area colleges and universities.
Units are in rear of site, in gated area with surface parking.
Possible future plans include an office building of up to 300,000 square feet on land facing West Marietta Street.
Hoping to break ground in spring 2003 to deliver in 2004.

ELECTIONS
Trusted servants were elected to serve the Artery in 2003:
President Curt Flaherty…Chief Staff Officer Suzanne Bair…Vice-President Max White

NEXT GENERAL MEETING
The next general meeting date and location shall be determined. To include an agenda item for the next general meeting, please contact: Curt Flaherty at curt.flaherty@zennergroup.com