AQUARIUM Let’s keep updated on the planning of the aquarium to be
located just east of our border. While the aquarium will increase
surrounding land values, it will also increase traffic and parking
concerns. It will have 10 times the total water capacity of The
Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga with the theme The Seven Seas.
HOME PARK MASTER PLAN Presented by TimState, President of the HomePark Community Improvement Association
and Bill Seay, Chair of the HPCIA Community Planning and Development
Committee.Bill and Tim provided us with an overview
of their planning process for their neighborhood, HomePark, which is comprised of approximately
600 acres. They emphasized the need for strong community participation.
“A master plan does not change a community, people do.” Their
original plan began in 1974, died shortly thereafter and had been
reincarnated without widespread success 3 times until the latest
plan, which began around 1998 and was completed in 2002. This plan
is different because of a strong implementation section and resource
guide. Enthusiasm within residents has greatly risen as their values
regarding the HomePark environment have been prioritized, articulated and communicated
graphically. Leverage for implementation has been gained as verbal
agreements have been given by City Councilperson Debi
Starnes for $350,000.00 and various state representatives for $100,000.00
to be used for improvement of streetscape and quality of life. There
is also increased credibility and communication with developers
and Georgia Tech. The master plan funding started with the Georgia
Conservancy and was further supported by Atlantic Station, Georgia
Tech, Turner Broadcasting and the Marcus foundation. One-third of
the total funds were given by local businesses.
OUR MASTER PLAN Presented by John Reagan of Puritan Mill Our master plan needs volunteers! A core group has formed
including Bill Gould, Rhodes Perdue, Frances Hamilton, Mark Riley,
John Reagan, Curt Flaherty, Rob Levin & Max White. Ed Akins,
Suzanne Bair and Eric Brock volunteered during the meeting. Rob
Svedberg is going to begin exploring the resources Georgia Tech
may have to offer. For more info, contact Max White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CENTRAL METALS SITE – MIDTOWN WEST LOFTS Presented by David Baycura
of Julian Lecraw & Co. We approved their application for Enterprise Zone status,
which comes before NPU-E next month. They obtained rezoning in May
of 2002 and expect to close on the property by the end of the year.
They hope to begin construction in the
second quarter of 2003. In an effort to accommodate more Georgia
Tech students, they may change some of their floorplans to include
4 bedroom units. Lecraw is in the process of securing financing for this $45
million project to build 450 units on 11 acres at the northwest
intersection of Marietta
Street and Northside Drive, formerly used as Central Metals
MORTON’S $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE RAFFLE Thank
you to Morton’s Steakhouse & Liz Lapidus Public Relations for providing us with five $50 gift
certificates to raffle off to members. Congratulations to the winners:
Michael Lott, Maria Mollise & Rob
Svedberg, Becky Ollinger, Barry McWhirter and Scott
Levitan. If you were not in attendance
and would like to receive your certificate, please call Curt Flaherty
at 404-881-8370 so we can get it to you!
DUES Suggested Contribution of $25 per
business and $10 per individual. Make checks payable to Marietta
Street Artery Association & mail to Curt Flaherty,
c/o The Zenner Group, Inc.,818 Marietta St NW, AtlantaGA30318.
NEXT GENERAL MEETING November 13th, 20026:00pm, location to be determined. To
include an agenda item for the next general meeting, please contact:
Rob Levin: email@example.com
Curt Flaherty: firstname.lastname@example.org.