Recommendations Eric Meyer Eric has recommended the following
when applying for an LCI grant:
Knitting Together the Pieces
Marietta Street relates
to the Downtown, Bolton Road, Midtown and Jones/Simpson/Alexander
LCIs plus the Northside Drive Corridor Studies and other efforts (i.e.
Home Park and Northwest Connectivity Study). Our study would evaluate
the best approach for Marietta Street to integrate with all of these
of Atlanta - The City of Atlanta must be the sponsor for this LCI
application. Seek out the support of our Council members, planner
and NPUs. We should start now.
Regional Commission - The ARC staff is very approachable. We should
seek out their advice when crafting our application.
borrow and steal. Ask anyone and everyone to financially help cover
the 20% match needed for the study. Most applications receive between
$60,000 and $90,000. With this type of study he recommends asking
for only $40,000 in federal funds with $10,000 required for the match.
Once the study done and we can get in the queue for transportation
The land use staff oversees the study applications, so dont overdo
the discussion on transportation.
2. Address each of the RDP
policy statements, especially mixed-income housing and historic resources.
interest in changing zoning codes to reflect adopted LCI plans.
Include good maps. Its a pet peeve of most application reviewers.
good photos of study area with map that shows where the photos were
Include Census data. Arc will gladly supply this information.
information on quantity of existing housing and commercial properties.
transportation facts like traffic counts (GDOT), MARTA ridership,
Possible transportation improvement for the corridor includes sidewalks,
crosswalks, bicycle lanes, signal improvements, bus shelters, etc.
Eric provided a map and project summaries for transportation projects
in our area.
Bus rapid transit is a popular concept right now. Retasking
the lanes on Marietta Street from four to two lanes for cars and two
lanes for buses should be considered. Or, Northside Drive may be better
suited for this role. A brochure on this topic was also provided.
Eric also offered to provide some old applications for
us to use as guidelines.
Home Park Implementation Task
Force Bob Cain/group At the 2/19 HPITF meeting
it was decided to combine the Artery Master Plan Committee with
the HPITF into one entity and possibly call it The Upper West Side
Task Force. By forging our efforts we could take advantage of any
economies of scale and provide a more seamless transition between
the two neighborhoods. Meetings would be changed from Thursdays
to Wednesdays at 5:00 and still meet at Puritan Mill. The first
meeting of each month would focus on land use issues and topics
specific to the ARTery boundaries. The second meeting of the each
month would function as a Task Force meeting.
Meeting Wednesday March 12, 2003 5 p.m. Urban Realty Partners,
Puritan Mill, located at 950 Lowery Blvd NW.