Meeting at Hurt Plaza
Central Atlanta Progress (CAP): Rick Reinhard and Paul Kelman
Artery: Mark Riley, John Reagan, Rhodes Perdue, Rob Levin, Curt
Frances Hamilton, Bill Gould & Max White
A Master Plan is not a legal document and its power lies in its
if the city adapts it into its Comprehensive Development Plan. At
it becomes a community force as developers must go through a board
use this document as a guideline for the "vision" of the
Curt reported that the Marietta Street Artery Association is currently
501C4. To get foundation grants and tax deductible contributions,
would need to have a sister 501C3 or convert itself into a 501C3.
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Livable Centers Initiative
usually provides $40-100,000 to an entity. The funds would be used
a master plan for the neighborhood. The plan would include bike
burying utility lines. Since the Artery is not a center, we would
its use as a transportation corridor/gateway concept of happy people
the trash and porno). The ARC's focus is to get people out of cars.
Gladding Jackson has been hired by GRTA (Georgia Regional Transportation
Authority; www.grta.org) for the
Study (how to link Cobb County to Midtown; MARTA may follow) and
Drive study is also in the works. Someone from ARC is going to work
Gladding Jackson's new office in Atlanta.
The local firm EDAW (www.edaw.com
) created Home Park's Master Plan
and Tunnell-Spangler (www.tunspan.com)
and Urban Collage (www.urbancollage.com)
served as consultants in other city projects. Frances is inviting
Bill Seay of Home Park
to join us at the next meeting.
Several methods were discussed about ways to raise money:
1. An Application to ARC. Converting to 501C3 organization would
Artery foundation status to be eligible to receive grants. A foundation
cannot be politically involved and an example of a community that
successfully did this and came up with a master plan is Northlake.
2. Tax Allocation/Tax Overlay District (very complex).
3. Community Improvement District (very complex).
The first steps for the Artery are:
1. To obtain 501C3 status to be eligible for grants and write-offs.
2. To submit the appropriate application(s) to LCI. A representative
to contact Dan Roder or Rob at ARC to obtain application. This application
may be completed by Artery volunteers or we could hire experienced
such as EDAW or Gladding Jackson to work on a speculative basis.
4. The Artery would need to establish a relationship with our City
Representative for sponsorship and support in our application.
Rick suggested that John Cheek of the Roswell Road/Sandy Springs
Revitalization program may be a good person to consult with the
also suggested that the Artery nurture a relationship with Georgia
they should be thrilled with our ideas. According to Paul, Bob Thompson
calls the shots there. Randy Roarke and Richard Dagenhart, with
of Architecture, have conducted studies with students that have
in the past.
Preliminary engineering for the Jones/Simpson/Alexander street project
should begin by first quarter of 2003.