DH / JR
The results of our work should enable change…that is our focus
Voiced concern over the lack of residential participation along
BG / FH
Clarified borders and the reason for the current configuration of
the Artery Association’s limits. Basically the parallel streets
along Marietta were viewed as the boundary for our immediate area.
The zone is viewed as a linear series of nodes or neighborhoods
which have Marietta Street in common. Mentioned that actually there
is good residential membership, however a majority is business.
The late Lewis Brown of Winter Properties hosted monthly meetings
on Means Street
100’s on email list however only 50 active members (volunteered
Membership seems weak on the CNN side of the corridor.
Residential membership may need to be increased.
Mike mentioned how his experience on Marietta St (560 Mar.) gave
him insight into how difficult it will be to work with zoning along
Asked to confirm that an impact study is not a predicated step to
– it is not -
Dialogue to include large players:
NW Corridor (NCA)
Ga Tech (Campus master-plan and student work)
Home Park (Shared Data)
Midtown Blueprint (Shared Data)
Central Atlanta Progress – CAP study for the CBD
Jones Alexander redevelopment
Georgia Tech plans to abandon Tech Parkway. This will send increased
traffic to our corridor. We need to plan for this and work with
GT to develop an appropriate transition.
An initial idea for an “at grade”
intersection for North Avenue and Marietta St. was mentioned.
Northside Drive to Atlantic Station then becomes a big issue…also
the North Side Drive Corridor study and Studies by CAP 2 years ago
for this area.
Desire to have a voice in how the Artery develops…
LCI Grant defined:
Livable Communities Initiative- Atlanta Regional Commission adopts
the results of LCI studies. We produce a concise outline of what
our community desires in terms of future development of the Artery.
We submit this information. We get funding to do the appropriate
studies and documentation to support our desires. Once approved
as a viable master plan for development with a concise community
outline…funding is sought which allows implementation of the
A livable community is one which exists at a transit node or along
a transit corridor. We will seek to define our area of study as
a transit corridor.
The current lawsuit over the Northern Arc (2.4 Billion dollars)
is holding up funding for all road improvements…
It is thought that our only two representatives for this area are
Starnes and Ivory…
November is the next deadline for LCI grant
applications. Dan Rauter (spelling) with ARC can provide information
on LCI applications and a time table for when they are due.
On Northside Drive there was a transit site
purchased for $10 million but it has not materialized.
GRTA meeting on the 28th (Monday) that she will attend. Believes
no new topics only a presentation of what has been decided. 12 initiatives
narrowed down to 3 or 5 schemes…
Goals for the MAA-MPC should be to define the corridor … seek
and identity …and to define the quality and character of our
Sitting on the Regional Land Use committee he has heard the following:
1. Corridors are the only way out of the mess we are in
2. Transit options are needed
3. Condensation of projects into corridors
4. Uses come to the street…
5. Linear studies...less nodal zones in isolation
Mentioned we should check to see if Mar. St. is a state hwy….if
so we can expect even more delay in the process due to additional
LCI - 3 months for application requirements
to be collected is brisk but possible viewing our email and member
Proposed increase in the boundaries of the artery.
Linear corridor is enough but we can use the increased area as additional
A linear corridor is plenty to deal with … use the additional
area as “Greater Marietta St. Corridor” and show how
our decisions impact those neighborhoods.
Study is Linear along the corridor with Nodes of interest and density.
Also linkages E-W encourage these nodes. We could break up our study
into phases to implement some change faster to keep up with current
developments that are already on-line (Aquarium as the main example)
Points of interest along corridor could reinforce planning
Presented a large scale plan of the Artery area with developments
under construction or proposed/ completion dates for these projects
/ and a scenario for a light rail system to run along the rail tracks
that could feed into the GRTA Light Rail Ring which may or may not
be instituted along existing rail lines around the city. Also highlighted
were nodes and their adjacent communities/attractions. All in attendance
agreed that this would be a good addition to our study and could
be overlaid on our master plan.
In the interim:
EA checking on School Districts
EB checking on Zoning????
SB checking on congressional districts
FH checking on NPU’s
EA JR met to clearly define connections E/W
and to define the character of our central node GT/ARTS from Northside
Dr. to North Avenue. Discussed connections to Georgia Tech and re-establishing
connections to the West side of the tracks.
Established file download area and posted updates
SB / JR
Attended GRTA and reported on the meeting
File naming protocol established.