Friday, March 1, 2013
107-year-old bridge is on the verge of becoming structurally unsafe.
OLD FOURTH WARD — The Atlanta BeltLine Inc. and the Atlanta Public Works Department said the year-long replacement of the Edgewood Avenue Bridge, is expected to begin March 18. Of all the bridges in the city, the 107-year-old span, which connects Old Fourth Ward and Inman Park, is the most structurally unsound, underscoring the need for a replacement. The $4.5 million project to replace the 200-foot concrete bridge is expected to last until April 2014 and will close the stretch of Edgewood between Krog and Randolph streets. And with its closure, traffic on Edgewood, a major thoroughfare into Downtown, will have to be diverted: The detour routes weren't necessarily seen as optimal by residents of those streets, particularly Irwin, where …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Residents want a solution to being parked off their street by visitors to Little Five Points
INMAN PARK — The city's public works department says residents of Colquitt Avenue NE could learn by early April if their application for residents-only parking will be approved. "This application is still in process," spokeswoman Valerie Bell-Smith told East Atlanta Patch. "We are completing traffic studies associated with the request. "Once all studies are complete a recommendation will be sent the neighborhood advising them of our findings and whether or not their application is approved. We expect to have the response completed by early April 2012." Colquitt Avenue homeowners created a plan that mandates residents-only parking from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily. Residents saw it as a compromise with businesses in Little Five Points that …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Inman Park attorney Rod Edmond is one half of the Edmond & Lindsay law firm. He's also a doctor.
GRANT PARK — When it comes to malpractice and the law, Rod Edmond has a particularly unique perspective. Edmond, who is a physician, also is an attorney and that allows him special insight into an issue that has been part of the state and national discussion on malpractice costs. Congress and the Georgia Legislature have looked at tackling those costs through tort reform efforts that would limit payouts. Medical practitioners lament the cost of malpractice insurance makes the business of medicine in some states too cost prohibitive to run their own practices. Georgia, for example, ranked 10th nationwide in medical malpractice payouts in 2012, with $86 million, according to an analysis by Diederich Healthcare, a malpractice insurer. Among …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Dog had been missing since at least 7 p.m. Feb. 20, but is now back home.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, February 21
UPDATE (10:52 a.m.): Trekker's owners report that he has been found safe and sound. Original Post: INMAN PARK — Trekker, a 16-year-old male chow managed to escape an open gate without his collar. He is reddish-brown in color and is about 35 pounds. He does not move fast. He is extraordinarily gentle, but may growl if you touch him. He has very little hearing/sight. If you have seen him, please call Dave Andersen at 404.524.7792 or 678.612.9161.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Residents, parents and of course, kids celebrate new, children's play area.
INMAN PARK — After years of planning and intense fundraisers, it came down to this: The "snip-snip" of a pair of scissors, applause and the pitter-patter of pint-sized feet and children's laughter. On Saturday, residents of the neighborhood held a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony to offically open the new playground in Springvale Park. The equipment and its installation in late January, followed roughly $104,000, that the playyground committtee raised, including grants of $20,000 from the city and $47,000 from Park Pride. City, neighborhood organizations recognized at the dedication included the City of Atlanta Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, Park Pride and the Inman Park Neighborhood Association. Local businesses …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Property will be converted into condos and single-family home.
INMAN PARK — A developer looking to redevelop the Lizzie Chapel Baptist Church property has closed on the deal, the C Group, a commercial real estate arm of KW Commercial Atlanta Midtown, said. Terms of the deal for the historic property at 850 Euclid Ave. were not disclosed. The church is slated to be developed into a single-family home by the buyer, Larry B. Culbertson, managing broker of the C Group, told East Atlanta Patch in a statement. Culbertson represented the seller, LBK Investments LLC. A confidentiality agreement barred him from disclosing the buyer. Some 18,000 square feet of the property is zoned for a small conodominium development, he said. This deal replaces one reached last year with a different developer. That deal fell …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Some two dozen cars were vandalized.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, January 30
INMAN PARK — Atlanta police are investigating a series of auto break-ins reported Jan. 28. Police initially responded to reports of 20 to 25 vehicles being damaged, APD spokesman Officer John Chafee said. Some of the vandalized vehicles were at 185 Montag Circle and the others were at 870 Inman Village Parkway, he said. Officers were able to interview 13 victims in their initial investigation, but only two reported that items were missing from their cars. — Péralte Paul
Monday, January 28, 2013
After an absence of several years, the spelling bee returns to Mary Lin Elementary.
Monday, January 28
by Boyd Baker CANDLER PARK — It’s been a few years since Mary Lin Elementary had a spelling bee. Parent Gary Capelouto used to organize one within the school but it ended when Gary’s kids left the school. Annis Barry in Candler Park felt that Spelling Bees are an American institution that needed to return. “Bees provide a link to the past. Spelling contests have been around since the time of the one-room schoolhouse,” says Barry. Since the school administration didn’t want the Bee to interfere with the school day, Barry worked with volunteers to create a PTA event on Thursday, Jan. 17. Buzzy® for Pain Relief painless shot helper sponsored the event and MoJo’s Pizza in Oakhurst donated dinner for the 6 p.m. event. With 23 students in both …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Four wanted for questioning in Jan. 13 incident.
REYNOLDSTOWN — Atlanta Police have released surveillance video of the four men wanted for questioning in connection with a Jan. 13 armed robbery on Seaboard Avenue. The victim told police he was walking on Seaboard Avenue close to the Inman Park Marta station and the Reynoldstown-Inman Park border when five men approached him, one of them asking him for gum. As he checked his pockets, he pulled out his mobile phone. One of the men asked him to use it and then walked away with the phone. When he protested, one of the men brandished a weapon. Though he reported being accosted by five men, the video only shows four. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404.577.TIPS (8477).
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Group of Inman Park homeowners sought judicial review.
A Fulton County Superior Court judge is expected issue a ruling this week regarding a planned development in Inman Park. Judge Kimberly M. Esmond Adams heard arguments last month regarding the 280 Elizabeth St. project. A county spokeswoman said Monday Esmond Adams' decision is to be filed this week. A number of Inman Park residents went to court seeking a judicial review of the process that ultimately approved the $45 million mixed-use development. Their core argument is that the Atlanta Urban Design Commission acted beyond the scope of its discretionary powers when it granted variances to the project's developer in August of last year. The project calls for the construction of 204 rental units, a swimming pool, between 38,000 and 39,000 …