Committee exceeds $100K goal.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Péralte Paul
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Come February, the nearly 20-year-old playground in Springvale Park will get a makeover. Following three years of planning, discussion and most recently, fundraising, construction on a new playground for Inman Park's central greenspace is expected to break ground in the last week of January. It is projected to open in early February, Amy Higgins, who chairs the Springvale Park Committee, told East Atlanta Patch. The committee, which includes Eric Goldberg, Patty Murphy, Jane Smith and Kristina Murphy, raised about $104,000, including securing grants of $20,000 from the city and $47,000 from Park Pride. The playground makeover is designed to appeal to a wider age range of kids in Inman Park, as well as children who may have special needs, …
Neighborhood at the beginning of creating a master plan to help shape its future, crystallize its identity.
Inman Park and Grant Park are two historic neighborhoods known for their strong sense of identity and place in Atlanta. Residents of those neighborhoods, guided by development blueprints — or master plans — have largely helped to shape their respective communities' identities and set the boundaries for what's acceptable and not in terms of economic development. Those plans not only help create a vision for how their communities look today, but they also help keep that neighborhood identity in focus with respect to future growth and development plans. Candler Park, an historic Atlanta neighborhood that traces its beginnings to 1890, has an identity, too. But Candler Park doesn't have a master plan, something it is looking to change. The …