Marta Track Replacement at Lindbergh Station

Next month, MARTA will continue its Track Replacement Phase IV (TR-IV) program with a major effort that will temporarily suspend rail service between Buckhead, Lenox, and Lindbergh Center stations and create significant service delays for some customers. Beginning February 16 at 9 p.m., through February 22 at 4 a.m., MARTA’s rail customers traveling through the affected stations will experience up to 30-minute service delays due to the track replacement effort.

Attention Cares Act $300 Tax Deduction

The 2020 Cares Act has instituted a provision allowing taxpayers who take the standard deduction to deduct up to $300 for charitable contributions. To qualify, donations must be cash gifts (including check and credit card) made by 12/31/2020.

If you take the standard deduction on your taxes, please consider making your $300 donation to the LLCC to quality for this one-time opportunity.  Make it a win-win by lowering your taxes and helping your Neighborhood by making your $300 donation today!  Choose your Neighborhood Support Partner Fund here.

North Fork Peachtree Creek Sewer Relief and Storage Tank

Atlanta Watershed is in the 30% design phase for the North Fork Sewer Relief Project to replace and nearly double in capacity the trunk line beginning from approximately where the North Fork converges with the South Fork Creek up to approximately Shady Valley Dr. and Converse Dr. area along Buford Hwy and Dekalb County border.  The trunk line to be replaced appears to be mostly along the west side of the Creek along I85 approximately along the Meadow Loop and Cheshire Farm trails.  Another phase of this project is a proposed high flow event storage tank at one of several locations proposed on GDOT owned property along Sidney Marcus and Buford Hwy.  This tank is much like the one installed a few years ago along the South Fork Peachtree Creek.  Atlanta Watershed plans to host public comment meetings as the project moves forward from the design phase.

Below is an excerpt from the Watershed November Newsletter:

EPA Announces $61.9 Million Loan to Atlanta to Improve Wastewater Management
Nationally, 36 WIFIA loans are helping finance more than $15.2 billion in water infrastructure projects
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a $61.9 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the City of Atlanta to help finance the construction of the North Fork Peachtree Creek Tank and Pump Station. This WIFIA loan represents the first loan provided under a master agreement with the city that will commit $216.8 million in WIFIA assistance over the next five years to help improve wastewater and stormwater management and benefit public health, water quality, and the environment.
“WIFIA is playing a critical role in President Trump’s commitment to upgrade our nation’s infrastructure, improve public health and the environment, and create good-paying, local jobs,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “This project will reduce the volume of sewer overflows along the entire length of the Peachtree Creek sewer system and is only the first part of an agreement with Atlanta that will commit well over $200 million in WIFIA assistance over the next five years.”
EPA’s WIFIA loan will help finance the construction of the North Fork Peachtree Creek Tank and Pump Station, an off-line temporary 15-million-gallon capacity storage tank for peak wet weather sewage flow. During significant wet weather events, peak flow will be diverted from the North Fork trunk sewer to the off-line storage tank. This project will significantly reduce the number and volume of sewer overflows along the entire length of the Peachtree Creek trunk sewer system, including eliminating sewer overflows during very large storms and smaller back-to-back storm events. By increasing sewer storage capacity and reducing sewer overflows, the project will protect public health and improve water quality in Peachtree Creek.
“EPA is proud to support the Atlanta’s efforts to modernize and upgrade their wastewater infrastructure,” said EPA Region 4 Administrator Mary S. Walker. “Through WIFIA, EPA is investing in crucially important local projects, which will result in a cleaner environment, improved public health, new jobs and a stronger economy.”
“The City of Atlanta’s Department of Watershed Management is extremely grateful to have been awarded a WIFIA loan to fund the very vital North Fork Storage Tank and Pump Station project,” said Commissioner for the City of Atlanta’s Department of Watershed Management Mikita Browning. “The capacity relief project will alleviate sewer overflows, add needed system capacity, and aid in continued compliance with our consent decrees.”
WIFIA is providing financial support at a critical time as the federal government, EPA, and the water sector work together to help mitigate the public health and financial impacts of COVID-19. This project phase will cost $126.4 million and EPA’s WIFIA loan will finance nearly half of that figure. The remaining project funds will come from the City of Atlanta. The WIFIA loan will save the City of Atlanta an estimated $25.2 million, while project construction and operation are expected to create 400 jobs. Since March 2020, WIFIA has announced twenty loans and updated five existing loans with lower interest rates, saving ratepayers over $1.3 billion.
For more information about the WIFIA program’s accomplishments through 2019, visit: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-announces-first-wifia-annual-report-highlighting-35-billion-infrastructure-funding.
For more information about the WIFIA program, visit: https://www.epa.gov/wifia.

Lindbergh Armour Master Plan

The Lindbergh Lavista Corridor Coalition has been selected as a Community Voices Partner to make recommendations and influence ideas on the Lindbergh Armour Master Plan.   What is the Lindbergh Armour study area and plan?  This study is a joint effort between City of Atlanta and MARTA to create a framework master plan that will build a sense of identity and integrate planning for transit, trails, ecology, and housing in the Lindbergh-Armour community.

 

Please join us to share your vision for our community.  We will be getting together soon, so please make sure you have joined the email distribution list to get the latest news and updates.

Homelessness Symposium Oct 11

Dekalb County is hosting an event with breakout sessions to discuss our local homelessness issue. Joining in will be DeKalb County Community Development Department, Our House, Inc., United Way of Greater Atlanta, and DeKalb County Continuum of Care. Become a part of the solution, and reserve your spot today!

When:
Friday October 11, 2019 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (Breakout sessions 2:10-3:10)

Where:
Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center
3181 Rainbow Drive Decatur, GA 30034

Registration:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-dekalb-county-homeless-symposium-registration-71653492525

Toll Brothers Milledge Place Project

The Toll Bros. Milledge Place Project will be on the agenda for the Tuesday, May 28 Board of Commissioners Meeting.  The meeting will be at Maloof Auditorium 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, starting at 6:30pm.  Please attend if you are available.

This item is early on the agenda so it will come up quickly and we’ll be done. It’s good to arrive early to get the handout.

It is absolutely essential that you turnout to voice your opinions for in support or opposition to this project.  All of the earlier meetings lead to trying to get a Zoning Decision at this meeting that is favorable to the Corridor’s interest!  There will be stickers and/or colored cards available at the entrance to identify neighborhood(s) attendees to the Commissioners. Commissioner Rader has shown he is willing to listen when his constituents are present.

Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative Summary

The Clifton Corridor Transit is a Marta Rail line connecting Lindbergh Marta Station with Emory University.  Generally, the line would follow the CSX railroad right of way.  We’ve included some information provided by MARTA on the rail  connection within the LLCC area.

Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative Environmental Review Summary 2013

Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative Environmental Review Summary 2013

 

Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative Fact Sheet Spring 2018

Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative Fact Sheet Spring 2018

 

Lindridge-Martin Manor, Woodland Hills, Lavista Park Morningside Neighborhoods Presentation 2018

Lindridge-Martin Manor, Woodland Hills, Lavista Park Morningside Neighborhoods Presentation 2018

 

For more information visit the Marta website dedicated to providing information on the Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative : https://www.itsmarta.com/clifton-corridor-overview.aspx

LLCC is approved for AmazonSmile Charitable Donations

Use the following link to support the Lindbergh Lavista Corridor Coalition with purchases that you are already making and support your neighborhood charity.  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases when using the AmazonSmile website and choosing Lindbergh Lavista Corridor Coalition as your charity.
Use the following link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-1517332