Important! The Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative has added new events on the LRT and BRT options affecting our area. Don’t forget to register for one of the MARTA Clifton Corridor meetings this week to learn about the alternative alignments which will have an impact on properties adjacent the CSX.
In-Person Open House – July 14th, 2022 at 6:30 PM
In-Person Open House – July 16th, 2022 11:00AM – 4:00 PM
Virtual Public Meeting – July 19th, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Virtual Public Meeting – July 20th, 2022 at 6:30 PM
Signup to help the Piedmont Heights Business Alliance on Saturday, April 23rd @ 9:30am to clean up the long neglected properties on Cheshire Bridge between Lindbergh and Lenox Rd NE between the Lindridge-Martin Manor, Woodland Hills and Lavista Park neighborhoods.
It’s now time for LLCC to part ways with long time founding community partners. Lavista Park and Lindridge Martin Manor Neighborhood Associations responded to proposed Woodland Hills Area Historic Register District project funded by LLCC. LLCC is now free to evolve our mission with more focus on the Greater Woodland Hills Area Community.
LLCC weighs in on the 1493-1501 Lavista Rezoning after review of neighborhood planning studies. LLCC looks to the Blueprints study that included this Lavista Rd corridor area. The recommendations from the Blueprints report range from the impossible to the possible. One of the recommendations from that study envisioned a nature trail connection at approximately this location.
We believe a pedestrian connection oriented as a school walking route connection is beneficial after the recent work to extend the sidewalk on the south side of Lavista from Woodland to Shepherd.
It’s very common already in other intown neighborhoods to have these more direct walking paths to the neighborhood school that may or may not be documented right of way or easements. LLCC is negotiating with the applicant to incorporate a pedestrian easement here to facilitate a Safe Walking Route connection to Briar Vista Elementary School from Lavista Rd to Franklin Cir. Discussions are also underway with the property owners on the Franklin Cir side in attempts to fully implement this connection.
This week LLCC submitted an application to Georgia Department of Community Affairs for a Federal Historic Register District designation of Woodland Hills (combined Dekalb & Fulton). This is not a local historic district restricting permitting. However, any projects with federal dollars attached will require additional impact studies and reviews. The recent GDOT Carolina Rail Study did not identify Woodland Hills as a historic resource but did identify Zonolite Park as requiring additional studies if that project moves forward. This designation will also assist in obtaining grants to assist in certain neighborhood projects.
As a friendly reminder, MARTA will be hosting two virtual public hearings to consider the proposed fiscal year 2022 Operating and Capital Budgets. Join us Monday, May 10 at 11 am and Tuesday, May 11 at 6:30 pm on Facebook Live or YouTube as we layout our financial priorities for the next fiscal year, including service levels, fare structure, capital projects, and the economic impacts of Covid-19. To access by dial-in, please use the respective numbers and codes provided in the flyer attached and below. Visit https://itsmarta.com/public-hearings-meetings.aspx to view an overview of the budgets and share your input!
The budget may contain initiatives that may affect the Clifton Corridor Rail Connection to Emory or the Lindbergh Armour Master Plan.
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.