The Reserve at LaVista Walk is sold to REIT

Behringer Harvard acquires ATL apartments
from the Atlanta Business Chronicle

Behringer Harvard bought Buckhead apartment community The Reserve at LaVista Walk from Atlantic Realty Partners.
The Reserve at LaVista Walk

The Dallas-based company did not report financial terms.
The 283-unit, 4.4-acre development was finished in 2008 and is two miles southeast of Lenox Square Mall.
Behringer Harvard Multifamily REIT I Inc. includes investments in 31 multifamily communities in 12 states with a total of 8,732 apartment units
Read more: Behringer Harvard acquires ATL apartments – Atlanta Business Chronicle

5% Day at Whole Foods Market Briarcliff

 

Shop for a cause at Whole Foods Market Briarcliff! On Wednesday, June 30, Whole Foods Market will donate 5% of their net sales to the Lindbergh LaVista Corridor Coalition. Funds will be used for the continual development of the Confluence Trail system along the North and South forks of Peachtree Creek. Stop by the Briarcliff location to show your support and help raise important funds for the LLCC!

Plan 2040 Neighborhood Forums: Steering transportation in the right direction

Now that we FINALLY have a plan for funding regional transportation improvements, how should we spend our money? More transit? More HOV lanes? Sidewalks? You tell us: Please join The Civic League for the first of four Neighborhood Forums on Plan 2040 on Thurs., June 10 from 6:45 to 9:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Cobb Chamber of Commerce (240 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta GA 30339).
Developed and administered by the Atlanta Regional Commission, PLAN 2040 is metro Atlanta’s evolving plan to accommodate economic and population growth sustainably over the next 30 years. In developing Plan 2040, we have an opportunity for assessment, evaluation and possibly redirection as we develop regional policies and actions that direct resources for transportation investments and provide assistance to local governments. Citizen input and feedback is essential to creating a plan that accurately reflects and effectively addresses the region’s needs.
As always, Civic League Neighborhood Forums are open to all, but registration is requested to ensure that we have adequate seating and materials. The remaining three 2040 Forums will be held in July in Henry County, September in the City of Atlanta and November in Gwinnett County; dates and locations to be announced.

Lindbergh LaVista Corridor Coalition Inc. Receives a 2009 Constant Contact All-Star Award

Constant Contact recognizes the Lindbergh LaVista Corridor Coalition for commitment to best practices in email marketing
ATLANTA, GA — 19 April 2010 – The Lindbergh LaVista Corridor Coalition, today announced that it has received a 2009 All-Star Award from Constant Contact®, Inc., a leading provider of email marketing, event marketing, and online survey tools for small organizations. The Lindbergh LaVista Corridor Coalition was selected for meeting Constant Contact’s best-practice standards for the use of Email Marketing throughout 2009.
The Lindbergh LaVista Corridor Coalition received a 2009 Constant Contact All-Star Award for demonstrating best practices in the effective use of Constant Contact Email Marketing in the following areas:

  • Frequency of campaigns
  • Open rates
  • Bounce rates
  • Click through rates

“Our customers work hard to build strong relationships with their customers through email marketing and some, such as the Lindbergh LaVista Corridor Coalition , truly excel in this effort,” said Gail Goodman, CEO, Constant Contact. “We created our All-Star Awards to highlight those customers who are passionately committed to following our best practices as they work to improve their customer communications. We’re proud of the role we play in helping the Lindbergh LaVista Corridor Coalition be successful and we look forward to continuing to assist the coalition with its marketing efforts.”

Come to LLCC’s Electronics Recycling Event May 2! – Spring Cleaning Part 2

  

Harriet Hoskyns-Abrahall
Harriet Hoskyns-Abrahall

 
by Harriet Hoskyns-Abrahall  
Do you have old electronics hanging around the house? LLCC is organizing a recycling event on Sunday afternoon, May 2nd, 2:00 – 4:30 pm, to help you protect the planet and get rid of them painlessly at no, or the least possible, cost. Proceeds will benefit Tommy Nobis Center (TNC) in Marietta, which employs people with disabilities to dismantle the equipment for recycling so that nothing goes to waste. You will be given a blank receipt to complete for tax purposes.  
Free pastries and soft drinks will be served at the event, and there will be a clown and balloons for the kids. Come and meet your neighbors – and your tri-neighbors!  
Drop off location:
We will be collecting these items in a U-Haul truck in the parking lot of Peachtree Baptist Church at the intersection of Briarcliff Road and LaVista Road (parking lot entrance on LaVista Road). You will be given a blank receipt to complete for tax purposes).  
There’s no charge to drop off:
Cell phones, telephones, computers, CPUs, stereos, toasters, laptops, copiers, printers, VCRs, alarm clocks, remote controls, MP3 players, disk drives, can openers, camcorders, floppy drives, speakers, cameras, modems, mice(!), CD players, fax machines, game systems – we could go on!  
$5 EPA charge to drop off:
TVs with a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT), CRT computer Monitors. Both these have a $5 charge per CRT. We ask that you bring a check made out to TNC for us to pass on.  
Volunteers needed!  
This LLCC endeavor is part of the Spring Clean-up Initiative led by Sarah Hailey. Ricky Ram and I are also on the committee. Volunteers are needed to check in equipment, load the truck for TNC and serve cookies and drinks. All these jobs are great ways to meet your neighbors, too. We will not say no to passing trade! To sign up or ask questions, e-mail me at hh_a@bellsouth.net.

Cub Scouts help clean up creek

Rich Sussman
Rich Sussman, LLCC Environment Coordinator
from Rich Sussman
March 20, more than 35 Cub Scouts and parents from packs in Garden Hills and Toco Hills attacked the exotic plants and picked up trash on the Meadow Loop Trail along the North Fork of Peachtree Creek. This was the second time the scouts helped clean up the trail. Thanks to them and many neighbors, you can now walk the entire loop starting from the two exposed manholes to the overpass and then back along the stream to Lindbergh. Lots of that nasty kudzu, privet, multiflora roses and honeysuckle have been cut down, pulled up, and eliminated from the meadow. During the two workdays, nearly 20 bags of trash were collected along with tires, chairs, mattresses and a steel ammo box. As soon as Georgia DOT gives its permission, we will erect a sign heralding the trail as part of a longer trail system along the North and South Forks of Peachtree Creek. As the weather is finally brightening and getting warmer, please take the opportunity to stroll the trail – and feel free to pick up some trash during your walk!
See our website (www.lindberghlavista.org) to view more photos from this event.

Welcome, new Board Member: Yuki Takahara

Yuki Takahara
Yuki Takahara
Yuki Takahara is Assistant Manager of Nakato Japanese Restaurant. She also coordinates the Taste & Tour of Cheshire Bridge and organized the Cheshire Bridge Business Association (CBBA). Yuki graduated from UGA with a BA in Finance in 2006 and worked at an LA-based private equity fund and a software firm before returning to Atlanta in 2008 to manage the restaurant, her family’s business for three generations.

The Planning Process: Next Steps

David Green
David Green, Associate Principal - Perkins+Will

From David Green – Perkins+Will
As many of you know, we had a very good turnout at the General Membership meeting on March 11. We presented our approach to the continued planning efforts in the LLCC study area, including reviewing past planning documents (primarily the LLCC Blueprints Plan prepared by the Georgia Conservancy in association with the Georgia Tech College of Architecture), preparing a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) database for consolidating existing information and coordinating future efforts. We also discussed our efforts to garner funding through a community led grants application process.
After the presentation, there was lively discussion. The primary topic was the proposal, in the Blueprints, to provide a street (vehicular) connection between Cheshire Bridge Road and Melante Drive, as an extension of Woodland Avenue. Many at the meeting expressed concern over this proposal, especially about the possibility of creating additional vehicular traffic on Melante Drive. There was general agreement that a revision to the Blueprints document excluding this vehicular connection as a recommendation was desired.
There was further discussion about the appropriateness of other proposed connections in the Blueprints document. We described our intention to pull information from the Blueprints document and other planning efforts in the study area, and place it on an easy-to-access database that would allow everyone to comment on these plans.
Though much of the discussion at the meeting addressed issues in previous preliminary plans (primarily the Blueprints document), Perkins+Will has not yet initiated the actual planning process. We are now assisting with the grant application process and setting up the GIS database to allow us to move forward once funding has been identified. As I said several times in the meeting, it is our goal in this process is to protect the quality of life of the residents of the residential neighborhoods in the study area. It is not our policy to propose projects that are not supported by the neighborhoods. Rather, our focus is on determining the vision the neighbors have and assisting in the realization of that vision.
The Georgia Conservancy agreed to develop an addendum to the Blueprints document acknowledging the strong opposition voiced at the March 11 meeting for the conceptual Melante-Cheshire Bridge connection. This addendum has been added to the plan and the revised plan is now the version posted on both the Georgia Conservancy website and the LLCC website.
In closing, I want to reiterate in no uncertain terms that if the neighborhoods do not want a connection from Cheshire Bridge to Melante, we will absolutely not recommend it and provide in the record that this is the case. This is true for this specific situation, and it is true for the planning process in general.