Westview on Cover Page of Atlanta Magazine

Westview on Cover Page of Atlanta Magazine

Westview had the honor of gracing the cover of Atlanta Magazine’s February issue. The cover story is about hot neighborhoods that are walkable and affordable.

Take a look for yourself: Where to Live Now in Atlanta 2018: Westview.

Westview Corner Grocery

Economic Development in Westview

Exciting progress is continuing to develop in Westview. Westview Corner Grocery is expected to open soon in the Westview Village at 1562 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. The store, which is being opened by Westview residents, will feature natural and organic foods, produce, craft beer and wine, grab-and-go foods, and standard convenient food items.

Down the street at the intersection of Ralph David Abernathy Blvd and Cascade Avenue a restaurant is scheduled to start construction in the historic fire station building across from the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail. Breakfast Everyday, or “B.E.D.,” will feature breakfast foods, accompanied by espressos, lattes, and a range of alcoholic beverages.

Just next door to the soon-to-be Breakfast Everyday restaurant is the recently opened Clutch Bicycle Shop, an exciting addition for both biker’s given its location adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine trail.

Westview Snow Sceneries

Snow Sceneries

Nothing makes a landscape look romantic, beautiful, and idyllic like a fresh snow dusting. And since we get so little of it in Atlanta we wanted to capture some of those neighborhood sceneries before they melted. Enjoy this edition of Westview snow sceneries!

This Old House Westview Edition

2018 Westview Community Organization Officers

We would like to congratulate the 2018 Westview Community Organization Officers!

President – Jason Hudgins
Vice President – Louis Ali
Recording Secretary – Anne Bailey
Corresponding Secretary – Paulette Montague
Treasurer – Jessica Grayson
Chaplain – Hattie Philpot

Turkey Give-A-Way

Turkey Give-A-Way

The Barber Loft has generously put on a “Turkey Day Give-A-Way” for several years now. This year they sponsored the popular event once again, giving away 400 free turkey’s for families to enjoy for Thanksgiving.

This Old House Westview Edition

Helping Our Seniors

The Westview Community Organization organized a “This Old House – Westview Edition” by providing much needed repairs to a neighborhood senior’s home. Neighbors rallied together to clean and paint the siding, as well as make repairs to a leaky roof and miscellaneous fixes.

Thank you to all the volunteers that came out and/or donated towards the cause.

Thanks to the success of this project, the Westview Community Organization would like to make this an on-going project. You can donate funds towards this senior aid project by donating money via PayPal:

BeltLine Westside Trail Grand Opening

BeltLine Westside Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On a melting hot late-September afternoon, a large crowd of people was present as the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail was officially opened to the public on September 29, 2017. The heat proved to be a popular choice of topic for speakers at the ceremony, which was hosted at Gordon-White Park. Among the guests of honor, which included expected individuals like Major Kasim Reed and council members, the BeltLine’s Brian McGowan and Rob Brawner, and representatives from key public and private partners, but also a surprise appearance by Representative John Lewis; whom, Mayor Reed jokingly noted, “just happened to be in the neighborhood.”

Upon completion of the speeches, the guests of honor crossed White Street to cut the ribbon at the access ramp to the Westside Trail, surrounded by a swarm of media and visitors. After the ribbon cutting frenzy, the crowd disbursed back to the park for a community celebration and strolls along the newly opened trail.

Ralph David Abernathy Complete Street Meeting

Ralph David Abernathy Complete Street Meeting III

The third Ralph David Abernathy Complete Streets meeting took place at KIPP STRIVE Primary on September 28, 2017. Participants were presented with three recommended routes and were encouraged to provide further feedback for their preference in direction. Another meeting is anticipated in November or December 2017.

Neighbors can still provide feedback via the feedback card or email engage@atlbeltline.org.

Project History
In 2014 Westview residents made a big impact when they came out in large numbers to request improvements in the neighborhood at a series of Infrastructure Bond meetings. The City of Atlanta listened and included a number of Westview projects on the list, including making Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard a “complete street” between Cascade Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.

What is a Complete Street?
“Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work.” (Renew Atlanta)

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) started initial project preparations in the summer, and has started to repave and restripe Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard in September 2017. This will result in a safer Westview Village due to traffic calming measures through reduced driving lanes, added on-street parking spots, and added bicycle lanes.

The City of Atlanta has hired the Atlanta BeltLine to facilitate the design process of creating a more pedestrian-friendly area along the road.