On Tuesday, August 20, 2013 the official ribbon cutting ceremony took place for Westview’s KIPP STRIVE Primary School. The elementary charter school, which shares a campus with the KIPP STRIVE Academy middle school, was able to move into the newly constructed $10 million building for its second year of operation. In its first year it shared the adjacent historic school building with its middle school peers.
To view photos of the ribbon cutting ceremony please visit the KIPP STRIVE Primary School Facebook page.
A lot of progress has been made on the new KIPP STRIVE Primary school building since we last posted about it in November. With approximately one month left to go until the anticipated ribbon-cutting ceremony, the building, classrooms, and character of the school is taking shape. Before long the building will be bustling with children, teachers, and parents. In the meanwhile take a sneak-peek of the construction by visiting our Westview Facebook page.
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: Washington High School—Auditorium (near intersection of Beckwith Street & Whitehouse), 45 Whitehouse Drive, SW Atlanta, GA 30314
Details: Learn more about the Southwest Multi-Use Trail. Please join us for the kick-off meeting to discuss the preliminary design of the Southwest Corridor, including transit and a multi-use trail. This 3.4 mile corridor will start at Lena Avenue (Washington Park) and will end at Allene Avenue. The corridor design will also include streetscapes, landscape design, access point identification, and proposed transit stops.
On January 12, 2013 the Atlanta BeltLine and PATH Foundation held the groundbreaking for the new “Southwest Connector Trail.” Since then construction for the trail has been well under way. The results are already looking very promising with a lovely meandering path through the forest along a creek, nicely designed bridges, and a granite seating area.
The trail is not in Westview, but is conveniently located a few blocks down Westwood Avenue in the Westwood Terrace neighborhood (just west of Westview) and will be a great amenity for Westview residents. Once complete the trail will connect the Westwood Terrace neighborhood with the Lionel Hampton Trail.
To view more photos of the Southwest Connector Trail being constructed please visit our Westview Facebook page.
Construction of the KIPP STRIVE Primary School has been well under way since its groundbreaking in June 2012. The construction of the new school building is being funded thanks to a successful $10 million capital fundraising campaign. The new building is being constructed adjacent to the existing KIPP STRIVE Academy Middle School, which is housed in the nearly 100-year old former J.C. Harris Elementary School building. Kindergarten KIPPsters have started classes in 2012 in the middle school building and are due to move to their brand new classes in the 2013-2014 school year.
To view more photos of the KIPP STRIVE Primary Construction please visit our Westview Facebook page.
Construction of Westview’s $1.8 million BeltLine path is well under way. Work started across from Westview Cemetery’s gates and is progressing along various portions of Langhorn Street and Muse Street. The Westview Community Organization hopes to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony in June when construction of the path is set to be complete.
1) View from Ralph David Abernathy Blvd towards Muse Street. Part of the road on Muse has been torn up to build the path.
2) The meandering path is laid out along Muse Street.
3) A concrete wall is being poured along Langhorn Street near the Fulton County Training Center.
4) The path connecting Langhorn Street and Westview Drive is being poured.
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Westview can be excited for the next step forward in the BeltLine process. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has given the PATH Foundation and the BeltLine the thumbs up to start construction of the trail on the eastern and northern borders of Westview.
Creative Loafing has written a short article about Westview’s BeltLine trail: “Southwest Atlanta Beltline trail gets green light” (Click link to read the article.)