Every community needs a “third place,” and with D Cafe’s re-opening at the new location, neighbors were once again able to meet and socialize during the special “Community Night at D Cafe.”
Atlanta Streets Alive will host its fourth annual southwest Atlanta event. Like in 2016, the route will start in Westview at Lucile Ave. and continue for 4 miles along Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. through West End, Adair Park, Pittsburgh, Mechanicsville, and Summer Hill before ending in Grant Park. From 2:00-6:00pm this stretch of road will be closed to automobile traffic and will instead allow people to explore the route as pedestrians, bicyclists, roller skaters, etc.
Come out and play on the street!
The Westview Neighborhood Commercial (NC) District, a project no less than eight years in the making, has become a reality when the Atlanta City Council voted to adopt the legislation at their December 5, 2016 meeting.
Westview neighbors first put the Master Plan and Neighborhood Commercial District projects on the agenda of the August 2008 Development Committee agenda. The next year and a half was spent researching other Atlanta master plans and neighborhood commercial districts, and finding grants to fund the required resident notifications about a planning workshop. The Neighborhood Foundation made it possible to hold the commercial district workshop in May 2010, which was led by Village Habitat Design and assisted by Development Committee members.
The outcome of the workshop was the Westview Master Plan, which was adopted by Atlanta City Council in 2001. The Neighborhood Commercial District was outlined in the master plan, and therefore ultimately helped the Westview Community Organization, Westview Commercial District Association, and City of Atlanta’s Office of Planning to work together to create the necessary zoning changes.
After a series of neighborhood meetings the legislation was introduced by Councilmember Cleta Winslow, and after the due process of coming before the Zoning Review Board (photo above), the Zoning Committee, and ultimately the Atlanta City Council, the legislation was approved to become Atlanta’s NC-15 district.
The Westview Community Organization hosted the 9th annual Westview Summer Solstice Celebration on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Like in 2015, the festival was held along the Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. commercial corridor in the Westview Village. The street was shut down for several hours as festival goers were able to walk down the street to enjoy the grill-off competition, vendor market, DJ music, kids crafts, and socialize with one another.
To see photos of the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration view the photo gallery below (click “continue reading”) or visit the Westview Facebook page.
Westview Summer Solstice Celebration – Save the date! Details to be announced.
Atlanta Streets Alive expanded their prior West End only route to go from Westview to Grant Park in 2016. Westview enjoyed being part of the route and included various activities, such as bubble blowing and double dutch jumping by Area West Realty, grilling and DJs by Cornerstone Church, a friendly kids vs. adults soccer match, DJ Kemit at Mutana, and more. The weather was perfect, the turnout was great, and Westview can’t wait to welcome Atlanta Streets Alive back in 2017!
To view photos of Westview at the Atlanta Streets Alive event check out the photo gallery below or visit the Westview Facebook page.
Atlanta Streets Alive will host its third annual southwest Atlanta event. In past years the event was held along Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. in West End. In 2016 the route is being expanded to start in Westview at Lucile Ave. and continue for 4 miles along Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. through West End, Adair Park, Pittsburgh, Mechanicsville, and Summer Hill before ending in Grant Park. From 2:00-6:00pm this stretch of road will be closed to automobile traffic and will instead allow people to explore the route as pedestrians, bicyclists, roller skaters, etc.
Groups, such as neighbors, churches, etc. are encouraged to set up activities along the route. In Westview participants will be able to enjoy Dominoes, a soccer match, and a special DJ set by DJ Kemit at Mutana, Inc.
Check out all the events happening along the route: Atlanta Streets Alive Walkabout
Come out and play on the street!
Michael Jones officially unveiled his art mural, “Letter Blue,” on Sunday, April 17, 2016. The artwork was created on the wall of a commercial building at the intersection of Ralph David Abernathy Blvd and East Ontario Avenue thanks to a grant from the City of Atlanta’s Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.
Jones explained that “Letter Blue,” with its fusion of the spinning downtown ferries wheel, interwoven with scenes from the Westview neighborhood, represents the inevitable changes – sometimes welcomed, sometimes controversial – that are happening in the city and the Westview neighborhood.
Join the Westview Community Organization, the Westview Commercial District Association, and the City of Atlanta’s Office of Planning on November 23, 2015, at 7:00pm at KIPP STRIVE Academy (1444 Lucile Avenue) for a public input meeting regarding the creation of a Neighborhood Commercial (NC) District along Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. This will be an opportunity for residents to provide input on desired uses for the district.
Neighborhood Commercial (NC) Zoning is a zoning classification used across the city to create and protect human-scale/pedestrian-friendly neighborhood commercial hubs. Existing NC districts include Little Five Points, East Atlanta Village, Virginia Highlands, Kirkwood, and Cascade Heights.
On February 16, 2016 the Westview Community Organization and the Westview Commercial District Association, in collaboration with the City of Atlanta’s Office of Planning, hosted the third public input meeting to rezone the Westview Village to the Neighborhood Commercial (NC) classification. Based on the feedback provided by neighbors the Office of Planning is working on drafting legislation for the NC district. The legislation will be presented at an upcoming Westview Community Organization and Neighborhood Planning Unit T (NPU-T) before being voted on by City Council.
To see photos of the meeting view the photo gallery below.