Illegal Tire Dumping

Illegal Tire Dumping

Illegal tire dumping in southwest Atlanta neighborhoods has become such a nuisance that even the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has picked up a story (“Residents, businesses fed up with dumping ground”) about the problems. Thankfully there are two positive notes to add to this otherwise annoying topic:

For the short term: Councilmember Cleta Winslow is sponsoring a tire amnesty day on Saturday, February 27, 2010 from 9:00am to noon. Residents are asked to help pick up tires around the neighborhood and bring them to the drop-off site at the corner of Donnelly Avenue and Peeples Street in the Oakland City neighborhood. Westview residents will meet at 9:30am at Ontario Park to pick up tires in the community. Volunteers are appreciated!

For the long term: The AJC article indicates an illegal dumping hotline has been set up for this problem at 404-546-3867 or e-mail at

“Go West” Publicity

Westview’s collaboration with West End for the “Go West” holiday celebration is drawing great press for the neighborhoods! Read some of the articles:

Don’t know all the details? Check out the “Go West” page to read about times and locations!

BeltLine Art

BeltLine Art

Over the summer pieces of artwork randomly appeared at BeltLine/street crossings. The work was done through Reynoldstown-based art organization WonderRoots. Read an article about the art on the AJC. Here is a photo take at the Ralph David Abernathy Blvd and Muse Street intersection, which intersect with the BeltLine.

Westview Featured in AJC

Westview neighbors Scott and Mark had the honor of being featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s “Private Quarters” section. Photographer Sean Drakes visited them for 4 hours to create the “A private oasis” photo article. Read the article about this Westview couple’s home and garden.

BeltLine Project Leaps Forward

Westview can be proud of being a key puzzle piece to making the BeltLine a realty:

“By securing the Southwest corridor [GDOT land in Westview along Muse Street] and a portion of the Southeast corridor, the BeltLine is now ahead of schedule on Right of Way acquisition, and controls close to 50 percent of the BeltLine corridor. This agreement will allow ABI to continue transit and trail planning activities and open parts of the corridor up to the public within the next year.”

Read the related AJC article “Land deal adds another link to Beltline“.

AJC’s Vision of BeltLine in Westview

Although the article is three month’s old it is a piece that is sure not to be missed. AJC journalist John Kessler explored the BeltLine corridor along Westview’s commercial strip with the BeltLine Partnership’s Heather Hussey-Coker in February 2009. Not only does Kessler recognize the difference between the Westview and West End neighborhoods (for which we greatly applaud him!), but he also sees the same potential that so many Westview neighbors see: a flourishing commercial corridor amidst historic Craftsman Bungalows along a future stretch of the BeltLine. Additionally the timing of the Crazy Cajun restaurant opening couldn’t be better! 

Read the “Beltline opens lunch-stop possibilities” article.

Westview Artist featured in the AJC

Local Westview artist Michael David Murphy was featured in the AJC for his coverage of the 2008 election. Michael captured the rise of Obama through a series of photographs. His project, called “So Help Me”, was on display in Little Five Points during election week.

Read the full article.

Westview in the AJC

Westview is featured in an AJC article about “Atlanta’s Secret Places”. Westview will be featured in an exhibit called “Atlanta’s Secret Places” at the Atlanta Home Show. The Home Show runs from today, Thursday March 13, through Sunday, March 16. Other neighborhoods participating are: Adamsville, Collier Heights, West End, Oakland City, Adair Park, Capitol View Manor, Capitol View, Sylvan Hills, Vine City, Castleberry Hill, East Atlanta, Kirkwood, and East Lake.

Read the Article