News Briefs: Grant Park parking deck; more apartments; new sidewalks

The city plans to build a 1,000-space, semi-underground parking garage with a “green roof” in Grant Park adjacent to Zoo Atlanta, according to a report at Atlanta Business Chronicle. The city says the project will accommodate current and future parking demand, reduce traffic congestion and improve safety. The building’s “green roof” will have planted vegetation to reduce storm water run-off, improve air quality “and create an attractive outdoor green space for the neighborhood,

A rendering of Accent Morningside
A rendering of Accent Morningside

Westplan Investors plans to develop nearly five acres of land on Cheshire Bridge Road into two new apartment complexes. According to a report from Tomorrow’s News Today, the firm will build Accent 2050 with 198 units and Accent Morningside with  239 unit. Accent 2050 will be built in place of The Doll House, a strip club that recently relocated to Sandy Springs, while Accent Morningide will be built across the street from Accent 2050, replacing the beloved Alfredo’s Italian restaurants which closed earlier this year.

The Atlanta City Council has approved legislation allocating $2.8 million for sidewalks around Atlanta Memorial Park, near Bobby Jones Golf Course in Buckhead. The 5-foot wide sidewalks will stretch one mile and will be constructed along Wesley Drive, Woodward Way and west of Northside Drive. This project will also include important storm drainage repairs. In addition to funding the new sidewalks, Dist. 8 Councilmember Yolanda Adrean  secured $2.2 million for the construction of a public, multi-use recreational trail and pedestrian bridge at the Bobby Jones Golf Course. The bridge across Peachtree Creek will allow pedestrians’ access to the north side of the Atlanta BeltLine Trail that runs through Tanyard Creek Park. In 2015, a new .3-mile PATH was completed to connect the future 10? path along Northside Drive to the Tanyard Creek Beltline.

 

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