Atlanta Public Schools is considering re-opening David T. Howard High School in the Old Fourth Ward to help alleviate overcrowding at Inman Park Middle School. According to Creative Loafing, Howard would be used for sixth, seventh and eighth graders while Inman would be turned into a “ninth grade academy” to help with overcrowding at Grady High School. The derelict Howard building, which fronts along John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, Randolph Street and Irwin Street, would require $40 million in renovations. Nearby, APS is considering razing the old Walden Middle School building to make way for sports fields.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded the city of Atlanta a $25,000 award to support ELEVATE, a public art exhibition program in Downtown Atlanta. “It is an honor to be recognized with this national grant as we prepare for the fifth year of ELEVATE,” said Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “With the support of the NEA, we will continue to enhance resident and visitor experiences with public art in Downtown Atlanta.” ELEVATE commissions artists, locally, nationally and internationally, to present large scale artworks in public spaces.
Porsche Cars North America Inc. has officially opened its U.S. headquarters at One Porsche Drive near the northeast corner of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the new headquarters is expected to house 400 employees and the facility will feature a training center, classic car restoration and display area, business center, restaurants, and a Porsche Experience Center with a 1.6-mile test track.