More than 1,000 business and civic leaders, residents and partners gathered at the Fox Theatre for the Midtown Alliance 2018 annual meeting on Feb. 13. “It was only due to the hard work of so many people that Midtown has become the jewel of the South,” said Midtown Alliance Board Chair Mark Toro in his opening remarks. Midtown Alliance President and CEO Kevin Green discussed current imperatives for Midtown amid an era of profound growth that has ushered in 5K new jobs announced for the district in the past 12 months and 30+ major development projects under construction or having cleared the development review process. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms discussed economic strategies, sustainability initiatives and affordable housing, while NCR’s Chief Human Resources Officer Andrea Ledford spoke about the impetus for landing the company’s new global headquarters in the heart of Midtown. Keynote speaker Janette Sadik-Khan challenged attendees to think about the function of streets, and how they can do more for a city than just move cars. To read the full recap and see the 2017 progress report, visit this link.
The Atlanta BeltLine will hold a combined Northside and Northeast Study Group meeting to discuss the design of the Northeast Trail on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at Rock Spring Presbyterian Church, 1824 Piedmont Ave., NE, Atlanta, GA 30324. For more details, visit beltline.org.
The City of Atlanta Department of Corrections (DOC) has launched its third annual Love Our City community improvement campaign. From Feb. 14 to Feb. 28, residents are encouraged to submit requests to the Atlanta DOC for trash, debris and graffiti removal. The work will be completed by detainees who participate in the Inmate Work Detail Program at the Atlanta City Detention Center. All clean-up requests received by the Department will begin on March 1. To submit a request, please send an email to DOCCleanUp@Atlantaga.gov and include Love Our City in the subject line or dial 311, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.