Tag: Atlanta

Checking into the SCADpad

So, SCADpad? From the website for the micro-housing initiative by the Savannah College of Art and Design: SCADpad embraces and advances the university’s deeply rooted commitment to adaptive reuse by utilizing a parking structure at SCAD Atlanta to create an…

Atlanta’s Beltline: here to stay, expanding, and looking pretty cool

I don’t know enough about Atlanta’s geography or the particulars of the Beltline to say anything original about the project to create a ring of trails around the city. But my fellow blogger Ed at Peach Pundit says: “At the…

NYT’s take on the Braves’ move to new stadium in Cobb County

A typically interesting piece from Kim Severson at the New York Times: With Braves Set to Move, a Broader Look at Atlanta. From the article: As demographics changed and development migrated to the largely white suburbs, the team remained a…

A few thoughts on the Atlanta Braves moving to Cobb County

I should begin by saying that I have never been to a Braves game. I have never been to Turner Field, and I haven’t even been to Atlanta in several years. So I don’t have a dog in this hunt.…

Atlanta Braves abandoning Turner Field, moving to new stadium in Cobb County in 2017

Well I was sort of shocked to see this post this morning on Peach Pundit (the excellent political blog that I contribute to sporadically): UPDATED: Atlanta Braves plan move to Cobb County by 2017 The post has a variety of…

Incredible 911 audio from Atlanta: bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff calms gunman

Several of my friends on Facebook shared this audio today, so I knew it must be worth a listen. And, wow. Bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff was in the office when Michael Brandon Hill entered Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in…

Housing’s long hangover: 42% of Georgia mortgages still underwater

From the AJC’s More than 40 percent of Georgia homes are underwater: “The nationwide data, complied by Zillow at the end of last year, identified the worst 1 percent of ZIP codes in terms of the percentage of mortgage holders who owe more than their homes are worth. Georgia has nearly a quarter of those ZIP codes, most of them arrayed in a crescent around Atlanta’s southern flank. Michigan, the next hardest-hit state, has only half as many ZIP codes in the worst 1 percent.”

AJC: “Atlanta streetcar project faces scrutiny,” but clearly moving ahead

From the AJC’s Atlanta streetcar project faces scrutiny: The project is already several months behind schedule and millions of dollars over the original budget. To avoid further delays, the three collaborators on the project — MARTA, the city of Atlanta…

National spotlight for Atlanta’s proposed BeltLine, which is converting old rail lines to multi-use paths

The BeltLine is an ambitious rails-to-trails project that would link 45 Atlanta neighborhoods.

Renewed attention on prospects for High Speed Rail between Atlanta and Savannah

Despite the disparity in size of the two cities, the advantages of high speed rail travel are pretty obvious. Atlantans could get fast and reasonably inexpensive access to a major tourist destination, while Savannahians would have much easier access to one of the nation’s most important metro areas. The possibilities for business generally and for the creative economy specifically are tremendous. There would be massive benefits to the state’s economy.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed wants high speed rail to Savannah

I first spotted this at Peach Pundit, but here’s Maria Saporta in Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says he’s staying — not joining Obama administration

Home prices continue upward trend, but expect seasonal softness over the winter

S&P/Case-Shiller indices were released yesterday that showed a continued rebound in home prices off the post-recession lows. The prices for the 20-city composite index were up 2 percent in August 2012 from August 2011. From Case-Shiller: The 10- and 20-City…

Savannah has something Atlanta wants: a real city center

“The economy has changed, but the plan doesn’t need to,” said Sottile, referencing the city squares that Gen. James Oglethorpe laid out almost 300 years ago. “It survived the American Revolution, the Civil War and the 20th Century. And now it’s defining sustainability in the 21st Century.”

Zillow: Home prices up year over year, but about 30% of mortgages still underwater

Nationally, home prices are up compared to a year ago, according to Zillow, but that’s not the case for Atlanta, Charleston, Jacksonville, and plenty of other cities.