Realistically the "boat has been missed" in affordable housing
E. is important in appropriate locations to prevent negative impacts on neighbor
Disparity of street lighting throughout neighborhood
Mix of services - shops close by, services available in walking distance. Especially the Memorial corridor because zoned commercial. Mixed use development. Improvement in the schools and the school system.
More visible police patrols
Creative design will help get affordable housing into the area
Taxes make preserving income dist. difficult.
Enforcement of building code regulations to get ride of some of the trash (couches, sinks, construction debris)
Canopy over overpass
Minimum req. for affordable housing std.
Construction debris left on the curb - not being picked up
Neighborhood still needs to be veh usable
Some parts feel more secure than others - Oakland feels safer
No code enforcement to prevent renovation debris from being left outside
Walkablity in regards to fresh produce and coffee type retail
The park!! Going back to the 50s and 60s when "on the brink", the park and zoo kept the amenity in the area
Area is surrounded by poorer areas
Having a greater connection to MARTA
Auto lien placed if the city has to pick-up const. debris
Using the park and cem. as destination
Still have to make sure alarms are set
Development of destinations within the park
Property tax relief is important. People already there should be able to keep their homes.
Safety has gotten much better over the past 10 years
Commercial services, particularly a place to buy food
Streetscape Boulevard and add improvements, convert to three-lane (turn lane in middle). Add bike paths.
Income tax relief trigger legis. in the works.
Rehabing sidewalks, having contiguous sidewalks
Retain mixed income within the area--b/c the neighborhood association doesn't have broad participation from mixed income residents--bringing dif. groups of people on board
Sidewalk repairs, retaining walls, curb repairs - elderly can't afford or coordinate it - city program to help out those who can't afford to do these improvements
Commercial est. are very important. Grocery store. There is not one.
Masterplan for coordination of all ideas, with strong land use connection
Retaining the mixed-income character of the neighborhood - need to get ahead before out-pricing the area. Maintain the diversity of the people in the community. Greater mix of uses
Incremental green space (small amounts, pocket parks, planting strips
Social aspects of shopping. Interaction while shopping.
The populace has gotten more transient so people don't know their neighbors
Connecting neighborhood with the rest of Atlanta with bike trails
Make streets safer going to MLK Center
Find a way to get a small scale grocery in the area.
Control the traffic, boom boxes, noise enforcement
Identify anchor businesses on the corners of Memorial and Boulevard
Placing better operations and patrols in the park right now to protect the resource
Grant Park is designed as a pedestrian park and should remain so
High property [taxes] encourages housing and condos, but doesn't offer services
Vacant lots that are overgrown - nobody claims them and they continue to be overgrown
Cherokee - S. on Memorial before I-20 - left hand apt. complex, fits in with the single family homes, good example of mixed use. Behind the Orthodox Church high-density unit mixed in, they are nicely mixed into the community. Balance between rentals & owned
Team needs to also be aware of master plan for Memorial Dr
Focusing on commercial and industrial zone--having a positive impact on neighborhood
Vacant property - Kalb Street - needs to be dealt with
Group wants to see action from the plan (formally approved or from this week) is actually implemented quickly
Schools - great schools enhance the neighborhood value
New development needs to blend in with the neighborhood.
Coalition with neighboring groups make NPU stronger
Traffic on Boulevard - it is dangerous without barrier between sidewalk and street
Feel the need for more in-neighborhood service areas - small store, doctor's office, etc.
Traffic through Grant Park is terrible, esp. truck traffic.
Boulevard Ave dev. traffic control
Boulevard needs traffic calming
Want to keep development in the same style and feel of the existing/historic structures
Need alternative truck routes. Trucks destroying trees. Noise and pollution.
The team should look at the park - pond redevelopment?
Adopt "cool community" guidelines
Atlanta Ave. , Boulevard, truck traffic.
Cherokee and Sidney are fast streets.
Maintain development that encourages income diversity
Need for traffic calming.
Who can you call about commercial truck traffic?
Cruising has decreased. No cruising ordinance and sign appeared and traffic has decreased.
Cruising is troublesome in the summer.
Park is not supposed to be used for large events/festivals
Speed bumps and stop signs.
Festivals don't enforce the rules of the park
Sidewalks and storm drains needed!
Trash covered sidewalks. Pick issues.
Street maintenance (potholes) needs to be increased.
Sidewalks are dangerous - example Pavilion St off Cherokee - stretch does not exist
Special trash pickup is not recognized yet.
Sidewalks - garbage trucks are cutting corners and rutting sidewalks
Cannot walk on the sidewalks--broken, trash.
Trashmen dump trash on street.
The infill and development potential along the Memorial Drive Corridor
Storm drains need to be cleaned out. People rake leaves into gutter.
Memorial Drive has opportunity for viable business - 6 Ft Under & Ria's
Caging to prevent clogging of storm drains.
Taxes and home ins. are high. Not feeling that the services = fees paid.
The bridges over I-20 - make them pedestrian friendly - they are the middle of the neighborhood and they visually disconnect
Street light times crossing Georgia
The light at Hill and the Freeway - example of not accommodating residents
Rather than waiting for people to come in and rent businesses - how to attract
Attractiveness & rehab of the Ga. Ave corridor to Turner Field.
Want the plan to be good and have some teeth to enforce the plan
Parking? There is not enough w/ commercial est.
Retain residential use in interior areas, with commercial areas on exterior
Neighborhood review for commercial dev. and impact.
Development of Grant Park community voice
Parking in front of house is good--sense of community.
Memorial Drive Development --- Mixed use!
Managed approach for the area or a CDC and offer incentives to bring in the right types of mixed use.
Parking Impact studies @ Cherokee and Glenwood
Revitalize retail strip along Georgia Ave. near the stadium.
Traffic -- creating alternative traffic (bike, walk, train)
More inviting route to and from parking to relieve impact on the community (for new and existing bus.)
How can we share the tourist attractions that we have with others without being swamped - off site parking, tram, MARTA linkage, deduct ticket price from transportation, charge a parking fee, encourage people to take MARTA, putting an ad in the paper
Successful bus line, better connections with other transportation options.
Parking on the bridge is possible.
Ambassador Program or police to walk around or bike cops. Need the program Midtown Alliance Blue
Tax Credit for cleaning up your own property
Plan to deal with traffic flow from Glenwood Park development
Reconnecting streets over I-20
Money earned at the park needs to be reinvested in the park
Zoning doesn't seem to control dev pattern properly
Disparity in sidewalk maintenance - owner maintained (some people care, others don't)
What needs to be done to make Grant Park a more desirable place to live?
More affordable housing along Memorial Drive - a good place for infill
Separate recreation and greenspace uses. Parking is an issue for those attending recreation events. Have to pay to park on your own street. Zoo/ picnic activities cause parking nightmare from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Creation of a medium sized Publix or Kroger to shop
Find a spot for good walkable shopping
Grant Park is looked at as place that people want to get to while visiting the zoo, park, etc. It should be looked at as a place where people live and realize that those people need to get to other places in Atlanta.
Would like the zoo to create shuttle service from Turner Stadium parking.
MARTA should allow residents more spaces at MLK station parking.
Vacant lot at MLK station should be zoo, Cyclorama, and park MARTA stop.
Tunnel at MARTA station is very pedestrian UNfriendly. Should create skywalk.
Developing a good middle school
Developing a middle school
Rodent issues, especially in school
Schools are an important component part of the community retentnion