Eco Depot at Charm and Sustainability Ambassador Program

Councilmember Carla Smith is hosting the 8th Annual Eco Depot at the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials. The event will be held at the CHaRM center (1110 Hill Street SE Atlanta, GA 30315) from 9am to 2pm.

Also please see below for information about the Youth Sustainability Ambassador Program, along with the Summer 2018 Agenda. You can apply here

Hank Aaron Dr. and Haygood St. Closed for filming 4/20

Paramount Pictures will be filming scenes for the feature film “Instant Family” in Georgia March through May 2018.

On April 20th from 8AM to 4PM, we will be filming some driving work on Hank Aaron Drive SE between Ormond Drive and McDonough Blvd there will be a message sign notify the
neighborhood and through traffic of the street closure on Hank Aaron before our filming date. Detour routes will be marked accordingly.

We have been working closely with the Georgia Film Commission and the Atlanta Film and Entertainment Office. We will have secured all necessary permits by the date of filming.
Moreover, local law enforcement will be assisting us with traffic control, security and general safety. Our goal is to maintain safety in addition to having the lowest possible impact on the
surrounding community.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Key Assistant Location Manager, Julietta Rey del Castillo at 470­747­3261 or

Detour routes follows: filming detour

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, a new fundraising ride benefitting Grady Hospital will be staged in downtown Atlanta. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., 4 different bicycle rides will leave
from the Northside Drive entrance to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. We are very excited to be bringing this new opportunity for cycling to the City of Atlanta
and hopeful this event will become a great new tradition for our community. As with events of this nature, there is a need for limited street and lane closures.
The rides at 7:30 a.m. (100 miles), 8:30 a.m. (50 miles) and 9:30 a.m. (25 miles) will head south and west towards East Point/College Park. There will be rolling intersection
closures as the peloton passes for the first 5 miles. This will primarily impact traffic on Chapel, Peters and Lee Streets. Riders will return using “rules of the road” and will not
should not have any impact on traffic.

The ride at 9:45 will be a 5-mile closed course route through downtown Atlanta with some full and some partial street closures. Working with the Atlanta Police
Department and the City of Atlanta, closures will be implemented immediately prior to the ride start and will be lifted in a rolling manner as the last cyclist completes the
course. We expect all cyclists to be finished no later than 11:00 a.m. Lane and street closures during that time include:

Centennial Olympic Park Drive, NW, between Marietta Street and Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. (two left lanes closed)

Ivan Allen Jr., Blvd., between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Peachtree Street (two right lanes closed)

  • Peachtree Street will be closed in all directions between Ivan Allen, Jr., Blvd., and Decatur Street (officers will allow cross traffic in between flow of cyclists)
  • Decatur Street between Peachtree Road and I-75/85 (some lanes closed)
  • Hill Street will be closed in both directions between Pratt Street and Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., between Hill Street and Jesse Hill, Jr., Dr. (right lanes closed)
  • Capitol Avenue between Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd and Trinity Avenue (lanes closed)
  • Trinity Avenue will be closed in both directions between Capitol Avenue and Ted Turner Drive
  • Haynes Street between Ted Turner Drive and Walker Street (lanes closed); with full closure between Peters and Walker Streets
  • Walker Street between Haynes Street and Andrew Young International Blvd. (lanes closed)

You can view a map of the 5-mile route here: VeloCity 5 Mile City Ride Route or VeloCity 5 mile Route We hope this notification is helpful and that you will let us know if there is any additional
information we can provide. You can contact our Event Director, Joselyn Baker, directly at

Thank you in advance for your understanding and support of this great new opportunity for our city and for Grady.

Wells Fargo Down Payment Assistance Program

Wells Fargo’s NeighborhoodLIFT program – with down payment assistance grants and homebuyer education – helps mortgage ready homebuyers make homeownership more affordable, achievable and sustainable.

The NeighborhoodLIFT event takes place May 4-5 at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart, where prospective homebuyers may reserve down payment assistance grants to purchase a home in the counties of Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, or Gwinnett. Prospective homebuyers are encouraged to register to attend the event at or by calling (866) 858-2151. In addition, prospective homebuyers may participate in financial education sessions.

To be eligible, annual incomes must not exceed 80 percent of the local area median income, which is about $55,750 for a single household up to a family of four. Veterans and service members, teachers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians may reserve $17,500 down payment assistance grant.

Wells Fargo will collaborate with the city of Atlanta, NeighborWorks® America and its network members, Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc. (ANDP) and NeighborWorks Columbus to implement the program. The 2018 Atlanta NeighborhoodLIFT follows the 2012 Atlanta NeighborhoodLIFT program that created 378 homeowners by offering homebuyer education plus $15,000 down payment assistance grants with an $8 million commitment by Wells Fargo. Since February 2012, LIFT programs have helped create more than 17,150 homeowners in 57 communities.

Summerhill Development Update | Quarterly Newsletter

Next Wednesday, Carter is presenting it’s quarterly update of the Summerhill / GSU development. In advance of next Wednesday’s Quarterly Meeting (April 11th at 6pm at the Fanplex), they wanted to share a newsletter with us.

Summerhill Newsletter

Carter is planning on making this a quarterly newsletter, in which they provide updates related to the development along Georgia Avenue and around Georgia State Stadium. As this is their first edition and they welcome feedback for future publications.

Toxic Substance Awareness Video from CDC

CDC is running an awareness campaign about Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). They’re sharing a brand new video about what PFAS is and what you can do about it. It’s just over two minutes long and gives a quick overview of how PFAS in drinking water affects us.

How much do you know about PFAS? This toxic chemical is found in Teflon and other non-stick, stain-resistant products, and also in the drinking water of over six million Americans. Check out this two minute video to learn more. #NationalTeflonDay

Sustainable Vendor Fair!

Join us at The Mayor’s Office of Resilience Vendor Fair, May 4, 2018 at 10:00am! Vendors will have the opportunity to meet and connect with City departments. We encourage all businesses offering sustainable goods and services to attend. Please feel free to share with your networks!

*Registration Eventbrite link will be available next week.