Art on the BeltLine Seeking Artists and Art Professionals!

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is seeking visual artists, performers, musicians, lectures, and historic preservationists at every stage of their careers to apply for our 2018 exhibition season. Historic, environmental, cultural, functional, urban design, and/or aesthetic aspects of the Atlanta BeltLine may be good starting points to consider for potential proposal submissions. Projects should be well-researched, well-planned, and feasible. Although not limited to the following examples, potential projects might include all or some of the following:

  • Temporary art, sculptural or visual installations
  • Amenities for visitors-such as benches, bike racks, shade structures
  • Gateway or entrance works
  • Performance works of all kinds, including but not limited to street and travelling performers, parade, music, dance, theater and performance art
  • Utilization of fences or screening devices
  • Loan of existing artwork, such as sculptures or assemblages
  • Murals
  • Environmental works
  • School or class projects

Applications and materials must be received by 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 16, 2018.

For more information, please click here: RFP for AoAB 2018

Also from the Atlanta BeltLine:

Attached is a copy of the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine RFP (Request for Proposals) as well as a copy of our postcard indicating the remaining study groups and city wide conversation we have coming up.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Miranda Kyle (mkyle@atlbeltline.org) or myself.

 

Z-18-17 Ordinance to amend Section 16-29.001(71) Definition of Shelter – MARCH 2018 NPU AGENDA ITEM

Please find attached an agenda item that will appear on all March NPU agendas.  Staff is seeking a vote on this item.  Please find attached the fact sheet and the legislation.  This item will appear on the ZRB agenda either April 5 orApril 12, 2018.  If you have questions please contact me.

Z-18-17 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ZONING ORDINANCE SECTION 16-29.001(71) TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF SHELTER SO AS TO ALLOW LIMITED AND CONDITIONAL EXPANSION OF AN EXISTING SHELTER WITHOUT THE REQUIREMENT OF A SPECIAL USE PERMIT; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

You can find ordinance fact sheet here: Z-18-17 Fact Sheet and Ordinance

Hi-Tech Race Series: 5K and Consumer Tech Innovation Festival

It is my pleasure to introduce you to the Hi-Tech Race Series: 5K and Consumer Tech Innovation Festival taking place in your Atlanta NPU district on July 14th, 2018. This is an annual event that brings together techies of all types – who enjoy family, friends, fitness and fun – to experience the epicenter of Atlanta’s downtown landscape starting and ending at the newly renovated Georgia State Stadium.

The Run/Walk spans a 3.1 mile (5K) route that takes participants on a scenic trek around Atlanta’s downtown landscape, starting at the Olympic Rings, and ending at Georgia State Stadium. The post-race Consumer Tech Innovation Festival is held on Legacy Plaza, the privately held stadium entrance and will feature:

  • exciting product demonstrations from major consumer electronics brands
  • highlights and networking with innovative local tech companies
  • meet-and-greets with college recruiters
  • previews of university science & technology programs
  • presenters from tech-focused organizations
  • product intros from “celebrity” techies in the field
  • consumer product giveaways, and more!

The “Hack for Health” Challenge Hackathon is the third component of the event which takes place at Georgia State University’s College of Education and Human Development on race day. We’re gathering 100 hackers (including local high school students; college hackers, and tech company coaches) to participate in an exploration of UX design in fitness tech. The purpose of the hack is to target talent and grant them early, meaningful access to tech industry processes and professionals in order to inspire interest in pursuing careers and entrepreneurship in the field.

The thrust of the event is to celebrate the technology advances behind the gadgets we love, but also to highlight the need for tech industry change. We recognize that the tech ecosystem needs to be far more diverse, and we’re firm believers that a more diverse industry will lead to a better and more representative future for us all. Currently, despite the purchasing power of underrepresented groups, the tech workforce is comprised of less than 5% African American and Latinx talent, and less that 24% women. Our event gives major tech brands, local startups, and career seekers access to support the cause of diversification, and to explore opportunities for ideation and conversation – all while having FUN.

The helpful links below offer more details about the 5K, tech fest and hackathon that all comprise the July 14th festivities.

You are invited to attend and rally in support of this event and to bring your families and friends to join us. We want to ensure that the neighborhoods impacted by our event feel welcomed and valued, and plan to partner with local organizations and individuals to decrease any barriers (perceived or actual) to participation.

Thank you and please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Lynda Lee Osborne
Founder & CEO
Global Races and Events, LLC.
www.globalracesandevents.com
hello@globalracesandevents.com
Direct: (770) 595-8071

Atlanta Fair Returns in March

NOTICE OF ATLANTA FAIR 2018

Date: March 9, 2018 – April 15, 2018
Time: 5:00P.M – 11:00P.M. (Monday-Friday)
12:00P.M – 12:00A.M. (SaturdaySunday)

Event Set-Up Date: 3/3/2018 – 3/9/2018 (12:00A.M.-1:00P.M.)
Dismantle Date: 4/15/2018 – 4/16/2018 (1:00A.M. –12:00A.M.)
Event Location/Route: Bus Lot #6 – 688 Central Avenue

FAIR CONTACTS:
Susan Viggiano or Ray Guthrie
Office (772) 266-9884  Fax: (772) 266-9882

2018 Atlanta Women’s 5K

Atlanta Track Club  will be running the Kilometer Kids Fun Run & 50m Dash runs through your NPU-V (mostly through Summerhill) on the evening of March 27, 2018. The race starts and finishes at Cheney Stadium.

The expected attendance is about 300 runners. The race begins at 5:30 p.m. and the last runner should be finished by 7:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact:

Jennie Coakley
Atlanta Track Club
Events Team
404-231- 9064

Pittsburgh Yards March Monthly Update Meeting

Please consider this your invitation to participate in the monthly Community Engagement meeting for Pittsburgh Yards. We will continue our group conversations around how to integrate community history and art into the site, support inclusion of local entrepreneurs, incorporate environmental sustainability and encourage local hiring.

The meeting with take place at Pittman Park Community Center at 6:00 p.m and will end at 7:30 p.m. The address is 950 Garibaldi St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

Below you will find the agenda for the meeting.

  • Meeting Theme:  “It’s Showtime! “
  • Welcome and Introductions (5 minutes)
  • Progress Made since February – The Annie E. Casey Foundation/Columbia Core Partners (10 minutes)
  • Construction Update – CD Moody Construction (15  minutes)
    • Monthly Construction Highlights
    • Construction related jobs and subcontracting
  • Groundbreaking Celebration Update – The Annie E. Casey Foundation and Working Group Members (15 minutes)
  • Community Media Training – The Annie E. Casey Foundation/Columbia Core Partners (10 minutes)
  • Branding Update – HUMINT (20 minutes)
  • History & Art – Columbia Core Partners (5 minutes)
  • Working Group Updates (20-30 minutes)
    • History and Art
    • Development (Naming, Sustainability, Environmental)
    • Jobs/Jobs Culture
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Branding

Next Meeting: Please also mark your calendars for the next monthly meeting, which will be on Thursday,   April 12th, 2018.

VeloCity: A Cycling Event for Grady Hospital

From Grady Health Foundation:

We wanted to inform you personally about an exciting new event we are holding on Saturday, May 5, 2018.  Called “VeloCity”, the event is a new cycling-based fundraising and community ride supporting Grady Health System.  Our vision for this event is that it grows not only into a significant fundraiser for the health system, but also into a new Atlanta area tradition enjoyed by cyclists and spectators alike every year.  Given your role as chairperson of your local NPU, we wanted to make you personally aware of the event as part of the ride may involve portions of your NPU area.

The ride will offer four distances, as well as an indoor cycling component, all based from the Georgia International Plaza outside of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  Our shortest distance – 5 miles – will follow a closed course through downtown Atlanta.  The others –  25, 50 and 100 miles – will head south and west from downtown.

Our goal is to attract at least 1,000 cyclists in this first year, who will be supported by hundreds of volunteers at rest stops, along the course, and at our start/finish venue.  Similar events throughout the nation attract upwards of 2,000 cyclists and raise significant funding for the institutions they support.

Through our professional partner, Georgia-based Medalist Sports, we are working with the appropriate planning and law enforcement contacts on the necessary permitting and safety requirements.  Medalist manages similar events throughout the nation and is adept at balancing the needs of participating cyclists with those of the communities the ride will touch.

As Grady continues to seek additional sources of financial support and community engagement, we very are excited about this new opportunity.  We believe it provides an exciting, positive way to share the story of Grady’s critical role in the metro Atlanta region.  We have been delighted with the support we have received from the corporate community as we have sought sponsorships for the ride and with the feedback we have received from cycling enthusiasts.

So that you are fully informed, an overview of VeloCity is attached for your convenience, and you can view the routes here: https://ridewithgps.com/users/1084330/routes.  You can also find additional information on our website at www.velocityatlanta.com.  Of course, we are available to answer any questions you might have and hope that you will consider being actively engaged in our inaugural ride!

NPU Leadership Training

The City of Atlanta’s Department of City Planning will be hosting a 2018 Neighborhood Planning Unity leadership training event at City Hall this weekend. Attendees will learn from city experts on the duties and responsibilities of NPU leaders, city departments and NPU meetings, the Zoning Review Board, the Licenses Review Board, and more.

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm (check-in at 9am)
Location: Atlanta City Hall – Old Council Chambers (55 Trinity Ave. SW)

If interested, please register here: https://form.jotform.com/80385976492169

More information can be found here.

ABP and Park Pride Invite You to Volunteer Day and Appreciation Event

Atlanta Beltline Partnership will be conducting a service day in Adair Park. This volunteer day is in partnership with Park Pride and Aluma Farm on March 3rd.

From ABP: “Cabot Cheese, the cheese company coop, reached out about providing lunch for a volunteer group and we thought doing a service day with the farm would be a good fit. We are going to have a group helping with their berry planting prep and a group on the BeltLine trail doing trash clean up and invasive removal. We are working with neighbors, Trees Atlanta, and our sister organization Atlanta BeltLine Inc. to get the best work done for the community.”

Below are the details and the registration link. Anyone that’s interested can register here, and can find a map here. If you have any questions, please reach out to Alice Weston at alice@atlblp.org or Ellen Bruenderman at ellen@parkpride.org.

More information can be found here.

NPU-V Resident Advisory Board Looking for New Members!

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer’s Foundation is seeking committed volunteers who want to help guide this tenant housing legal advocacy project, and learn about the connections between housing, health, and great schools.

AVLF is committed to assembling a board that represents the diversity of the community and encouraged individuals who are new to community leadership work to apply. They especially sought and continue to seek to include renters and parents in particular.  Board members will receive the training necessary to carry out their responsibilities. No prior experience is required.

Please have any interested parties send their completed application to LaKeta Whittaker (lwhittaker@avlf.orgby March 16th, so that they may send the applications to board members for review prior to their next meeting. Board description and application is listed here. Resident Advisory Board guidelines are listed here.