Monday, March 11, 2013
Come out Tuesday and help create possible layouts for a new park on Mountain Way in North Buckhead.
The North Buckhead Civic Association's Park Pride group is inviting members of the North Buckhead community to speak out about the future Mountain Way Common, the greenspace around GA-400 overpass at Mountain Way. Park Pride first initiated its Park Visioning program in 2005 and has produced 28 master plans for various projects, bringing together hundreds of neighbors. The first of the four scheduled "visioning" public meetings was held on Feb. 12, and community members created a wish list of amenities and features they would like to see for the new park. This month, North Buckhead community members are invited to participate in a Design Charette visioning meeting where they will break into small groups to create possible park layouts …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A component of the North Buckhead Civic Association is inviting community members to be a part of the visioning process for greenspace around GA-400.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Kiri Walton
Wednesday, February 6
The North Buckhead Civic Association's Park Pride group invites members of the North Buckhead community to speak out about the future Mountain Way Common, the greenspace around GA-400 overpass at Mountain Way. Park Pride first initiated its Park Visioning program in 2005 and has produced 28 master plans for various projects, bringing together hundreds of neighbors. The "visioning" public meetings will be held at St. James Church on the following Tuesdays at 7 p.m.: -North Buckhead Civic Association newsletter Want to get more involved in the North Buckhead community? Become a member of the North Buckhead Civic Association. Details here.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
A $6 million project to remove the toll booths and narrow Ga. 400 would free up around 50 acres of land with no designated purpose.
The North Buckhead Civic Association (NBCA) discussed Monday night potential uses for the land around the Ga. 400 toll booths, should the toll actually be rescinded at the end of 2013 as recently promised by Gov. Nathan Deal. The topic is an important one for the NBCA, considering around 50 acres of land to the east will come back into play within their region if the toll booths are removed and Ga. 400 is narrowed (see accompanying photos). Should the land again become available, NBCA President Gordon Certain said he wants to be ready to make a recommendation for its use. Certain said the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods was briefed on this subject and learned that narrowing Ga. 400 would be a $6 million project. In addition to the …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Community's rich past explored at group's 40th annual meeting
North Buckhead's history once looked like an empty slate, but the picture is now growing full with color and drama. In cooperation with the North Buckhead Civic Association and the Blue Heron Nature Preserve, the Buckhead Heritage Society is discovering a wealth of information about the area through its oral history project. Heritage Society Executive Director Erica Danylchak presented a slideshow at the North Buckhead Civic Association's annual meeting Thursday night about the fascinating history of the area, which she said was little known previously. The gathering was the group's 40th annual meeting. The Heritage Society is also conducting video interviews with notable Buckhead people. The interviews can be found on the organization's …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Gordon Certain urges residents ot learn as much as they can and share opinions
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Friday, March 2, 2012
From Patch Reports Editor's Note: North Buckhead Civic Association President Gordon Certain has been a leader of efforts to develop more parks for his community. With Livable Buckhead beginning community meetings to gather residents' proposals about the Ga. 400 Trail design, Certain sent the following message to civic association members. Buckhead Patch reprints it from a recent email Certain sent out about the trail. "I have lived here in North Buckhead for 37 years and for the last 12 have been president of NBCA. I have learned a lot about the neighborhood during those years and have seen a lot of change. I have always been interested in understanding land use. In one of my more analytical moments a few years ago, I figured out that at …
Monday, August 1, 2011
Meeting Thursday evening at St. James United Methodist; complete survey here
Gordon Certain, like many longtime North Buckhead residents, remembers when Mountain Way was one of the city's loveliest thoroughfares. As its name suggests, the gently curving, quiet pathway off Wieuca Road allowed walkers to imagine themselves on a secluded mountain trail. Although Mountain Way remains a favorite spot for walkers, joggers and bicycllists, the construction of the Ga. 400 extension and a hulking overpass over Mountain Way took away much of the road's bucolic beauty. The isolated section beneath the overpass can stir unease, especially on late evening or early morning walks, when shadows fall along the overgrown foliage near the creek. The area appears a good hiding place for vagrants, and indeed several incidents have been…