Author: Evelyn Andrews

Planning for new PATH400 park set to begin

The site of a former public school and one of Atlanta’s oldest family cemeteries is one step closer to becoming the newest park along PATH400. Park Pride has selected the site of the Lowery-Stevens Cemetery and the former home of D.F. McClatchey Elementary School – now known as Loridans Park — for its 2018 park visioning program, according to a press release from Livable Buckhead, which applied to Park Pride for the visioning grant and spearheads PATH400. Loridans Park is located near Loridans Drive and Ga. 400. Park Pride will now engage the local community in developing a master plan...

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Blue Heron celebrates trail project at Earth Day event

The Blue Heron Nature Preserve celebrated the “Blueway Trail” project, which is already underway, in a ceremonial groundbreaking during its Earth Day event on April 21. Construction on the internal trails began in February and is expected to be completed this year. The trails, which are within the preserve itself, are phase one of a two-part plan to provide more connectivity to the preserve. The other phase would build trails that would connect the park to PATH400 and Chastain Park. Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell joined leaders from parks organizations and the preserve to celebrate the project. “Believe me, we...

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Buford Highway apartment complexes, houses were considered for new Cross Keys High site

Several Buford Highway apartment complexes and the single-family houses along Brookhaven’s Bramblewood Drive were among the sites considered by the DeKalb County School District for the new Cross Keys High School, according to an appraisal document obtained through an open records request. The school board voted April 16 to build the new Cross Keys High at the former Briarcliff High site, located at 2415 North Druid Hills Road in DeKalb County, despite objections from the three board members closest to the area. The current Cross Keys High is located at 1626 North Druid Hills Road and is set to become...

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Livable Buckhead to host transit tours during walking competition

Livable Buckhead will host several walking tours highlighting transit next month as a part of walking competition. This month-long competition challenges people to take as many steps as they can during the month of May, and gives extra credit for commuting on foot or for attending a BuckheadWALKS! event. Registration is now open on the Livable Buckhead website. “We want people to discover just how walkable Buckhead is by getting out on two feet and giving it a try,” said Executive Director Denise Starling in a press release. Participants can earn additional points for transit commutes and for attending...

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Buckhead to host expert painting events

Expert painters will practice their craft at Buckhead venues on April 24 and 25 as part of the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, an annual open-air painting competition and exhibition. Thirty painters will produce landscape paintings across the Atlanta History Center’s 33-acre Goizueta Gardens on April 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Artist Jill Steenhuis will give a lecture at 10:30 A.M. in the museum’s Kennedy Theatre. The lecture is free, but accessing the gardens requires a general admission ticket, which is $21.50 for adults. The museum is located at 130 West Paces Ferry Road. For more information, click...

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