Author: Evelyn Andrews

Sandy Springs to present Mount Vernon/Johnson Ferry concepts Aug. 30

Sandy Springs has set the next open house to present Johnson Ferry Road/Mount Vernon Highway intersection concepts for Aug. 30. The meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. in City Hall, 1 Galambos Way. It will begin with a presentation at 6:15 p.m. followed by the open house, a press release said. The open house follows the March meeting that presented a controversial plan to build a four-lane cut-through street that would run through what is now a Sandy Springs Branch Library park. Officials at this meeting will present two grid concepts that include pedestrian improvements, according to the...

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MARTA TOD director leaving for affordable housing group

MARTA’s senior director of transit-oriented development and real estate, Amanda Rhein, is leaving her post to lead the Atlanta Land Trust Collaborative, a nonprofit that focuses on creating and preserving permanent affordable housing. The Atlanta Land Trust Collaborative announced on its website that Rhein will serve as its new executive director. Rhein’s last day at MARTA will be Aug. 22, spokesperson Stephany Fisher said in an email. Rhein oversaw the development of transit-oriented developments at the Lindbergh and Dunwoody MARTA stations. She also was involved in the failed plan to bring a TOD to the Brookhaven MARTA Station, which the...

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Brookhaven to assist Sandy Springs with 285/400 project policing

The Sandy Springs City Council approved an agreement with the city of Brookhaven to increase the pool of off-duty police officers available to the assist with Transform I-285/400 project at its Aug. 7 meeting. The Brookhaven Police Department will now assist with providing off-duty officers to help with traffic control and safety needs around the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Transform I-285/400 project, which includes building new roads and flyover ramps, according to the legislation. The agreement is similar to the one struck with the city of Dunwoody in 2017. Sandy Springs later found that the amount of Sandy Springs...

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PATH400 wins national award

PATH400, a multi-use trail running along Ga. 400 in Buckhead, won an award from a national transportation group Aug. 7. The 5.2 mile multi-use trail received the award for Quality of Life/Community Development in the category of projects costing less than $25 million, an Aug. 10 press release said. It was awarded by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials during the 11th annual America’s Transportation Awards. “The path was built on the right-of-way of Ga. 400, reclaiming what was previously a highway-only corridor and creating a multimodal trail by turning under-utilized gray infrastructure green,” the award...

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Two suspects charged in Brookhaven triple shooting, police say

Two suspects in the Aug. 5 triple shooting outside a Buford Highway nightclub have been identified and charged, police announced. But they have not been arrested and police believe they have fled. Humberto Lorenzo Barcenas, 21, of Brookhaven, and Enrique Segura Diaz, 19, of Atlanta, were each charged with felony murder, five counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to a press release.                         Barcenas and Diaz are not in custody and are believed to have fled – possibly...

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