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Old 04-28-2013, 11:26 AM
 
Location: atlanta
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Southwest Corridor Design Meeting // Atlanta BeltLineRyan Gravel will be at this meeting. Sounds like some info will come out of it. Hopefully something big happens soon.
did you attend it? hopefully it will involve the actual rail corridor being cleaned up and widened. unfortunately that will involve the tearing down and rebuilding of several bridges. for example, the lucile avenue bridge which was painted with a mural:



it looks really big in the photo because of its odd dimensions— it is actually only 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide at the most— it was built for a single rail. this couldn't even fit the sidewalk width they went for on the eastside trail.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:02 PM
 
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Well, I didn't get to attend the meeting, but I did talk to a Beltline volunteer about it yesterday at the Inman Park festival. They said something about that widening and cleaning the path and something about acquiring a blighted property adjacent to it I think. I was pretty buzzed so I can't provide much info. The festival was fun as always. No rain either.

That bridge is awesome, it would be cool if the same artist paints it's replacement.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:19 PM
 
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Why waste time or money rebuilding the bridge just to make the sidewalk in that little part, bigger? Just have it constrict in that one area and save a lot of resources that can be put to something else.

Not sure if they're doing this already, but they should have some kind of consistent & unified mural theme along the beltline for things like bridges and such, imo.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:45 PM
 
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We need to do it right the first time chef. It isn't wide enough. Having a consistent, unified theme would be a very lame thing. Midtown and West End are two very different places.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:21 PM
 
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We need to do it right the first time chef. It isn't wide enough.
Where was that mentality when they did the Ponce De Leon Bridge? A substantial amount of work was involved in raising and refurbishing it . . . but it's still a choke point.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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Why waste time or money rebuilding the bridge just to make the sidewalk in that little part, bigger? Just have it constrict in that one area and save a lot of resources that can be put to something else.

Not sure if they're doing this already, but they should have some kind of consistent & unified mural theme along the beltline for things like bridges and such, imo.
The bridge is only going to be for LRT, I think. The part is at-grade at Lucile, and is already built. I can't imagine they are planning on replacing it.

And there's no way the tunnel is big enough for 2 LRT tracks...probably not even 1.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:33 PM
 
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We need to do it right the first time chef. It isn't wide enough. Having a consistent, unified theme would be a very lame thing. Midtown and West End are two very different places.
Why would it be a lame thing? I'm not saying each place has to look exactly the same, but at least have a similar theme all around. Helps give it a kind of common identity that people can easily identify with.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:53 PM
 
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Why waste time or money rebuilding the bridge just to make the sidewalk in that little part, bigger? Just have it constrict in that one area and save a lot of resources that can be put to something else.

Not sure if they're doing this already, but they should have some kind of consistent & unified mural theme along the beltline for things like bridges and such, imo.
because it's not just a sidewalk that goes through there— it's a streetcar and a bike path also.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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City settles suit, plans to build park in Family Dollar space | www.myajc.com Family Dollar wanted to build another store in southwest Atlanta. In order to prevent this, the city bought the land and is turning it into a new park. Great news in every way!
Its amazing how an upper-class area like Cascade/Peyton Forest has such little quality retail.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:13 AM
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Why waste time or money rebuilding the bridge just to make the sidewalk in that little part, bigger? Just have it constrict in that one area and save a lot of resources that can be put to something else.

Not sure if they're doing this already, but they should have some kind of consistent & unified mural theme along the beltline for things like bridges and such, imo.
I disagree completely with that. A uniform theme would quickly become boring, and it would take the artistic freedom away from the artist and put it in the hands of a committee, who would most likely come up with a really lame theme. I like the fact that there are a variety of mural styles/themes and a bunch of individual art pieces along the Beltline.
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