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  • August 31, 2021 3:33 PM | Anonymous

    The Atlanta Department of Transportation has completed the response and recovery efforts associated with the fire on August 4, 2021, which severely compromised the efficacy of Cheshire Bridge over South Fork Peachtree Creek. Below is a summary of rebuild activities for August 23-27, 2021 that have been completed, are in progress, and planned for implementation.

    Overview of activities COMPLETED:

    • AUGUST 23 – Evaluated bids received for bridge demolition; Office of Procurement has confirmed C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc., as best responsive bidder. Contract negotiations have been initiated.
    • AUGUST 23-27 – Finalized relocation sequencing for maximum safety, expediency, and efficiency.
    • AUGUST 27 – Completed final draft of emergency design/build RFP for GDOT review.

    Overview of activities IN PROGRESS:

    • Completing final contract revisions in preparation for signatures and execution by August 30 or August 31.
    • Implementing utility relocation sequencing, with about 70-80% of pre-demolition relocation complete. Site meeting to discuss progress and challenges scheduled for Thursday, September 2.
    • Confirming construction access points and placement of cranes and other large equipment.
    • Securing title reports for all adjacent properties for rebuild project files.
    • Evaluating and counterprogramming against risks to timely demo, design and rebuild.

    Overview of activities PLANNED:

    • Arrange for GDOT bridge team review of draft Emergency Design/Build RFP.
    • Execute contract and issue NTP (Notice to Proceed) to selected contractor (C.W. Matthews).
    • Confirm preliminary schedule for demo.
    • Finalize and issue Emergency Design/Build RFP.

  • June 30, 2021 10:42 AM | Anonymous

    The Piedmont Enhancement Project is Atlanta Gas Light's latest commitment to strengthen the safety, reliability, and resiliency of its infrastructure.

    Join Atlanta Gas Light for a virtual community event to learn about the impact of the project in the Buckhead community and how the project is assisting the company with meeting its energy commitments in Atlanta. 


  • May 11, 2021 4:47 PM | Anonymous

    Beginning in January 2021, after many unresolved ATL311 reports in 2020, the Piedmont Heights Alliance and Piedmont Heights Civic Association created an ATL311 Task Force to address, escalate and get solutions to ongoing infrastructure issues in our neighborhood.

    The Piedmont Heights Alliance's ATL311 Task Force has been working very closely with City of Atlanta's ombudsman and Salethea J. Graham and Commissioner City of Atlanta, Department of Customer Service| ATL311 regarding the ongoing issues on Armour Drive NE under the the MARTA overpass.

    February 3, 2021 Status of Armour Drive NE

    There are numerous potholes on Armour Drive near 342 Armour Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, under the MARTA/Atlanta BeltLine bridge (on the curve) that are unfixable. There have been several ATL311 reports by Piedmont Heights Alliance as well as Emily Baker with Preferred Office Properties- who manage 6 buildings in the Armour Yards area.

    The pothole will be patched, inadequately, and then open again a day or two later.

    We need a permanent fix to these problems. This was also the site of  much flooding due to a traffic cone stuck in the drain. We did fix this problem in August 2019 with help from the Atlanta Beltline and Jennifer Ide after months of consistent work.

    This area also has a huge drain that is broken, graffiti and constant sand dumping by the concrete plants that impacts businesses in the district.

    RESPONSE FROM Mikita K. Browning, Commissioner City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management on February March 17, 2021

    • Team review of sand and potholes as a base line
    • Backhoe was ordered to remove excess sand as well street sweeper
    • Graffiti covered
    • Drain basin fixed.

  • April 29, 2021 6:11 PM | Anonymous

    Information about the Application Portal.

    Registration for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) will begin Friday, April 30 at 9 a.m. EDT and SBA will begin accepting applications via the application portal on Monday, May 3 at 12 p.m. EDTThe application portal will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted.

    How to prepare.

    In preparation, qualifying applicants should familiarize themselves with the application process in advance to ensure a smooth and efficient application. Follow the steps below. 


    Restaurant Revitalization Fund WEBINAR: What Small Businesses Need to Know Plus Updates and Answers to your PPP, EIDL, and ERTC questions



    Thank you for your interest in the Restaurant Revitalization Fund program. Regardless of where you are in the application process, please review the following reminders and helpful hints about moving forward: 

    What to expect next:

    1. As outlined by Congress, the SBA will focus their reviews on the priority applications that have been submitted. Applicants who have submitted a non-priority application will find their applications remain in a Review status while the priority applications are processed during the first 21 days. Applicants in this status should not anticipate any outreach from the SBA during this period. 
    2. Following a successful application submission, all applications will first enter a stage called “IRS verification”. This process may take up to seven days and allows the SBA to validate your application submission.
    3. If you have questions about the award calculation, see the program guide, pages 7–9.
    4. The 4506T form is signed with your application during the e-sign process. You do not need to submit an additional 4506T.
    5. If you are entering a state in the address section(s) use the abbreviation in capital letters (e.g., PA, TX, ME, WA, etc.).
    6. For application support, you may submit a message using the platform inbox. For quick answers, this may be your best route.

    As a reminder, per federal award program guidelines that require the same and equal information be provided to each applicant, SBA’s team members are limited on responses they can provide to applicants, including specific questions regarding RRF eligibility, potential award amount, and other detailed information.

    Thank you,
    SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program

  • March 09, 2021 12:14 PM | Anonymous

    Can you feel Spring in the air? The Northeast Trail  portion of the Atlanta BeltLine behind Ansley Mall will soon be open!!!


    •     PPP DEADLINE TODAY: Today is the last day for small businesses with less than 20 employees to apply.
    •     LAST DAY TO NOMINATE/VOTE: For your favorite historic restaurant like Nakato Japanese Restaurant, Smith's Olde Bar and The Colonnade for a chance to win a $40K grant.  
    •     ATLANTA BELTLINE SPECIAL SERVICE DISTRICT (SSD) CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS: Today & Tomorrow- Listen to the council committee meetings and give your public comment.
    •     WE WANT TO CONNECT WITH YOU: Join our Zoom General Meetings on the 4th Wednesday of the Month from 9:30am-10:30am.


    •         Less than 5 minutes to get informed and take action.
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    Please follow us @PiHiAlliance on IG and FB. 

  • March 01, 2021 5:38 PM | Anonymous


    • ATLANTA BELTLINE: Special Service District (SSD) Final Community Meetings Tonight and Tomorrow
    • VIRTUAL COFFEE WITH A COP: March 15, 2021 @ 9:00am


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    • February 23, 2021 6:45 PM | Anonymous




    • February 15, 2021 10:49 AM | Anonymous

      The PiHi Business Alliance supports all businesses within our boundaries.

      More than half of our businesses are within the Atlanta BeltLine planning area and will be affected by the proposed Special Service District that will fund the completion of the loop. 

      This SSD DIRECTLY AFFECTS PIEDMONT HEIGHTS!! Without this SSD being approved, our Northeast Trail section connecting to Lindbergh Station could be delayed even longer than estimated with the funds.

      How can you help? 

      The SSD legislation will come before Atlanta City Council for a final vote in mid-March. We need your assistance to encourage them to approve the SSD and tell them the reasons why you feel the passage of this legislation is important for our city.

      Email your City Councilmember or call into the City Council Hotline

      Here is a sample email for you to edit with your own words. Please CC all council members on your letter. The more SSD positive messages they see the better!

      Council President and Councilmember emails:
      arfarokhi@atlantaga.gov; adickens@atlantaga.gov; aboone@atlantaga.gov; 

      antoniobrown@atlantaga.gov; NArchibong@AtlantaGa.Gov; mbond@AtlantaGa.Gov;

       csmith@atlantaga.gov; drhillis@atlantaga.gov; fmoore@atlantaga.gov; 

      hshook@atlantaga.gov; jnide@AtlantaGa.Gov; jpmatzigkeit@atlantaga.gov; 

      jmsheperd@atlantaga.gov; mcoverstreet@atlantaga.gov; 

      mswestmoreland@atlantaga.gov; cwinslow@AtlantaGa.Gov

      Make a Call Today: Monday February 15th!

      Call in to the City Council hotline and voice their support at the next City Council work session. The next call-in period is next Monday the 15th before the full council session on Tuesday. The phone line will be open Monday the 15th between 4pm-7pm. The number is 404-330-6021. 

      You will have three minutes to leave a recorded message about why you support the SSD. I recommend using the sample email to prepare what you'll say in your message.

      Attend Study Group Meetings

      Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. will be hosting a series of SSD-focused virtual study group meetings during February and March. The meetings will focus on different geographic sections of the trail corridor to ensure all communities get their specific questions answered.

      Click here and sign up for an SSD meeting!

      The SSD proposal includes dedicating $7 million in additional support for small businesses BeltLine Planning Area-Wide.

      Additional small business support could include:
      • Revolving loan fund dollars
      • Land acquisition dollars
      • Business incubation creation and technical assistance support
      • Subsidy dollars for commercial affordability
      • Atlanta BeltLine Business Façade pARTnership Grant Program continuation and expansion
      • Facilitation of technical assistance


      What is the SSD?
      A Special Service District (SSD) is a targeted tax district where property owners pay slightly more in property taxes to fund improvements from which they will benefit – in this case, commercial and multi-family property owners would be funding to complete the Atlanta BeltLine trail. This additional tax would not apply to single-family homeowners. That's the quick answer, but there is so much more!
      Why is the SSD important?
      Establishing the SSD will have a tremendous impact on our City. This new funding mechanism can provide the funds needed to complete the 22-mile trail corridor, secure additional affordable housing, and spur even more economic growth and investment in and around the BeltLine corridor. This would allow the project to deliver on the promise of better connectivity and stronger, healthier neighborhoods across the City. Without the SSD’s additional funding, the BeltLine trail corridor – and the jobs, housing, and economic growth it generates nearby – will not be completed before the expiration of the TAD in 2030.

      • February 09, 2021 1:28 PM | Anonymous

        Review the 2.07.21 Weekly Update

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