ga400: Dunwoody, GA; Everything Will Be OK - 04/13/20 02:09 PM
 PREV PreviousPREVIOUS   ‘Everything Will Be OK’ takes off amid national pandemic Yard signs help fund local artists in need By CARSON COOK      
DUNWOODY, Ga. — As Dunwoody residents drive or walk around town these days, they may see the city’s unofficial motto, “Everything Will Be OK,” pop up in new places.  The Spruill Center for the Arts, in partnership with Create Dunwoody and Custom Signs Today, is selling yard signs of the iconic mural, with proceeds going to help artists impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

        The idea came from the minds of … (2 comments)

ga400: Atlanta, GA still growing and employing.... - 01/20/20 01:25 PM
Population and Employment TrendsYou can’t talk about supply and demand within the housing market without touching on population growth. And Atlanta’s population trend over the last few years can be summed up with two words: gradual growth.
The population of the city and surrounding area has grown gradually over the last few years. This brings more demand into the local real estate market, on both the rental and purchase side. As of 2017 (when the last measurement was taken) the city of Atlanta had a population of around 486,290. The broader metro area had a population of around 5.8 million during that … (6 comments)

ga400: Fulton Co. Georgia School System says "NO" to GA400 Express Lanes - 09/24/19 02:23 PM
I have been a resident of Sandy Springs, GA for nearly 30 years and it excites me that new Express Lanes are going to help commuters reduce their hours on the road.  However, there are many stakeholders that have waited until the last minute to get involved in the process.  I started attending meetings, reading information published by the GA DOT years ago so that I could understand how this massive road project would effect me, my family, and my property.
As a deadline looms to cement plans for a Ga. 400 expansion through north Fulton County, leaders in three cities are still … (2 comments)

ga400: GA400 - I285 Interchange Project taking shape - 09/08/19 11:18 AM
The state’s “Transform 285/400” project is finally truly transforming the I-285 and Ga. 400 interchange in Perimeter Center, as bridges for new ramps begin to tower over the existing knot of surface highways. “The main push right now is the largest and highest bridge,” said Marlo Clowers, the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Transform 285/400 project manager, in a recent interview.
Pillars going up in the interchange in July. (Phil Mosier)
That’s the bridge that will carry a new ramp connecting Ga. 400 southbound to I-285 eastbound. Pillars are going up for that bridge as well as for other ramps and so-called collector-distributor … (2 comments)

ga400: 20 - 41 homes slated for demolition / GA400 Express Lanes - 03/07/19 09:13 AM
Open houses announced for GA 400 express lanes The proposed toll lanes are being presented to the public in a series of meetings over the next few weeks.   Author: Tanner Flowers Published: 4:01 PM EST February 12, 2019 Updated: 4:08 PM EST February 12, 2019 GA 400 could become the next metro Atlanta highway to get toll-based express lanes. But first, GDOT is opening the process to public comment in a series of open houses throughout the corridor in late February and early March.
The express lanes, which will be similar to those currently open on I-85 and I-75, will span from the … (0 comments)

ga400: GA 400 Express Lanes ROW purchasing begins shortly - 09/09/18 12:46 PM
For homeowners along the GA400 Business Corridor in North Atlanta, notices should be arriving shortly from the GA DOT on a possible Right-Of-Way purchase.  Yes, this means that you could be losing part of your yard, all of your yard, and possibly your home.  Project Managers for the GA 400 Express Lane additions are working the next 3 weeks to solidify those plans and will start notifying homeowners by October on their additional land purchases for Right-Of-Way. 

ga400: WalletHub names Atlanta Traffic worst in America! - 07/16/18 12:07 PM
By Guest Columnist CARL HOLT, an avid promoter of bicycling who volunteered as project manager for the installation of Atlanta’s first bike corral, in the Kirkwood neighborhood
Gov. Nathan Deal stood at the North Wing stairs of the Georgia State Capitol on June 19 to announce the State of Georgia will issue $100 million bonds for a bus rapid transit project in North Fulton County. Deal was surrounded by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle (a candidate for governor), House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), and a group of elected officials representing the state and Fulton County.
Carl Holt
The BRT project will be … (1 comments)

ga400: GA400: Getting $100M for Bus Rapid Transit Lanes - 06/19/18 01:30 PM
Georgia to spend $100 million on Ga. 400 transit line
   Gov. Nathan Deal and other state leaders on Tuesday announced they’ll spend $100 million on four new interchanges for commuter buses on Ga. 400. BOB ANDRES/BANDRES@AJC.COM Posted: 3:19 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Georgia officials Tuesday announced a major down payment on a transit expansion along Ga. 400 in north Fulton County.
The state will spend $100 million over the next several years build four new interchanges for commuter buses along a 16-mile stretch of the busy highway between I-285 and McFarland Parkway in Alpharetta.
    Many of the … (0 comments)

ga400: GA400 Toll for speed lanes rec'd $184.1M Grant - 06/06/18 08:28 AM
Plans for toll lanes on Ga. 400 got a boost Tuesday when the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a $184.1 million grant for the project.  Georgia plans to build 17 miles of express toll lanes in Fulton and Forsyth counties. Construction is expected to start in 2021.  
The lanes are included in the state’s Major Mobility Investment Program – 11 major road projects to be paid for in part with money from a gas tax increase and other revenue approved by the General Assembly in 2015. The total cost of the Ga. 400 lanes is expected to be about $1.8 billion. 

ga400: MARTA expansion proposals for North Fulton - 02/21/18 09:24 AM
    As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reported, the General Assembly will consider increasing state funding for mass transit this year.  And some lawmakers want to reshape the oversight of transit service in metro Atlanta.
Currently, a slew of local agencies provides transit service, including MARTA, Gwinnett County Transit, CobbLinc and the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority. The idea is to create a regional board to consolidate transit funding and planning.
But lawmakers are still hashing out the details, which raise sensitive political questions. How large should the region be? Who would serve on the board? … (0 comments)

ga400: GA400 & I285 Interchange Project = Pain for Commuters - 01/18/17 09:11 AM
Located at the nexus of two vital freeways and a MARTA rail line, the I-285/SR 400 interchange serves one of the region’s largest employment areas at Perimeter Center and is a major connection for the freight distribution of goods throughout Georgia. Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT) I-285/SR 400 Interchange Improvement project will provide enhancements to these roadways that improve safety and facilitate better traffic flow to accommodate the high volume of travelers passing through it each day. Construction begins in early 2017 and will be completed in 2020.
This enormous construction project will tie up commuters in the North Atlanta GA 400 Business … (1 comments)

ga400: MARTA: New Northridge Road Station, Planning Meeting - 03/22/16 06:51 AM
When: March 28, 2016, 6:00-8:00 PM
Where: Sherwood Event Hall (8610 Roswell Road #200, Sandy Springs, GA 30350)
The City of Sandy Springs invites you to roll up your sleeves and provide ideas for the future of the North Springs and new MARTA station areas. At this hands-on work session, you will have an opportunity to:
Discuss your hopes and expectations for these areas. Collaborate with others to develop ideas regarding how these areas might look and function in the future. Explore conceptual options for each station area. Spanish translation will be provided. Kid-friendly activities will also be available.

ga400: N Atlanta Commuters scream for MARTA expansion - 11/18/15 03:43 AM
If there is one thing metro Atlanta is known for, it’s the traffic. But MARTA Board Chairman Robert Ashe has grand plans to change that. These plans include nearly $8 billion in funding over the next several decades as well as significant improvements and expansion projects, notably expanding rail services to Windward Parkway in Fulton County and in DeKalb County.
MARTA prides itself on being one of the top 10 transportation systems in the country. Their mission is only going to get greater as Atlanta’s population continues to grow and spread out in the metro area.
They estimate their services have moved over … (0 comments)

ga400: $8B Expansion to MARTA: Atlanta's rapid transit - 08/05/15 06:20 AM
MARTA is pushing for its largest expansion in history, costing $8 billion but extending rail lines to Alpharetta, parts of north DeKalb County and south DeKalb along Interstate 20 east.
Channel 2’s Lori Geary talked to MARTA board Chairman Robbie Ashe, who says this is about jobs and economic development but admits the challenge is getting additional tax dollars to make it happen.
“You’ve got people who, they want to work, want to live and they don’t necessarily want to drive a car every day.  Expanding MARTA gives them that opportunity,” Ashe said.
“I think that’s critical because then … (0 comments)

ga400: MARTA, Atlanta Heavy Rail Commuter Service Looking to Expand Northward - 07/01/14 09:01 AM
When the enemy — in this case, big-city transit — seems intent on invading your neighborhood, you can bet the opposition will be out in force.
That’s how it started, at least, when MARTA held an information session on a potential rail expansion north on Ga. 400. About 100 local residents packed the meeting room at Dunwoody Community Church. It was standing room only.
Atlanta Forward: Transportation Agency is committed to the best routes Before the transit agency made its presentation, the locals, most of them older residents, streamed past maps that showed a potential route along the east side of … (0 comments)

ga400: Atlanta's Rapid Transit, MARTA plans rail expansion to north suburbs. - 06/18/14 03:48 AM
Plans to extend the MARTA rail line up Georgia 400 into Alpharetta are causing some concern for Sandy Springs city leaders.
Currently the MARTA Red Line train stops at the North Springs station. Channel 2's Mike Petchenik has learned that MARTA wants to extend north into Alpharetta. It's where they want to put the tracks that isn't sitting well with some.
"Those that don't study history are doomed to repeat it," said Sandy Springs City Councilman John Paulson, referring to the decades-old discussion about extending train service up Georgia 400.
"In the '90s, when it was announced that MARTA … (0 comments)

ga400: GA400 Corridor and MARTA Expansion - 09/27/13 01:24 AM
MARTA Expansion and GA400 Corridor:
For those of us who depend on a strong and thriving economy as well as continued population growth and manageable commutes to boost home sales in North Atlanta; last night's MARTA expansion plans presentation at the Alpharetta, Georgia Town Hall provided few concrete details.
Of the several hundred people in attendance, most seemed to have a faborable view of extending MARTA's Heavy Rail Alternative from the current and final Station at North Springs, to Windward Parkway.  Requested feedback primarily centered on the projected location of future stations and less on cost and projected ridership should the Heavy Rail proposal … (0 comments)

ga400: What's Wrong With Sandy Springs, Georgia? - 02/08/13 05:49 AM
Not a damn thing in my humble opinion!  What's wrong with Sandy Springs, Georgia? Absolutely nothing!  I have lived in Sandy Springs for nearly 23 years and don't understand the reluctance some homebuyers have with moving into this city.  Sandy Springs has been one of the most, if not the most successful at a transition to cityhood.  Let me point out some of the great things about living here:
Sandy Springs is hands-down one of the most professionally run cities in the US. Sandy Springs has actually produced an enormous Tax Reserve Fund. More streets have been repaved and sidewalks poured … (0 comments)

ga400: Georgia 400 Live / Work Corridor Home Sale Statistics; - 05/26/09 09:22 AM
Known by many in the Atlanta Metro Area as the Alpharetta Autobahn, Georgia 400 is one of the strongest financial arteries in the southeast.  Fortune 500 companies have offices scattered along this corridor from Buckhead to Cumming and hundreds of thousands of people live adjacent to this commuter highway / toll road.  Most depend upon it to access their higher-than-average wage jobs that affords them a nice lifestyle, nice home, and good schools. 
Not every bit of news on the Housing Market is "drastic doom" but you would be hard-pressed to read or hear anything to the contrary.  As a Marketing Major … (0 comments)

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