Posts filed under "Avondale Estates"

Avondale City Manager faces uncertain future with the city

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 1, 2018

This story has been updated. It has been a rocky couple of months for Avondale Estates City Manager Clai Brown and the City Commission. In December, Brown announced his intention to resign effective Feb. 16 of this year, only to rescind that resignation a month later after the city commission refused to pay him a […]

Mind Bubble’s next workshop is coming up on Feb. 4

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart January 30, 2018

Mind Bubble is gearing up for its monthly workshop on Sunday, Feb. 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Edwin Jarvis, a co-working space located at 88 North Avondale Road. The theme for February’s workshop is “Probing the Universe: Light, Color, and Astronomy.” The workshop will be led by Dr. Amy Lovell, chair of the […]

Niche.com recently rated Avondale Estates in Georgia’s top 10 suburbs

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart January 30, 2018

Niche.com recently named the City of Avondale Estates, home of about 3,000 residents, one of the top 10 suburbs in Georgia. After Niche evaluated 4,875 suburbs across the nation – each based on access to amenities, crime rates, quality of local schools, employment, and cost of living – Avondale received an A+ rating. In addition […]

Developer plans 244 affordable housing units on Kensington Road near MARTA station

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart January 29, 2018

A developer is seeking a rezoning to allow for the construction of a 244-unit affordable housing development near the Kensington Marta Station. On Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 6:30 to 7 p.m., there will be a follow up meeting about Phoenix Station, which will require rezoning of a portion of Kensington Road. The proposal for Phoenix […]

A reader asks: What’s up with the new, non-working traffic lights near Agnes Scott?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 29, 2018

Rebecca Weaver recently contacted Decaturish to ask about something odd she noticed on East College Avenue where it intersects with South McDonough and South Candler streets. “I live near Agnes Scott and drive through the intersections on College that have the new traffic lights (College and Candler, College and McDonough). But they don’t work, and in […]

Trammell Crow Residential planning nearly 300 unit apartment project in Avondale

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 29, 2018

Trammell Crow Residential is planning to build roughly 290 apartments in Avondale Estates that will be part of a mixed-use project. The news was initially reported by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and confirmed by Decaturish via records on the city of Avondale’s website. The property would be located on East College near Hillyer Avenue and […]

DeKalb Firefighters honored for heroic acts during apartment fire in Avondale

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 24, 2018

The DeKalb County Commission on Jan. 23 celebrated the heroism of the county’s firefighters during a Jan. 3 blaze at Avondale Forest Apartments. Firefighters caught children and babies thrown from higher floors by their parents. Miraculously, there were no fatalities. According to the county, firefighters rescued nearly 100 people including a woman in a wheelchair, […]

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Posted by Decaturish.com January 23, 2018

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Editorial: Avondale residents have questions that deserve answers

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 23, 2018

If you’re wondering what the heck is going on in Avondale Estates these days, you aren’t the only one. In December, City Manager Clai Brown – who has held the job since 2008 – announced his intention to resign his job effective Feb. 16. The reasons for this announcement were never fully explained, though reporting […]

DeKalb NAACP blasts county’s request to limit creation of new cities

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 22, 2018

The DeKalb County branch of the NAACP has a major beef with the DeKalb County Commission’s request for a three year moratorium on annexations and the creation of new cities. Commissioner Jeff Rader says the county’s desire to curb the creation of new cities and annexations is not new. The request for a moratorium was […]

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