Posts tagged with "Atlanta Regional Commission"

Population forecasts show DeKalb’s population will grow by 156,000 people by 2040

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 28, 2016

The Atlanta Regional Commission has released its population forecasts for 10 counties in the metro Atlanta area. According to the data, DeKalb County’s population will grow by 156,000 people in 2040, bringing the total population of the county to around 875,000 people. Other highlights of the study: – More than 108,000 jobs will be added […]

Atlanta Regional Commission asks for feedback on 25-year blueprint

Posted by Dena Mellick December 15, 2015

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is asking for feedback on a 25-year blueprint of the region. Comments are being accepted on the Atlanta Region’s Plan through Jan. 15 of 2016. The plan includes transportation, community development, water resources, aging & health services, and workforce development. The full plan is 600+ pages online. A press release from […]

Grant will fund mural on MARTA overpass

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 24, 2015

The city of Decatur has received a $15,000 grant to paint a mural on the MARTA overpass at West Trinity and Atlanta Avenue. Jim Jaquish with the Atlanta Regional Commission says the grant is a 1 to 1 match, meaning it requires a 100 percent match from the city. He said the grants are partnership […]

ARC certifies Decatur as ‘Platinum level green community’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 28, 2015

The Atlanta Regional Commission has awarded the city of Decatur the distinction of being a Platinum level Certified Green Community, according to a press release from ARC. ARC bestows the honor on cities that demonstrate “leadership in implementing policies and practices that contribute to efficient and sustainable use of resources in metro Atlanta.” “The city […]

First look: The new Central DeKalb Senior Center

Posted by December 29, 2014

This story has been updated. By Dena Mellick, contributor The Central DeKalb Senior Center held a soft opening on Monday, Dec. 22, welcoming seniors interested in its services and offering Decaturish a preview of the new facility. The senior center is part of an ongoing national and local push to provide more services for the […]

More finding ways to skirt grueling commute

Posted by December 1, 2014

This story has been updated.  By Jill Nolin, contributor Corey Anderson knows that hopping in the car and driving from her Candler Park home to her Emory University job would be the fastest commute, but she’s long since given that up. It may have taken a free MARTA pass and rising parking fees at Emory […]

Avondale holding road diet, roundabout demo

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 25, 2014

Grab some chalk. Avondale Estates plans to mark up, block off and redirect roads around the intersection of U.S. 278 and Clarendon Avenue on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 am to 4 pm. It’s a demonstration that would give residents a glimpse into what life would be like if the U.S. 278 had a roundabout or […]

Transportation fixes on the region’s 2015 agenda

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 10, 2014

Fixing transportation will likely be a huge issue for state legislators and our region in 2015. That will likely mean higher taxes, but there’s no clear funding plan on the table. But there’s a pretty clear message from elected officials and state leaders that something needs to be done. Last week, two members of the DeKalb […]

Did you know? – Interesting info about Avondale

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 10, 2014

Most of the DeKalb Government Operations Task Force meeting on July 2 was about as exciting as the name implies. But the meeting included information that residents in Avondale Estates might find interesting. It came up during a demographics presentation by Mike Alexander with the Atlanta Regional Commission. The presentation looked at the data of different […]

Dirt moving – Expansion of Farmers Market begins

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 20, 2014

Recently shoppers at the DeKalb Farmers Market have noticed construction crews moving around on parcels adjacent to the store. The planned expansion appears to be underway. When everything is done, there will be more than a million square feet of additional space, 2,800 more parking spaces and two new driveways: one on Ponce De Leon […]

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