Subarea 2 Recap Meeting Summary
June 10, 2017
C.A. Scott Recreation Center
On Saturday morning, June 10th, the D3: Westside Revive planning team hosted a public meeting at the C.A. Scott Recreation Center focused on the future of Subarea 2, a section of City Council District 3 which includes Grove Park, West Lake, Hunter Hill, Washington Park, and Bankhead. This “Recap Meeting” was a follow-up to the initial Subarea 2 Workshop held over Memorial Day weekend, and many of the original attendees gathered to hear the findings of the planning team and comment on the proposed concepts for their subarea.
Council member Ivory Young welcomed the attendees, and spoke about the importance of citizen participation. “One thing I like about these D3: Westside Revive meetings,” he said, “is seeing so many new faces—folks who don’t show up at the other meetings.” Council member Young reminded the audience to stay engaged in the process. “This is your opportunity for your ideas and your priorities to flourish.”
Subarea 2 Workshop Summary
May 27, 2017
C.A. Scott Recreation Center
Kicking off Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday morning, May 27th, Council member Ivory Young and the City of Atlanta Department of City Planning continuing the Westside Revive master plan process for the D3 by welcoming the residents and stakeholders in Subarea 2. The 40+ residents of this area would focus on the issues and opportunities specific to Grove Park, West Lake, Hunter Hill, Washington Park, and Bank Head.
In similar fashion of the Subarea 1 workshop conducted on May 6, this meeting began with an introduction by Councilmember Ivory Young along with Shayla Reed from the City of Atlanta. Contente Terry, Project Manager gave an overview of the entire project and its timeline. This meeting was privileged to have Olen Daelhousen from VHB as he presented on Transportation areas of improvement for Subarea 2. Closing out the presentation were urban designers Herman Howard (SHAPE) and John Skach (Perkins + Will) who discussed in detail the beauty of Subarea 2 and were they thought the areas for improvement.
In the second hour of the workshop, participants moved to the three breakout stations located throughout the recreation center to talk with the planning team and offer their ideas. The themes of the stations were “Discover, Discuss, and Design.”
At the conclusion of the workshop, in celebration of Memorial Day, residents had the opportunity to sit down and partake in a barbecue lunch. Some participants joined Councilmember Ivory in a more intimate gathering to further discuss the things that they believed were imperative to their neighborhood’s success.
Attendees were encouraged to follow the project website (www.d3-westsiderevive.com) and to return on June 10th for the recap presentation on their subarea.