Things are happening!

It’s been a while since we’ve had any major updates to post to the blog, but things are really starting to move now. After the community open house meeting we held back in December 2018, we have been working with our steering committee and the City to refine the design based on what we heard at the meeting.

Since then, the City has been working in the background on coordinating with the Georgia Department of Transportation, finding partners to help design and construct the project, and applying for additional grant money to help make the project even more successful.

Here is where we are now:

  • The project was awarded a $10,000 grant from the organization People for Bikes to provide additional funding!
  • The City has identified a firm to design the roadway lane re-striping and protected bike lane design. This portion will be designed by the firm Arcadis through its pro bono design program at no additional cost to the project budget.
  • The city has begun researching and purchasing materials for the parklet space, including seating and planters.

More updates will be coming soon, but I wanted to let everyone know where we’re at. The next steps include creating detailed engineering plans, further coordination with the Georgia Department of Transportation, and then after that, construction of the first phase of the project. The first phase is expected to include the roadway lane re-striping and protected bike lanes, as well as upgrading the crosswalk by the bridge and placing some initial parklet seating and planters. We will want to get your input on these things, so stay tuned! Until then, stay safe!

Materials from December 12 Open House Posted Online

Thanks to everybody who came out to our open house last night! We had a great turnout and got lots of good feedback. The materials we showed are now posted on our Graphics page, so if you could not make it (or just want to see them again), please check them out! Our next steps as a project team include:

  • Continuing to accept community feedback
  • Beginning the process of moving the conceptual ideas (shown at the meeting) toward an implementable design that incorporates what we heard from the community
  • Holding another follow-up open house early next year to get feedback on more detailed designs

As always, feel free to leave us your thoughts on our Contact page. Thanks again for your support!

Open House on December 12

Come participate in the design of the Jackson Street Bridge Placemaking Project! As a result of the ideas we heard at the neighborhood meetings in October, the team has put together several conceptual ideas we want to share with the community. Come check them out and give us your thoughts!

Time & Location

Wednesday December 12 from 5:30-7:30 PM

Condesa Coffee
480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave, #100
Atlanta, GA 30312

More Info

Open house format. Stop by anytime during the event!

Questions? Reach out using our Contact page. Or check out the event on Facebook.

Welcome!

Welcome to the website for the Jackson Street Bridge placemaking project! We will use this to periodically provide updates on how the project is progressing.

For now, please use the About and Contact menus at the top to read more about the project and to send us feedback. We want to hear your ideas!

Thanks for all your support so far!