A rendering of the completed Edgewood Avenue Bridge (Courtesy Atlanta BeltLine).

The replacement of the Edgewood Avenue Bridge that crosses the BeltLine Eastside Trail in the Old Four Ward is on track for completion in April, according to a report at Curbed Atlanta.

The fate of three cityhood initiatives in DeKalb County – Briarcliff, Lakeside and Tucker – still hang in the balance after lawmakers and city proponents said efforts failed to resolve border disputes among the competing proposals in the days before the 2014 Legislature convened on Jan. 13. Read more at Reporter Newspapers.

Forest City Enterprises, a lead developer behind Fort McPherson, has backed out of its role to turn the former southwest Atlanta military base into a mixed-use, walkable community. According to a report in Creative Loafing, Forest City, which was working on the 480-acre project with Atlanta-based Integral Group and Cousins Properties, has also walked away from its role in developing a new Downtown transportation hub for trains, buses and MARTA.

The City of Decatur has delayed a vote on its new tree ordinance until at least March after residents and members of the Decatur City Commission had issues with the wording, vagueness and costs associated with the ordinance, according to a report at Decaturish.

Southern Living has named a number of Intown’s bars to its 100 Best Bars in the South list, including Decatur’s Kimball House and Paper Plane, as well as Atlanta’s The St. Regis Bar, The Bookhouse Pub, Monday Night Brewing, One Flew South, Argosy and H. Harper Station.

 

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.