Enda Kenny

Place Properties plans to build a 144-unit student housing complex Downtown at 200 Edgewood Ave., just across from Sweet Auburn Curb Market and close to Georgia State University. According to What Now Atlanta, the building will be called The Edge and have retail and restaurant space on the ground floor as well as a parking deck.

Buckhead’s major thoroughfares are due for an upgrade, so expect to see plenty of activity in the next few years with repaving, re-striping and realignment. Buckhead CID executive director Jim Durrett updated the Buckhead Council of Neighborhood’s at last nigh’t meeting on some of the major projects including the re-striping of West Paces Ferry Road, Pharr Road and a major project that will require land acquisition on Peachtree Road through the heart of Buckhead Village. Read the full story at Reporter Newspapers.

The organizers of the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade surely weren’t expecting the surge of negativity on their Facebook page, but that’s exactly what has happened since Irish citizens learned that its embattled prime minister, Enda Kenny, is grand marshall for the March 14 event in Midtown. At this writing there are more than 1,000 comments condemning Kenny for his pro-Europe stance and a host of other controversies, as well lambasting the parade organizers for not doing their homework. There are calls for Kenny to be dumped as grand marshall but that seems unlikely to happen at this late date.

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.