State Rep. Howard Mosby, D-Atlanta, has introduced an annexation bill that would bring several DeKalb County neighborhoods into the city of Atlanta. According to a report at Decaturish, Mosby said he introduced the bill due to address concerns about 911 response times in that area of DeKalb County. While there is no map of the proposed annexation area, the census tracts listed appear to include the following neighborhoods: Katie Kerr, Forrest Hills, Decatur Terrace, Midway Woods and Belvedere Park. If the bill passes through the Legislature and is signed by the governor, it would have to be approved by voters in a referendum this November.

A rendering of the planned Alliance Theatre renovation. (Courtesy Woodruff Arts Center)

The Woodruff Arts Center has received a $5 million gift from the James M. Cox Foundation, the latest major contribution to the Arts Center’s Transformation Campaign. With the Cox Foundation grant, more than $94.8 million has been raised toward the $100 million campaign goal. The Transformation Campaign was launched in 2015 to dramatically increase endowments, renovate the Alliance Theatre and Memorial Arts Building and provide greater access to the arts for families.

 

University House Midtown, the new 706-bed, mixed-use student housing development on Spring Street near Technology Square has signed four national retailers to its ground floor space: fast food favorite Taco Bell;  pasta and noodle fast-casual Twisted Kitchen; Supercuts Hair Salon; and Insomnia Cookies, a national cookie provider specializing in delivery, which sounds perfect for those late night study binges.

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.