The City of Atlanta is looking for a buyer to redevelop the historic home of the Atlanta Constitution newspaper, which has become a blighted eyesore in Downtown. Invest Atlanta, the city’s economic development arm, is seeking developers interested in turning around the crumbling building at 143 Alabama Street. According to the AJC, the organization said Wednesday it has issued a “Request for Proposal” or RFP in search of a buyer for the 95,000-square-foot building. The Constitution was the city’s morning newspaper before it merged with its afternoon competitor, the Atlanta Journal.
Gov. Nathan Deal’s legal team has issued a legal warning to Georgia superintendents and educators, urging them to stay out of the school takeover fight and reminding them that it is illegal to spend public money to try and persuade voters on the Opportunity School District amendment. At least 43 education boards in Georgia have passed resolutions pushing back against the school takeover, and parents, teachers and community leaders from around the state have been vocal in their opposition. A recent poll by WSB-TV shows state voters are split on the issue, which would give the state the power to take control of failing school districts.
A congested intersection in Inman Park is finally getting a four-way stop. Anyone who’s driven, biked or walked through the intersection of Krog Street, Lake Avenue, Irwin Street and the Atlanta BeltLine Eastide Trail knows it can be a nightmare to make a turn or simply cross the street to get to Krog Street Market. SaportaReport says that City Councilman Kwanza Hall has pending legislation on the stop signs, and its supported by the Inman Park Neighborhood Association.