The MARTA Board of Directors has unanimously confirmed transit executive Jeffrey A. Parker as the authority’s new general manager and chief executive officer. He was most recently vice president at infrastructure and design firm HNTB Corporation’s Atlanta office. Parker is a former MARTA senior director of transportation, working at the agency from 2005 to 2008, and has also led transit operations in Boston and Connecticut. Parker will begin work next week.

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) has contracted with Pond & Co. for the design of the Enota Park expansion on the Westside Trail. The current park – the Enota Place Playlot – is located on Enota Place and is approximately 1/3 of an acre. The expanded park will be over 8 acres bounded by Interstate 20 to the north, the Westside Trail to the east, Lucile Avenue to the south, and Enota Place to the west. The project is being developed through collaboration between ABI and the City of Atlanta.

A rendering of the new Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta campus (Courtesy HGOR)

A new rendering has been released by HGOR for the new Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta campus at the northeastern corner of North Druid Hills Road and I-85. Set to deliver in 2025, the new campus will span 70-acres will offer state-of-the-art facilities, gathering spaces, planted areas, water features, two miles of walking paths and a variety of gardens.

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.