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Avondale Estates

Unlike the BOMC, the URA can issue a bond anticipation note for financing five projects the city has given top priority. By issuing a BAN, the city has the ability to borrow money for those projects without needing the voter approval required by a general obligation bond.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Posted: Jun. 18, 2019


Avondale Estates’ Board of Mayor of Commissioners is voting this week on whether to create an Urban Redevelopment Area, a board that, unlike the BOMC, can issue a bond anticipation note for financing projects that the city has given top priority.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Posted: Jun. 13, 2019


The city also has plans to add bike lanes, wider sidewalks and create shorter crossings across 278, thus making downtown more accessible to residents south of the hedges.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Posted: May. 28, 2019


Avondale Estates’ commission recently chose Stacia Familo-Hopek to fill the remaining vacancy on he city’s Downtown Development Authority.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Posted: May. 21, 2019


Preliminary plans for the property, which the city closed on last year, include two retail/restaurant buildings fronting 278 and, behind them, a “town green,” of two to 2.5 acres that could feature an amphitheater and a pedestrian-only path that’s now Franklin Street.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Posted: May. 21, 2019


Avondale Estates, which boasts village charm and access to MARTA, is finally seeing a surge in growth.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle | Posted: Mar. 15, 2019


Avondale Estates in its proposed reconfiguration of U.S. 278 is submitting a concept report to the Georgia Department of Transportation. The three-quarter mile stretch from Sams Crossing to Ashton Place is a state highway, and GDOT has final approval of any changes.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Posted: Mar. 8, 2019


Elmore was initially elected when he beat four other candidates in a March 2015, special election to fill the vacancy left by Ed Rieker’s resignation.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Posted: Feb. 28, 2019


“Avondale’s master plan shows it’s trying to grow in a way to allow for more pedestrian traffic, and that’s just perfect for us.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Posted: Feb. 28, 2019


Sam Collier, who served Avondale Estates’ Downtown Development Authority for three years, including one year as chair, recently announced he’s stepping down to become its interim executive director and consultant for the next six months.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Posted: Feb. 21, 2019


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