Let's show our thanks to our firefighters at Station 29 with FOOD for Thanksgiving!
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Thank you to Susan Kanellos, PHCA's Public Safety Chair, for organizing this opportunity to give back!
In August 2021, Cheshire Bridge was compromised after a fire.
During this time, thanks to all the neighbors who helped support the many businesses that are OPEN on both sides of the bridge (including in the Manchester district), including PHCA loyal supporters Nakato Japanese Restaurant, Taqueria del Sol, Atlanta School of Photography, The Buttery ATL, Daily Chew, Costumes Etc, Club Diogi Dog Daycare, Johnny's Pizza, and more.
Cheshire Bridge IS NOW OPEN! One lane in each direction, plus one sidewalk.
The "soft reopening" occurred on Monday, October 31, 2022 – what a treat for Halloween for all the businesses and residents who have endured this ordeal for so long!
Special guests spoke at the short ceremony, including Mayor Dickens, Councilmember Wan, and Atlanta DOT Commissioner Marsha Anderson Bomar. The full completion is currently anticipated for February 2023.
Please be patient with fellow drivers as everyone adjusts to the new traffic flow during the remainder of construction.
Of course, tons of news stations were there; check out the coverage below.
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Update from October 2022
One lane in each direction will open to traffic after a soft opening ceremony with the City of Atlanta on Monday, October 31, at noon.
Once the entire bridge is completed (by the end of this year), a bigger ribbon cutting ceremony will be held in early 2023!
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update – September 23, 2022
Update from Councilmember Wan's email newsletter on 9/14/22: The rebuild of Cheshire Bridge will include bike lanes! The contractor is on track to have one lane open in each direction by the October 31 milestone. The remaining two lanes will follow quickly as the foundations/piers will already be in place. And additional funding is included in the infrastructure bond approved by voters earlier this year to repave the entire stretch of Cheshire Bridge Road. Timing TBD on this part.
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update – September 9, 2022
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update – August 11, 2022
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - June 10, 2022 (From Councilmember Wan's email newsletter:
Cheshire Bridge construction is now underway with a projected completion date of Halloween 2022. The city has contracted with C.W. Matthews for the design-build work, and the contract includes financial incentives to the contractor for early completion. They will prioritize getting the travel lanes open first as soon as they are ready, and they will continue the other project work afterward to get traffic relief as quickly as possible.
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update – July 8, 2022
Drone Video Footage of Cheshire Bridge - July 2022
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - May 5, 2022
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - February 16, 2022
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - January 27, 2022
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - December 2, 2021
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - November 4, 2021
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - October 6, 2021
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - September 22, 2021
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - September 8, 2021
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - August 30, 2021
The 2022 Piedmont Heights Survey took place during September 2022, with 24 neighbors responding. Participation in the survey was drastically down compared with the 2016 PHCA Members-Only Neighborhood Survey, which had 61 responses.
• Neighborhood trash is a concern and neighbors are invested in helping clean it up.
• Weekends and weekday late afternoon/evenings are overall good times for planning something to bring the community together.
• Neighbors want to meet other neighbors, and particularly if it combines food and drink, whether at someone’s home or at a local restaurant/bar.
• Neighbors know about Gotham Way Park, owned and maintained by PHCA (not City of Atlanta).
View the full survey results here (PDF).
GDOT is collecting feedback for their NEXT proposed roundabout, planned just up the road from the one they just completed. This one would on Monroe Drive across from Fire Station 29, between Cirque Daiquiri Bar and the new apartments being built by Fairfield Residential (at the former Intown Suites property).
Their proposed plan would close the entire exit for 10 months! UNACCEPTABLE!
While the other roundabout was hugely disruptive, especially at the beginning of the project, at least the exit was OPEN. Having the other exit closed for 10 months would be devastating for both residents and businesses in the area. Not to mention our FIRE STATION.
Here is some suggested wording you can copy and paste:
Not opposed to the roundabout in general.
I am opposed to the 10-month, 5-mile detour that will cripple local businesses, adversely impact residents and the efficiency of Fire Station 29, and make the work of the mail carriers who have offices in the USPS Midtown Carrier Annex Post Office at 415 Plasters Ave NE Ste 100, Atlanta, GA 30324 impossibly difficult.
I request GDOT return the project to the concept phase and invite all businesses, property owners, and residents within the 2-mile radius to assist in alternate detour and exit closure impact.
I request GDOT engage more inclusive communication tools with impacted stakeholders. It appears that GDOT has not sought to involve the public until very recently with a postcard, after it approved the project concept (on 4/7/2020) and preliminary design (on 2/2/2022). Postcards are inadequate for a project as significant as this.
I request GDOT engage the Piedmont Heights Business Alliance and the Piedmont Heights Civic Association in assisting with a Public Hearing Open House (PHOH) to engage impacted stakeholders.
This exit will impact 1,000s of residents and 1,000s of small businesses who have been hit three times in the last year: 1) Cheshire Bridge taking 1.2 years to rebuild 2) Atlanta Gas Light Project going up and down Piedmont Road 3) Monroe/Armour Drive Roundabout Construction that happened all within a year and a half in the area, we would like to come up with an alternative to the proposed plans. Many of the businesses are trying to recover from the 30-60% loss in business caused by these transportation projects. And needless to say, this is on top of the recovery efforts of COVID-19.
What PHCA and PiHi Alliance are doing on your behalf:
1. PHCA and PiHi Alliance are seeking support from the Ansley Park Civic Association, Morningside-Lenox Park Association, Woodland Hills Neighborhood Association, Linbergh Lavista Corridor Coalition, Livable Buckhead, and Lindridge Martin Manor Neighborhood Association to write a collective letter to GDOT expressing their objection to this project timeline.
2. PHCA and PiHi Alliance are contacting our state and city representatives to gain support for our objection.
3. And more!
Reached out to our state Representative Evans, who will be attending the Annual Neighborhood Meeting. She supports our efforts regarding this roundabout.
Reaching out to all the businesses that will be affected by this current plan and trying to plan ways to get parking for construction workers that will not affect the flow of traffic during construction.
Asking Councilmember Wan to coordinate the city streets to be paved in these areas at the same time to alleviate additional traffic disruptions.
Reaching out to the Atlanta Fire Chief on what GDOT has planned for their fire station right where the traffic island will be built.
Compiling recommendations to provide GDOT.
What YOU can do:
1. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! The comment period for this project is open until November 11, 2022. All organizations agree the comment period is unacceptable and will require additional time to properly recommend alternatives to this proposed plan. Let GDOT know how you feel and how you will be impacted by their proposed plan.
2. Learn more about the proposed project. Visit their website here. Review their presentation (PDF) of the proposed project.
GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK TO GDOT!
By the way, if this kind of proposal gets you fired up, consider joining the PHCA Board of Directors or our Planning Committee. We can use extra help staying on top of these types of projects with the city and state! Contact PHCA VP Cole Patton for more info.
PHCA Vice President
Info about the GDOT Roundabout at Monroe Dr. & Armour Dr.
Piedmont Heights Civic Association is a volunteer organization made up of your neighbors who share their time and talents with all of us.
Consider joining the PHCA Board of Directors or one of our committees. You can see who's already involved in the list below – and what streets currently have no direct representation.
I got involved after meeting some of the board members at the Beautify PiHi Cleanup Day in 2020 at the former InTown Suites. My wife and I had recently renovated a home on Monroe and moved in with our three daughters and our dog. Then we joined PHCA.
It would be my pleasure to talk with you and learn more about how you'd like to help our neighborhood and how you can do so through PHCA.
Cole Patton, PHCA Vice President
PiHi Areas Needing Board Representation:
PHCA Board of Directors
Committees & Committee Chairs:
THANK YOU to Saint Martin Lutheran Church, Nakato Japanese Restaurant, PiHi Foundation, and the volunteers who showed up for the two Sunday "spiffy up" days in October at Gotham Way Park!
15% off Happy Hour drinks and flights every Friday from 3-5pm
Mondays – Open Mic Night @ 8pm
Wednesdays – Open Mic Comedy @ 8pm (signup to perform @ 7:30), followed by Karaoke
Thursdays – Team Trivia @ 7:30
Tuesdays (seasonally) – Cornhole League
Wednesdays – Trivia Night 7-9pm
Every Other Thursday – Comedy Night. Free but RSVP required and includes a free pint!
Sundays – Live Music @ 2-5pm
Monday Night Concert Series: Showing classic rock concerts on the big screen in the taproom and some live music from time to time. Stay tuned on Instagram.
Tipsy Trivia Tuesdays: Every Tuesday at 7pm
Dive Bar Karaoke Wednesdays
Barrel of Laughs Comedy: Last Thursday of every month we host hilarious local comedians. $5.
Know of updates or additions for this page? Let us know!
August 31, 2022 – New Turn Lane Changes from 85 Access at Armour Drive
Be aware of the new turn lane changes coming off the 85 Access ramp at Armour Drive.
The left lane allows you to turn left onto Armour Drive, then go into the roundabout onto Monroe toward Cheshire Bridge. If you take this lane, you CANNOT turn right onto Monroe going toward Ansley Mall.
The right lane allows you to go straight, turn right onto Armour, OR turn left onto Armour then immediately right onto Monroe toward Ansley Mall (bypassing the roundabout).
Watch the (extremely amateur) video to see these new traffic lane patterns in action.
June 8, 2022 Update from GDOT on the Armour Monroe Roundabout Project
These are the remaining Stage 3 activities for June, weather and on-site conditions permitting:
May 3, 2022 Update from GDOT on the Armour Monroe Roundabout Project
Estimated completion is now scheduled for early July 2022. Click the link above for more details.
February 16, 2022 Update from GDOT on the Armour-Monroe Roundabout Project
For the latest updates on the GDOT Roundabout Project at Monroe & Armour Drives, please visit their project website:
LATE APRIL 2022: Expected Completion Date
You can also contact GDOT about this project by emailing ArmourMonroeRoundabout@dot.ga.gov
(click image below to bring up full-size PDF)
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Atlanta Gas Light's Piedmont Enhancement Project will impact the Buckhead, Piedmont Heights, and Morningside communities and assist the company with meeting its energy commitments in Atlanta.
This project started in Summer 2021 at E. Pelham and go north through Piedmont Heights, north into Buckhead. It will involve lane closures and detours.
For questions or additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-584-3145.
Learn more about the Piedmont Enhancement Project (PDF) or PiedmontEnhancementProject.com
May 25, 2022 Update from AGL
December 15, 2021 Update from AGL
November 17, 2021 Update from AGL
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Piedmont Heights Civic Association
1579 Monroe Dr. NE, Ste. F307
Atlanta, GA 30324