Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The model public-private assessment district in the Smyrna-Vinings area was recognized Monday by the Georgia General Assembly.
Wednesday, March 6
The Georgia General Assembly honored the Cumberland Community Improvement District Monday for its private investments in Georgia’s public infrastructure for the past 25 years. Attended by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson who spoke to both chambers, the House and Senate presented resolutions to Cumberland CID officials honoring its contributions and successes over the years. “CIDs are tremendous assets to the state and Cumberland has led the way in showing how the business community can effectively partner with government to deliver important projects,” said Isakson, a sponsor of the 1984 enabling legislation. “This is an exciting time for us,” said Cumberland CID Chairman Tad Leithead. “Commercial property owners have played a part in building …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
A flurry of leasing activity at Akers Mill Square shopping center could signal that the economy is bouncing back.
After four years of vacancies and foreclosures nationwide, the opening of a new business is something people get excited about, but the opening of six new businesses in a single shopping center makes headlines Since November, Akers Mill Square Shopping Center at the intersection of Cobb Parkway and Akers Mill Road has seen the opening of a Golfsmith and Toys ‘R Us/Babies ‘R Us. Right next door to the toy store is the future home of Petco. There’s also Pollo Tropical, a quick-serve restaurant serving Carribbean-inspired cuisine that opens May 4. But Pollo Tropical won’t be the center’s newest restaurant for long. There’s also a Brooklyn Water Bagel Company opening soon. And don’t forget about Zoë’s Kitchen being constructed on the lot that …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
The reconstruction project is scheduled for completion by 2015 and will create about 100 jobs.
Ground was broken Friday on the reconstruction of the U.S. Highway 41 Bridge that provides access across the Chattahoochee River, an $18 million project more than 30 years in the making. The reconstructed Highway 41 Bridge will have six lanes separated by a four-foot raised median, a 12-foot-wide multi-use trail on the east side and a six-foot-wide sidewalk on the west side. Construction will be completed in phases and Cobb Parkway will be open throughout that time. The project is expected to create about 100 jobs and is scheduled for completion by 2015. “This bridge was originally constructed in 1935 and it is the original bridge,” said Malaika Rivers, Cumberland Community Improvement District’s executive director. “Although plans to …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Catching up with some Tuesday news you can use after the Independence Day holiday.
Now that the extended holiday weekend is done, it’s time to get back to business. And it starts with tonight’s Smyrna City Council meeting at City Hall. About two months after the council approved Atlanta-based NAI Brannen Goddard, a commercial real estate brokerage service, to nationally market the Hickory Lake Apartments property, the city-owned property is back on the agenda Tuesday. In May, the council approved Enviropro CEP for asbestos abatement services at Hickory Lake, but it is expected to rescind the bid award Tuesday and approve a rebid for the project based upon revised specifications. The city plans to raze the 92-building complex located on Old Concord Road near Windy Hill Road, and eventually sell off parts of the property …