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Atlanta’s Next 25 Years


You can help shape the future of Metro Atlanta, especially its relationship to technological innovation. The Atlanta Regional Commission has been updating its plan with adoption anticipated in spring 2016. Public participation is encouraged! More than 8,000 people participated in the first survey last year. Now the second survey is available until March 31, 2015. The final plan will guide public policies and investments related to issues of transportation, land use, water quality, workforce development, aging, and health resources. Please participate in the brief, interactive survey at For more information, visit

Déjà Vu All Over Again!

Washington Park, ChicagoA mayor and a president collaborating to place a presidential library on parkland? Yes, you read that correctly. But this time, it’s Chicago and not Atlanta where the battle lines are being drawn.

One of the four proposed sites for President Barack Obama’s Presidential Library is 20 acres in historic Washington Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1871. The other sites under consideration are in New York, a second location in Chicago, and the University of Hawai’i campus.

A group known as Friends of the Parks in Chicago is deeply concerned about Washington Park. The Friends group states that protecting the Olmsted legacy and the historic 19th century park is even more important for urban populations today than when it was built. Read more

At Lullwater Preserve

Heron on the lake at Lullwater Preserve

Photo by Kirk Larson

A heron sails over the lake

Caution: Fernbank Construction

Please use extreme caution when driving on Heaton Park through the Fernbank Elementary Construction. Construction crews will be doubling and tripling in coming weeks!  Please keep the building crews safe and remind your neighbors and friends to do the same.

Additionally, Construction updates are available at Fernbank Elementary School 

DHCA’s Nominating Committee Announces 2017 Slate

The DHCA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its slate for the Class of 2017, as well as nominations for five officers and seats in the classes of 2015 and 2016. The following individuals will have their names placed in nomination at the DHCA Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at 1:30pm at the Fernbank Museum. Please note that Ken Gibson will remain Secretary and Claudia Keenan will remain Communications Vice President. Read more


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