We worked hard these past few months to fundraise for a $10,500 camera overlooking the stairwells of the Boulevard Tunnel. The camera offers 24hr surveillance and is linked directly to the Atlanta Police Department. There is only a single power pole available, so location is not perfect, but will cover nearly three-quarters of the stairwell area. A HUGE thanks to the following donors:
City of Atlanta, NPU-N grant: $3700
Tom Aderhold, developer for The Stacks: $2000
CNIA/Natalyn Archibong: $1500
CSX Railway: $1500 (promised)
Cabbagetown Initiative (currently pending grant award): $1500
BTI Happy Hour fundraising: $300
Boulevard Tunnel Initiative was honored to receive this year’s Community Engagement Award for Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU) N! A big thanks to NPU-N for the nomination and to our continued BTI supporters!
A huge thanks to the crew that updated and replaced our railings: Victor Price (Supervisor), Clarence Paul, Albert Hardy, Norman McCoy, Kent Favors, Clude Hill. Thanks Public Works!
A huge thanks to Natalyn Archibong (City Councilwoman) and Valerie Bell-Smith (Public Works)… BTI met at City Hall yesterday and has confirmed time lines and a plan for lights (on order), railings (replace missing sections, reinforce weak sections, repaint a lovely standard issue green), road work (city is contracting out to have the BTI road repaired and updated over the next several months), and mirrors (Cabbagetown is responsible for hiring a contractor, but Public Works will approve installation in the stairwells for better visibility). We has also scheduled a pressure washing and a monthly maintenance for the weeds overgrowing in the sidewalks.
Further discussions include possible cameras in the stairwells and bike lanes through the tunnel (We will update you over the next couple of months).
Get excited people! And get involved! Fundraising will open soon. Tell your friends.
It’s official! Work started this week on replacing some of the broken and missing guard rails along the Boulevard tunnel. Meeting this week with Councilwoman Archibong and Public Works hoping to get a timeline of completion! Keep your fingers crossed things progress smoothly for us…
Our district councilwoman, Natalyn Archibong, pledged her support to surrounding neighborhoods and communities, including the Boulevard Tunnel Initiative, by presenting checks to the local communities.