Monthly Archives: March 2008

Park Pride’s 7th Annual Conference: A Vision of Sustainability

Park Pride’s Seventh Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference will be held Monday, March 31 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Galen Cranz, Professor of Architecture at UC Berkeley, will deliver the keynote speech. This signature event brings together leaders working toward the creation of world class park system in Atlanta. The event features a full day of presentations and break out sessions from local leaders focused on sustainability in Atlanta. Two sessions of particular interest to those in real estate.

The first, “Infill Redevelopment, Sustainability & Parks,” provides case studies on how Continue reading

LEED Silver Plaque Unveiled at Atlanta’s 1st Green Condo Building

Oakland Park LEED Plaque UnveilingOakland Park recently unveiled their LEED Silver certification plaque. The celebration was attended by development team, partners, media, local government officials and environmental organization representatives. Oakland Park, at 563 Memorial Drive, in Grant Park is the first multi-family housing project in Atlanta to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Simon Tuohy, Financial Officer and Development Associate for Urban Realty Partners and project manager for Oakland Park; Mark B. Riley, Managing Partner, Urban Realty Partners; Scott Doksansky, Director of Portfolio Management, Melaver, Inc. and Peggy McCormick, President, Atlanta Development Authority (ADA) gave special remarks during the ceremony.

According to Peggy McCormick, President of the ADA, “Oakland Park is an excellent example of Tax Allocation Districts making the difference in a project being built. We consider Oakland Park to be one of the first catalytic projects on Memorial Drive.”

Oakland Park is a joint venture project between Continue reading

“That’s the night that the lights went out in Georgia”

earthhour.jpgYes, March 29, 2008 is going to be the night that the lights go out in Atlanta. The World Wildlife Fund recently announced that Atlanta has joined Earth Hour 2008 as an official supporting city. When approached with the invitation to make Atlanta the representative of the Eastern Time Zone, she jumped at the opportunity. After all it does support her recently “Sustainable Atlanta” environmental initiative. This is going to be Atlanta’s way to illustrate their concern and commitment to the environment and finding a solution to the climate change. By turning off all of the lights from 8 to 9 p.m. in Downtown, Midtown, Atlantic Station and Buckhead, Atlanta will be only one city in a global event to demonstrate their concern for the environment. San Francisco, Chicago, Phoenix, Copenhagen, Toronto, Sydney, Bangkok and Manila are among some of the cities that will going dark on March 29. So, this is a call to arms for all Atlanta citizens, show your concern for the environment and turn off your lights, it will be a rather interesting show to not be able to see the Atlanta skyline all lit up.