Atlanta Regional Commission

How can we make Sweet Auburn a lifelong community?

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) "Living Beyond Expectations" Lifelong Community Demonstration Project temporarily transformed two blocks of Auburn Avenue in Old 4th Ward into a model Lifelong Community.

For approximately five years, ARC has been working closely with select communities throughout the Atlanta region, from Mableton in Cobb County to Tucker in DeKalb to Rountree in Clayton County, to help them define and implement elements that will re-create their neighborhoods into healthy places for persons of all ages to live. This demonstration project in the Sweet Auburn area empowered planners, community leaders, neighbors and individuals from throughout the region to experience concepts in action and in practice that contribute to a Lifelong Community.

Individuals from throughout the Atlanta region were invited to join ARC for the “Living Beyond Expectations” Visioning Workshop on Wednesday, March 26, from 4:00-8:00PM. The workshop was held at Operation Hope (Inside the Ebenezer Community Resource Center), 2nd Floor, at 101 Jackson Street, NE, Atlanta. You can view photos from this workshop on the project Facebook page

Over the course of three days, from Friday, June 20, through Sunday, June 22, ARC worked with stakeholders and volunteers to temporarily transform Auburn Avenue between Fort Street NE and Jackson Street NE using inexpensive or donated materials and engaging programming. 

We're continuing the conversation here on Neighborland on how to make the Old 4th Ward a lifelong community. Share and support ideas with the "I want ____" field on this page, text your idea to (404) 900-7495, or tweet "I want _______ #sweetauburn."

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