Moreland Corridor Study Open House 

Please join the Livable Centers Initiative Study Team to review findings of the 10-Year update of the Moreland Corridor Livable Centers Initiative Plan.

Horizon Theater
Tuesday, April 18th, 6:00.

There will be a presentation on the LCI Study findings, then a panel discussion on Arts Districts and Creative Industry.

For more information about this project and to download a current draft of the report see

The Arts and Creative Industry Panel will include:

Andrew Somoza, 
President of UBack, a company that makes charitable giving simple, smart and secure for companies, donors and nonprofits. He is a technology entrepreneur with 20-plus years of experience in leading successful early-stage organizations. Having co-founded a number of technology companies, Andrew has amassed the skills necessary to take a business from concept to exit. His experiences are leveraged by various companies in board and advisory roles. As president of uBack, Andrew is engaged in sales, marketing, operations, technology and investor relations. He holds a bachelor’s in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Somosa also maintains a portfolio of investments reflecting his broad interests, including a partnership now operating the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta and the Georgia Theater in Athens, among other venues.

Aileen Almassy 
is Managing Director of Cushman Wakefield in Atlanta. As a 19-year veteran in commercial real estate, she has extensive experience in the leasing and management of Class A Office properties. Ms. Almassy has always been focused on landlord representation, and in her current role as Leasing Director she is responsible for leading Cushman & Wakefield Atlanta’s agency leasing practice and for the marketing and leasing of several office buildings throughout the metro area. Among her recent responsibilities was the office lease-up of Ponce City Market.

Michael Alexander, 
AICP is Director of the Center for Livable Communities at the Atlanta Regional Commission. The Center integrates various aspects of physical planning and data resources to achieve a greater balance of consideration for each area in the Commission’s plans and programs. Activities undertaken by the Center for Livable Communities include the development and maintenance of the Region’s long-range development plan and other functional plans such as the regional transportation plan and water supply plan. Mr. Alexander has worked on numerous planning efforts for ARC including Envision6 and the ARC’s latest adopted plan, Plan2040. Prior to joining the ARC staff, Mr. Alexander worked in Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia in local government planning, specializing in growth and development issues. Mr. Alexander earned dual master’s degrees in Public Administration and Community Planning from Auburn University. He’s also served as a Marine Infantryman in Desert Storm.

Tire Round Up

Saturday April 15, 2017 you can bring old tires and hard to recycle items such as paint, household chemicals,mattresses and chemicals and electronics. there will also be free paper shredding. Tire Round up Location- 1110 Hill Street, Atlanta GA 30315 ((CHaRM Center)

L5PBA Announces Date for the 2016 Halloween Parade & Festival

Atlanta, Georgia – The Little 5 Points Business Association (L5PBA) announced today that the 2016 Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade would be held on Saturday, October 15.

For the 16th year running, the Little 5 Points Business Association will host its annual Halloween Festival and Parade, arguably the best Halloween Parade and Festival in the Southeast.  Beginning at Noon on October 15, until 11p, guests will be treated to a daylong festival of food, fun and frightful frivolity.  The festivities will consist of live entertainment on two stages, great food selections and shopping from local artisans who, along with the area businesses, provide a wide variety of offerings for festival attendees.  

Each year, one of the highlights of the festival is the two-hour parade which has featured entertainment from zombies to marching bands to dragon floats to Box Heros.  The Parade begins at 4pm on Euclid at Austin Ave. near Horizon Theatre, takes a right on Moreland Ave. to the Wrecking Bar Brewpub where it will make a U-turn and head back up Moreland to end at Freedom Parkway.

Returning as the Presenting Sponsor is the Little 5 Points based, Wrecking Bar Brewpub, who will also serve as the, “Official Beer,” for the 2016 program.

For information about the Little 5 Points Business Association, please visit:

 About The Little 5 Points Halloween Festival: The main purpose of the L5P Halloween Festival is to drive traffic to the Little 5 Points Business District by offering one of the premier Halloween events in the southeast.  It is designed to allow residents and visitors alike to enjoy a fun-filled day in one of Atlanta’s oldest and most eclectic neighborhoods.

About the Little 5 Points Business Association: The L5P Business Association exists to support the retailers and business owners in the Little 5 Points neighborhood of Atlanta.  The L5PBA is a 501c non-profit organization that is also owns and hosts the Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade, designed to drive traffic to businesses in the community.

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