Atlanta Streets Alive Comes to Midtown Sunday, May 18, 2014 2-6pm

Midtown Atlanta Streets Alive May 18 2014

It’s not every day that you see streets in Atlanta not filled with the ever present automobile. Unless you live in a neighborhood like Midtown Atlanta, it’s pretty hard NOT to have a car and get around. But, we are making strides in getting the urban core of Atlanta to be more transit-oriented, as well […]

Is Atlanta Ready (or Willing) For Transit?

Multi Modal Transit Terminal

An informative post, but some what of an editorial one as well! Atlanta is on the rise again! Cranes are coming out of the ground in Midtown and Buckhead as new apartment towers start to take shape. And yes, even the suburbs are on fire again as homes are being built and excess lot inventory […]

5 Cities Buy More Than Half of All Electric Vehicles in U.S. | Autopia |

Nissan Leaf

See on – Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos It’s a stat that should surprise absolutely no one. More than half of all electric vehicles in the U.S. are silently running around five major cities.   Thom Abbott‘s insight: An exact reason why recent development presented to the Midtown Alliance were told “You need to […]

Keeping GATech safe

Midtown Atlanta Condo Security

See on – Georgia Tech News Events Images flashed across 10 screens on the front wall. There’s video of street action both in and around Georgia Tech’s campus. Take a look over there and you’ll see people walking along Fowler Street. Another screen shows action at the intersection of 10th Street and Hemphill Avenue. […]

NYC’s coming ‘supertowers’ are nothing to fear

NYC Super Towers

See on – Georgia Tech News Events Who’s afraid of “supertowers” near Central Park? Most of the city’s inflexible preservationists, ivory-tower urbanists, community “activists,” pandering politicians, architectural critics and architects themselves, except for those fortunate enough to…   Thom Abbott‘s insight: Our “Super Towers” may soon be here with new development planned for Midtown […]

Holyfield’s Heavyweight Manse Sells For Measly $5.8M

Hollyfield Manison

See on – Other Atlanta News Events Talk about a real deal. The folks at Redfin have confirmed that rapper Rick Ross has purchased the monstrous former Fayetteville home…   Thom Abbott‘s insight: It was not a Hollywood actor-type taking up residence that purchased this monster of a mansion, but let’s hope that Rick […]

Henri Jova Atlanta Architect and Midtown Pioneer Dies at 92

Closeup image of the cross

Henri Jova Atlanta Architect and Midtown Pioneer Dies at 92 As reported in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Henri Jova passed away at the age of 92 at his West Palm Beach home on January 13th.  Here is a portion of the story: One of Atlanta’s greatest architects, Henri Jova, 94, died on Jan. 13 in West […]

Step inside the Clermont Hotel

Clermont Hotel Ponce De Leon Avenue Atlanta

See on – Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos For nearly nine decades, the Clermont Hotel has accommodated everyone from white-collar workers to prostitutes under a single roof at 789 Ponce de Leon Ave.   Thom Abbott‘s insight: It certainly will be exciting to see what they turn this former gem into! The photos look […]

Flashback Fotos: Aerial Atlanta, the city from above 1905-1988

Aerial Midtown Downtown Connector 1956

See on – Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos Atlanta’s landscape is ever-changing, and that’s not a recent development. It seems that nothing stays the same for very long in our city and you can see that in these photos taken from above, some from airplanes, some from tall buildings.   Thom Abbott‘s insight: If […]

Atlanta’s Lost Spaces Abound | Riverwalk Atlanta and Hartsfield Incinerator

Riverwalk Atlanta

I suppose every city (well maybe not New York or Los Angeles) have lost spaces, waiting to be re-discovered. As a real estate broker, I find myself in many a place that most Atlantan’s have never even been, much less heard of. And then, I even learn about a place I knew nothing about. A […]