David Pendered, Managing Editor, is an Atlanta journalist with more than 30 years experience reporting on the region’s urban affairs, from Atlanta City Hall to the state Capitol. Since 2008, he has written for print and digital publications, and advised on media and governmental affairs. Previously, he spent more than 26 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and won awards for his coverage of schools and urban development. David graduated from North Carolina State University and was a Western Knight Center Fellow. David was born in Pennsylvania, grew up in North Carolina and is married to a fifth-generation Atlantan.
Atlanta is making plans to buy a house and use its grounds to provide access to creek side trails the South Fork Conservancy has built alongside the South and North forks of Peachtree Creek. The city is willing to pay nearly $400,000 for the property.
When voters in Atlanta, and Fulton and DeKalb counties, approved a 1 percent sales tax for education last year, they fell squarely within the group of affluent Georgia communities that like what the tax provides – interest-free, pay-as-you-go financing for capital expenses. A new report from Georgia State University outlines challenges that face less affluent communities.
Rental rates for newly built apartments in Buckhead and Midtown now exceed $2.60 a square foot, and a new report from CBRE says the demand exists to fill the units. Meantime, the report observes gentrification and rising prices are concentrated east of Midtown/Downtown.
The ongoing effort to shape the redevelopment of Memorial Drive received a shot in the arm from the Atlanta Regional Commission, which provided a grant to fund further studies through its Livable Centers Initiative.
The pending sale of Pullman Yard has elicited more than interest from developers and politicians. The sales process prompted the state to release a trove of information about the site – including the reason behind a fire that burnt a hole through a roof last summer.
Newark is the latest city to plan its version of the Atlanta BeltLine. This being New Jersey, the arc toward an alt-transit oriented greenspace flanked by mixed use development traveled some gritty ground.
Cuba and Alabama signed a deal Thursday to explore opportunities to grow trade between the state port in Mobile and Cuba. A similar deal planned for two ports in Florida was cancelled following threats by Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott to cut state funding to any state port that signed a deal with Cuba.
Atlanta, host of the 2019 Super Bowl, can take heart in a report issued Thursday by Moody’s Investor Service. Moody’s predicted that the Super Bowl in Houston will raise tax revenues that are pledged to repay bonds issued to build NRG Stadium.
The latest directive from the special master overseeing the water-war litigation between Georgia and Florida reminds of the theory about the tragedy of the commons: The directive reminds of the amount of water Georgia already juggles to meet various demands.
The Federal Election Commission has determined that Tea Party Express did not disclose nearly $1 million it spent in 2011 and 2012 on efforts to defeat Barrack Obama and Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar. Lugar lost his seat to a tea party candidate despite strong support from former Georgia Sen. Sam Nunn.
Florida is running out of money to litigate the water war with Georgia, Florida state budget records show. The shortfall was made public just as the states were required to meet and try to resolve the matter and deliver results by Thursday to the special master presiding over the federal lawsuit.
The end of the battle over Adair Park Elementary School is in sight. The Atlanta City Council is slated to vote Feb. 6 to hand the deed over to the Atlanta Public Schools. Mayor Kasim Reed is expected to approve the deal.
Emory University is at an interesting junction as academicians explore social issues in an era when President Trump talks about closing borders. Emory’s posture is evident in its rejection of requests to become a “sanctuary campus,” even as Emory hosts an event Wednesday to discuss the history of American civil protest.
Each in its own way, the three major construction projects Gov. Nathan Deal has proposed in Downtown Atlanta will increase the vitality of its surroundings and promote greater connectivity to people who have activities in the buildings.
More than 1 million individuals have participated the free financial well-being program sponsored by SunTrust Banks. SunTrust has spread its message through partnerships with organizations including United Way and Operation Hope.