By Guest Columnist MARK PENDERGRAST, an Atlanta native and author of ‘City on the Verge: Atlanta and the Fight for America’s Urban Future.’
Does Atlanta have the creative capacity and vision to develop the Westside Park as a true community asset? Will the new lake there be its beloved recreational center? The park is literally the biggest promise of the Atlanta BeltLine.
Kishia L. Powell doesn’t officially have the job as Atlanta’s watershed commissioner, but she’s hit the ground running and on Wednesday is to join Mayor Kasim Reed in celebrating a milestone in developing a reservoir at the old Bellwood Quarry.