Thursday, May 9, 2013
Community event celebrates achievements in local historic preservation
The Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation invites the public to the 44th Annual Historic Preservation Awards ceremony on Monday, June 3, at the award-winning Morton Theatre in downtown Athens on Washington Street. The program starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception. Part of ACHF's mission is to increase awareness of the value of historic resources to the Athens community. The annual awards play an important role in fulfilling that mission by highlighting the projects, and more importantly the people behind them, that keep the town's historic fabric vibrant. From awards for stewardship (long-term maintenance), to detailed rehabilitations of significant historic resources, to publications and programs that enhance our knowledge of local …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
These are not the final renderings of the project, officials said.
Thursday, January 10
David C. Barrow Elementary is undergoing a tremendous change. Students were moved to the old Gaines Elementary this year so that construction could move ahead full steam. Much of the old school has been torn down, and architectural details, like the rotunda, have been saved and improved. The construction project is expected to be finished in time for the 2013-14 school year, which starts in August.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Multi-year redevelopment planned in cooperation with Atlanta-based company
For years, Jack R. Wells Homes, the westside public housing complex often referred to as Pauldoe, has been saddled with the stigma of being a crime-ridden “project.” Most Pauldoe residents, who would be the ones to actually know, see things differently. They say any crime at Jack R. Wells today comes from outside and that the broader community is blind to this reality. Relatively soon, however, we’ll all take a new view of Pauldoe. A press conference at the Athens Housing Authority Thursday morning revealed bold plans for “transforming” Jack R. Wells Homes, built in 1967. On hand for the meeting were representatives from Columbia Residential, an Atlanta-based housing development and management company selected to partner with AHA on the …