My Uncle Louie opened his home to me as I looked in Atlanta for my first job after college. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution hired me in 1982 and, over the intervening years, Aunt Helen and Uncle Louie shared the warmth of their home and their depth of knowledge about metro Atlanta, where they had moved in 1956. This is the family's obituary.
Lewis Van Gorder was born in Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, son of Lewis Leonard Van Gorder, and his wife, Cecelia ...more
The Atlanta BeltLine has retained Clyde Higgs as the agency’s new vice president and chief operating officer. Higgs most recently worked in North Carolina as an officer with a public private research facility endowed by California billionaire David Murdock, of Dole Food Co.
“Clyde was the best strategic choice to serve as our next Vice President & Chief Operating Officer,” Paul Morris, the BeltLine’s president and CEO said in a statement released Monday afternoon.
“His extensive experience leading day-to-day operations ...more
After a lot of hard work, the chances have improved significantly that an animal will come out alive from a shelter in Fulton and DeKalb counties – up from 15 animals out of 100 in 2012, to 85 animals out of 100 in 2014, according to the contractor who took over the facilities in 2013.
Princess has hopped into the vehicle and is heading home with her family through an adoption arranged by LifeLine at the Fulton County Animal Shelter. ...more
Prices of homes sold in metro Atlanta rose by 5.4 percent during a 12-month period ending in June, according to the Case-Shiller index released Tuesday. The results help offset values lost in the ongoing stock market plunge.
Pulte Homes is developing Stonehill at Lenox, a community of 3-story townhomes to be priced from the low $500,000s. Credit: pulte.com
Nationally, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showed an increase of 4.5 percent in the 12-month period ending in June. That’s an increase from ...more
As Darron Cooper completed a research paper about Underground Atlanta last year at Georgia Tech, he had no idea the city was on the brink of selling Underground to a developer.
Underground Atlanta has a critical location in the future plans to develop an east-west corridor in downtown Atlanta. Credit: Google Earth, David Pendered
Cooper’s paper views private ownership as a logical step for the revitalization of Underground. Now his report joins those on the Atlanta BeltLine and Atlantic Station for ...more
As concerns related to cyber security abound, a new report from Atlanta’s city auditor shows the city’s IT department has not kept pace, especially at Atlanta’s airport.
The laundry list of unresolved issues includes former airport contractors having access to computer systems regarding the airport; and network issues at the airport so critical that the report said specifically that it did not name them for fear the issues would be made public.
Nothing in the report suggests that passenger safety is at ...more
David Pendered is managing editor of SaportaReport.com, a website that covers the urban affairs of metro Atlanta. Pendered's work has appeared in Urban Land, the magazine of the Urban Land Institute, and several print and digital sites around the region. Pendered is contributing to an upcoming book to be published by the American Planning Association.
Pendered is an Atlanta journalist with more than 30 years experience reporting on regional and statewide issues from Atlanta City Hall to the state Capitol. In ...more