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36 Atlanta Institutions Offer Deals for Musuem Week

by Zac Pasmanick - The Zac Team @ RE/MAX Metro Atlant

Three dozen Atlanta museums and cultural destinations will offer special admission deal between April 25 and May 1 as part of Museum Week. Many of these places will offer two-for-one deals, and some are making entry completely free.

"We encourage people to explore places that are new to them and to expand their understanding of the wealth of choices they have in Atlanta, " said Mary Pat Matheson, executive director of the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

For a full list of participating locations visit


Trees Atlanta Plants 150 Trees in Chastain Park

by Zac Pasmanick - The Zac Team @ RE/MAX Metro Atlant

Chastain Park has become more green with Trees Atlanta's new project. The nonprofit organization planted 150 trees in the popular Atlanta park in conjunction with Chastain Park Conservancy. "Trees Atlanta has been an invaluable resource in Atlanta, and we are honored they have selected Chastain Park for this initiative. 150 native trees will provide shade, cleaner air, and improved aesthetic to both Chastain Park and the surrounding neighborhood, said Chastain Park Conservancy Executive Director Rosa McHugh. The trees planted include oaks, elms, and dogwoods.



Protesters March in Atlanta Seeking Minimum Wage Increase

by Zac Pasmanick - The Zac Team @ RE/MAX Metro Atlant

Atlanta area residents turned out in the hundreds to march for an increase in minimum wage in the fast food industry. The march was part of the national campaign "The Fight for $15", which started in New York and urges major employers like McDonalds for an hourly wage increase.

The federal minimum wage is $7.25, and legislation was just introduced in Georgia to raise it to $10.10 in the state. Protesters carried signs that said, "People and Planet over Profit" while chanting "If we don't get it, shut it down!"


Safest Cities in Georgia

by Zac Pasmanick - The Zac Team @ RE/MAX Metro Atlant

Safety is a top concern for people planning to relocate to a new city. Luckily, the national research firm ValuePenguin crunched the 2013 FBI numbers in an attempt to determine which areas of Georgia are the safest.

Here is the list of the top 10 safest cities in Georgia.

    1.Holly Springs
    2.Johns Creek
    4.Flowery Branch
    7.Peachtree City


Mayor Reed Creates Committee for Walking and Biking Features

by Zac Pasmanick - The Zac Team @ RE/MAX Metro Atlant

Mayor Kasim Reed has created an advisory committee to help add walking and bicycling features to Atlanta transportation projects as part of the national "Mayor's Summit for Safer People and Safer Streets Challenge." 

Reed said, "Connecting the city for cyclists and pedestrians delivers benefits across the board - health, safety, environmental, transportation, and overall quality of life."

This announcement comes on the heels of a proposed infrastructure bond to improve city streets. Part of the new program would include 500 bicycles and 50 rental stations.

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Atlanta to Vote on Infrastructure Bond

by Zac Pasmanick - The Zac Team @ RE/MAX Metro Atlant

Atlanta voters will have the chance to decide on a proposed $250 million infrastructure bond on March 17th. Atlanta has not made a major infrastructure investment since 2000, and many people have noticed that the streets could use some repair.

There will be two questions on the ballot about taking on approximately $188 million in debt to pay for roads, sidewalks, bike lanes, and bridges and about taking on $64 million to build and fix public buildings. More than 225 projects are included in the bond package.

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Zuckerman Museum of Art Debuts 'Pause'

by Zac Pasmanick - The Zac Team @ RE/MAX Metro Atlant

Kennesaw State University's Zuckerman Museum of Art will debut it's new multimedia art show and exhibit this Saturday. The show is called Pause, and it focuses on contemporary ideas of stillness and time. It will include over 50 multimedia works from the Metro Atlanta area and beyond. Perhaps the most well-known artist in the show is Andy Warhol with an excerpt from his five hour-long film "Sleep". 

The kickoff is Saturday from 6-8pm and the show will run through June 6th (11am-4pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays). Visit for more information.

Zoo Atlanta Takes Top Honors in Best in Atlanta Real Estate Awards

by Zac Pasmanick - The Zac Team @ RE/MAX Metro Atlant

Zoo Atlanta won top honors in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's annual Best in Atlanta Real Estate Awards. It was nominated in the "Mixed-Use/Special Use" category for the planned Cyclorama revitalization project (officially named A Grand New View for Zoo Atlanta: Elephants, Events and Expansion). The project will be completed in 2018 or 2019.

"We're thrilled and honored to received this award. News like this gives us, and hopefully our community, a big boost of excitement about seeing this project become a reality," said Raymond B. King, President and CEO. "The fact that the Atlanta Business Chronicle chose to honor us with this distinction illustrates a huge vote of confidence for the vision we have for the Cyclorama project and for the ways it will completely transform and rewrite the future of the Zoo."

Grants for New Homes along Beltline

by Zac Pasmanick - The Zac Team @ RE/MAX Metro Atlant

Buying a home along the new Beltline just got easier thanks to Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and the Atlanta Beltline Inc. The two are teaming up to offer an affordable housing finance partnership that gives a cumulative $600,000 in grant funding to eligible buyers who purchase or rehabilitate an existing home along the corridor. The funding is available exclusively to FHLBank Atlanta member financial institutions and their eligible customers who earn 80 percent or less than the area median income.

Paul Morris, the Atlanta Beltline CEO, said they have a goal of providing 5,600 units of affordable housing. For more information click below:

Atlanta City Council Considers sale of Inman Park Trolley Barn

by Zac Pasmanick - The Zac Team @ RE/MAX Metro Atlant

The Inman Park Trolley Barn was built in the 1880s as a maintenance facility for Atlanta's electric street railway line, and the City of Atlanta bought it in the 1970s. Now it is rented out as event space, but the Atlanta City Council is considering selling the property in order to receive property taxes. The nonprofit organization Atlanta and Edgewood Street Railway Company plans to raise funds to purchase the building, as they have the right of first refusal. Inman Park has historic zoning that would prevent the barn from being demolished or dramatically altered. Read more:

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