City of Atlanta Temporarily Re-Opens 2013 VaHi Sidewalk Repair Bundle
If you’ve been watching all the new sidewalk being installed on St. Charles Ave. and are wondering how you can make similar improvements in front of your home, VHCA safety chair Peggy Berg wants to hear from you.
The window of opportunity to participate in the most recent sidewalk repair bundle organized by Peggy has been reopened for a limited time. If you’re interested in having the sidewalk, curb and/or driveway apron in front of your home repaired at today’s price of $3.90 per square foot (for sidewalks – Peggy can provide pricing for driveway aprons and curbs), the time to act is now. The city has suggested – although not yet confirmed – that the cost for residents to repair sidewalk may rise significantly in the near future, possibly to as much as $10-12 per square foot. Background information on the challenges the city faces in maintaining its sidewalks can be found in this earlier Voice article.
Interested residents should send an email to email@example.com no later than Thursday August 8. Peggy will come measure your repairs and quote you a price no later than Monday August 12. You would then have until Sunday August 18 to get Peggy a check for the amount of the repairs made out to the City of Atlanta. If your sidewalk needs repairing but you cannot afford to participate, the VHCA has limited funds available on a first come, first served basis. The VHCA can match up to $500 for residents with a financial need, while funds last.
Re-opening this window to enroll will not impact the city’s estimation that work on this sidewalk repair bundle will be completed within the next 6-12 months.
Scroll down to see a few pictures of the sidewalk that was repaired on St. Charles Ave. last week.