A new year has arrived and with it countless resolutions.
More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family and many say they will try to save money.
As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Midtown or the westside of Atlanta to make them even better places to live?
What's on your wish list?
Would you like to see a major reduction in crime? From Howell Mill Road to Georgia Tech to Piedmont Park to Ponce de Leon Avenue and all surrounding areas in our Midtown Patch, the headlines in 2012 were filled with crime stories, including numerous armed pedestrian robberies. Just last week, some civic-minded citizens helped apprehend a thief in Midtown as the Midtown Ponce Security Alliance details here.
Does your wish list include for the Midtown Mile to begin making steps towards being akin to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile and New York’s Madison Avenue? Maybe your wish list is for smart development at some of Midtown's most visible locations, such as across the street from the High Museum, or at the corner of 10th and Peachtree streets where the boutique grocery store failed this past fall?
Maybe your wish list includes education, and you'd like see the overcrowding issue resolved at the schools within the Grady Cluster? Is the completion of Piedmont Park's expansion on your wish list? Are you ready for Midtown's traffic lights to be synced or for the traffic to improve along Howell Mill Road and Northside Drive?
What is one thing you would improve in 2013 for Midtown and/or the westside of Atlanta?
Tell us in the comment section below. Tell us what you love about living here, and what could make the community even better!