Background. Many sidewalks in Candler Park are broken and need repair. This is not news to anyone who walks in the neighborhood. Our Master Plan Vision Team has lobbied the city to fix sidewalks on main thoroughfares—mainly Oakdale, McLendon, and Euclid—with the splendid results we all can see. But by Atlanta law, other sidewalks remain the homeowner’s responsibility.
What can we do? To facilitate fixing our sidewalks, CPNO has established the Sidewalk Renewal Project (thank you Silvia Medrano-Edelstein, Dana Fowle, and others). Our intent is to reduce hassle, connect interested homeowners with vetted contractors, get good prices, and assure that all work meets standards.
The Sidewalk Renewal Project has simplified the process for sidewalk repairs:
- No survey, no construction set, no variable price permit fees for traffic and hauling.
- Quality assurance: We have a city project manager, field engineer, and inspector.
- We’ve even vetted a city-approved contractor.
- CPNO will pay for permit fees, traffic control and mobilization.
And the Project has negotiated competitive pricing:
- A rough estimate is $8.66/square foot for concrete installation and demolition and hauling away of old sidewalk ($8.66 by your length x your width; e.g., $2,165 for a 50ft x 5ft sidewalk repair).
- Does not include any additional issues with trees, water meters, crumbling curbs, retaining walls, etc. Any additional items will be itemized in your free quote.
Step 1: Online Application. If you want to get your sidewalk repaired at a discount rate and relatively free of hassle—or want to get a neighbor’s sidewalk fixed (perhaps helping someone with less means than you)—submit an application. Submit online—see below—or request a paper application (email email@example.com or write PO Box 5416, Atlanta, GA 31107). Application deadline: Friday, September 7, 2018.
Step 2: Sign Contract. You incur no obligation by submitting an application. After you apply, you will get a quoted price. You can then decide to proceed or not. If you decide to proceed and sign a contract, you will be given a start date for the work. The funds will be put into an escrow account, but the contractor won’t be paid until the city inspector approves the work. Contract & payment deadline: Friday, September 28, 2018.