mail deliveryIf it seems like your mail is being delivered later and later these days, you’re not imagining it. According to a report at CNN, cost-cutting measures and a shrinking work force, means U.S. Postal Service carriers are delivering mail after 5 p.m. more than four days a week. Atlanta, Washington DC, Richmond, Arlington and South Florida topped the list of cities and areas receiving mail after 5 p.m. The results were issued in a new report this week by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General.

Tishman Speyer plans to break ground next month on Three Alliance Center, a 30-story office tower in Buckhead that will be Atlanta’s first speculative office building in almost seven years. According to a report in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the New York developer has construction financing for the $175 million project and wants to finish the tower by September 2016.

Atlanta City Councilman Michael Julian Bond has floated the idea of putting a new civic center  at the city-owned Bellwood Quarry (you’ll recognize it from The Walking Dead). The 350-acre quarry site with it’s dramatic, sheer rock faces and blue-green water is supposed to be transformed into Westside Reservoir Park and become one of the jewels of the Atlanta BeltLine’s west side. According to a report in Creative Loafing, Bond thinks the quarry would be an excellent site for a new civic center once the city sells of the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on Piedmont Avenue.

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.