Invest Atlanta announced today that Parkmobile, a provider of on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on and off-street parking, will be the latest company to join the city’s growing technology sector. Parkmobile will relocate its corporate headquarters from the Cumberland/Galleria area to Midtown Atlanta’s 1100 Spring Street in October. Parkmobile provides services to more than 1,400 locations around the U.S.
Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that the city has made significant progress in its effort to move all homeless veterans into permanent supportive housing, putting the city on a path to meet President Obama’s goal of ending veteran homelessness across the country by 2015. “No one who has served our country should have to sleep outside,” Reed said. “Because of the progress the City of Atlanta and our partners have made, our goal of moving all homeless veterans into permanent, supportive housing is within sight. Through collaboration and cooperation, we can solve veterans homelessness in our city this year.” The City of Atlanta Continuum-of-Care will work with federal, state and regional partners on a series of short-term campaigns, starting with a push to house at least 300 veterans in the next 100 days. The Continuum-of-Care will then work to house at least 75 veterans each month to reach the goal of housing all homeless veterans in the city by Dec. 31, 2015. Veterans in need of supportive housing should call (404) 574-1681 for resources and help. Individuals and organizations seeking to support the partnership to end veterans homelessness are invited to donate through the United Way of Greater Atlanta by visiting this link.
Dragon Goal, a unique self-contained soccer field, will be installed on the top deck of a Downtown parking garage, located at 98 Cone Street NW on May 23 – 24. Soccer teams across the city will be matched up in fast-action compressed-time tournaments. There will be opportunities for young and old to experience free play on the contained field as well as enjoy the rooftop matches. “This is a great way to temporarily re-purpose private spaces for public use in the heart of the city,” said Dist. 2 City Councilman Kwanza Hall. “One day, young people who practiced their soccer skills on the rooftop of a downtown parking garage could be playing on a major league soccer team.” The event is free and open to the public. DJ Patty Cakes will provide the music as players and attendees enjoy a unique rooftop soccer experience. For more information and a schedule of events, visit sonsofpitchesfc.com/pages/rooftop.