The City of Atlanta today announced that Mayor Kasim Reed and Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson signed a 20-year Airport Use and Lease Agreement. The new lease will start July 1, 2016 and will keep Delta Air Lines’ corporate headquarters in Atlanta through 2036. The agreement allows Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to move forward with a $6 billion capital expansion program, which includes plans to build two new domestic parking decks, add five additional gates to Concourse T, construct a sixth runway, and invest more than $900 million in a new international concourse. The new lease replaces the previous agreement which took effect in 1980 and was extended in 2009.
Music in the Park will be held Saturday, April 30. at the Wren’s Nest, 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., and on Sunday, May 1, at Evan P. Howell Park, located at the corner of Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard and Peeples Street, S.W. On Saturday from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Music in the Park will feature performances by young musicians at the Wren’s Nest. Sunday’s performances from 1 to 7 p.m. in Howell Park will feature the Georgia State University Jazz Band, Theresa Hightower, Russell Gunn, Federico Gonzalez Pena featuring Lil John Roberts, Donnie, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Chris Dave and the Drumhedz.
The Arbor Day Foundation will honor the Atlanta Beltline Arboretum at the 2016 Arbor Day Awards on April 30 with the 2016 Excellence in Partnership Award. The Arboretum is one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban development programs underway in the United States, connecting 45 neighborhoods together through trails and green space.