Kasim Reed

The AJC is reporting that former mayor Kasim Reed’s year-end bonuses and gifts cost taxpayers $811,000, or nearly $300,000 more than previously reported. According to the report, additional employees received bonuses or awards that were not on the original list provided by the city.

Music streaming service Pandora will expand its presence and create 250 jobs in Atlanta over the next three years. Pandora plans to hire for positions in product and engineering, sales, client services, legal and human resources. View open positions in Pandora’s Atlanta office here.

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. has announced the development of a new 91-unit, senior housing facility located on the Westside Trail. Through a $500,000 BeltLine Affordable Housing Trust Fund loan from Invest Atlanta to The Woda Group, Inc. and Parallel Housing, Inc., this investment will help fund affordable housing projects in the Adair Park Historic District. 85 percent of the units will be affordable, while the remainder will be rented at market rate. Adair Court is located at 806 Murphy Avenue. The $15 million development includes a picnic area, community garden, computer lab, workout facilities, on-site laundry and is only a few blocks from the West End MARTA station and ABI’s Westside Trail and Urban Farm.

Collin Kelley

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.