Becca J. G. Godwin

Becca Godwin covers hyperlocal development. She holds an M.A. in Mass Communication from Georgia State University and a B.S. in Communication from Florida International University. She joined the AJC in 2016.

Latest from Becca J. G. Godwin

Darlington received nearly 40 code violations in 5 years, records show
 When a code complaint regarding no hot water in a fourth floor unit was filed with Atlanta police on Thursday, it became the 24th complaint about The Darlington Apartments since April 2017.  Residents of the  Darlington, one of the few apartment buildings in the area affordable for low-income residents, were notified in mid-August...

Posted: a day ago

When a code complaint regarding no hot water in a fourth floor unit was filed with Atlanta police on Thursday, it became the 24th complaint about The Darlington Apartments since April 2017.  Residents of the Darlington, one of the few apartment buildings in the area affordable for low-income residents, were notified in mid-August...
Spend a night in Hotel Clermont’s Room 237 in ‘Shining’-inspired deal
 For years, the circa-1924 structure above Clermont Lounge was abandoned, dark and pretty creepy. Then Hotel Clermont opened in the old building this summer, and it became something glamorous, pulsing with life and the opposite of off-putting. Everywhere, that is, except room 237 during all of next month.  The hotel has designed a package...

Posted: 2 days ago

For years, the circa-1924 structure above Clermont Lounge was abandoned, dark and pretty creepy. Then Hotel Clermont opened in the old building this summer, and it became something glamorous, pulsing with life and the opposite of off-putting. Everywhere, that is, except room 237 during all of next month.  The hotel has designed a package...
New apartment complex opens next to busy Westside Provisions District
 The first residents will soon move into a new apartment complex with direct pedestrian access to the popular Westside Provisions District.  Broadstone Yards, made up of three mid-rise buildings with 251 studio, one- and two-bedroom units, is located at 1084 Howell Mill Road  in West Midtown. Amenities include co-working...

Posted: 2 days ago

The first residents will soon move into a new apartment complex with direct pedestrian access to the popular Westside Provisions District.  Broadstone Yards, made up of three mid-rise buildings with 251 studio, one- and two-bedroom units, is located at 1084 Howell Mill Road in West Midtown. Amenities include co-working...
MARTA to host voter registration groups leading up to Nov. 6 election
 MARTA will host voter registration groups two more times leading up to the Nov. 6 election.  The “non-partisan events are designed to ease the voter registration process” and do not endorse any campaign or candidate, a press release said.  Volunteers from local organizations will have paperwork for those interested in...

Posted: 3 days ago

MARTA will host voter registration groups two more times leading up to the Nov. 6 election.  The “non-partisan events are designed to ease the voter registration process” and do not endorse any campaign or candidate, a press release said.  Volunteers from local organizations will have paperwork for those interested in...
Beltline allure conjuring up big mixed-use development on Boulevard 
 Practically everyone who lives in Atlanta is familiar with Boulevard, a  miles-long road that runs through multiple beloved neighborhoods.  The northern end begins in the Old Fourth Ward, where Monroe Drive turns to Boulevard at the Ponce de Leon Avenue intersection. The street snakes south past John Lewis Freedom Parkway, past...

Posted: 3 days ago

Practically everyone who lives in Atlanta is familiar with Boulevard, a miles-long road that runs through multiple beloved neighborhoods.  The northern end begins in the Old Fourth Ward, where Monroe Drive turns to Boulevard at the Ponce de Leon Avenue intersection. The street snakes south past John Lewis Freedom Parkway, past...
‘Beetlejuice,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ in a downtown Atlanta park this October
 There are many free events going on in Woodruff Park you won’t want to miss in October.  Namely, the screenings of Halloween-appropriate classic movies such as “Beetlejuice” and “Ghostbusters.” Here’s a look at what’s going on in the downtown Atlanta park next month. Wednesday...

Posted: 3 days ago

There are many free events going on in Woodruff Park you won’t want to miss in October.  Namely, the screenings of Halloween-appropriate classic movies such as “Beetlejuice” and “Ghostbusters.” Here’s a look at what’s going on in the downtown Atlanta park next month. Wednesday...
Cops: Five friends walking between Atlanta bars robbed at gunpoint
 Atlanta police investigators are asking for the public’s help identifying a robbery suspect. Five victims — one man and four women — told police they were walking  on Carroll Street when a dark car, possibly a Toyota Corolla, pulled up alongside them and stopped. Two men allegedly got out and held the victims at gunpoint...

Posted: 4 days ago

Atlanta police investigators are asking for the public’s help identifying a robbery suspect. Five victims — one man and four women — told police they were walking on Carroll Street when a dark car, possibly a Toyota Corolla, pulled up alongside them and stopped. Two men allegedly got out and held the victims at gunpoint...
Atlanta cops seek teen who allegedly shot man near Chick-fil-A
 A 17-year-old who allegedly shot a man last month has been added to Atlanta’s “most wanted” list. Police have identified Tyrone Gates as a suspect in the Aug. 6 shooting on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr NW. The victim, who appeared to have been shot twice in the lower back, ran across the street to the Chick-fil-A...

Posted: 4 days ago

A 17-year-old who allegedly shot a man last month has been added to Atlanta’s “most wanted” list. Police have identified Tyrone Gates as a suspect in the Aug. 6 shooting on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr NW. The victim, who appeared to have been shot twice in the lower back, ran across the street to the Chick-fil-A...
Menswear brand opens its first Atlanta showroom in Buckhead
 A menswear brand opened its first Atlanta showroom in Buckhead on Tuesday. Indochino looked  for “an ideal showroom setting in the city for some time,” a press release said. The company landed on a 1,300-square-foot space at Shops Around Lenox, near West Elm.  Atlanta is one of the company’s top online markets...

Posted: 4 days ago

A menswear brand opened its first Atlanta showroom in Buckhead on Tuesday. Indochino looked for “an ideal showroom setting in the city for some time,” a press release said. The company landed on a 1,300-square-foot space at Shops Around Lenox, near West Elm.  Atlanta is one of the company’s top online markets...
An Atlanta Lyft code related to Sunday brunch and your civic duty
 Atlantans have a job to do on Election Day, and part of that job requires brunch-related research.  Lyft wants to help you out with all that.  See, there will be a referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot asking if the city should allow restaurants to serve alcohol as early as 11 a.m. on Sundays. (Current regulations ban restaurants...

Posted: 4 days ago

Atlantans have a job to do on Election Day, and part of that job requires brunch-related research.  Lyft wants to help you out with all that.  See, there will be a referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot asking if the city should allow restaurants to serve alcohol as early as 11 a.m. on Sundays. (Current regulations ban restaurants...
West Coast-style Italian restaurant to open at Colony Square
 A West Coast-influenced Italian restaurant   will soon open at Colony Square as part of its $160 million redevelopment. Chef Chris Gentile’s Iselle Kitchen + Bar is slated to open in fall 2019 on the corner of 14th and Peachtree streets in Midtown. The menu will features dishes such as ricotta-stuffed squash blossoms...

Posted: 8 days ago

A West Coast-influenced Italian restaurant will soon open at Colony Square as part of its $160 million redevelopment. Chef Chris Gentile’s Iselle Kitchen + Bar is slated to open in fall 2019 on the corner of 14th and Peachtree streets in Midtown. The menu will features dishes such as ricotta-stuffed squash blossoms...