Adair Park Historic District Regulations Draft – Latest Proposal from the AUDC Staff

Please find below the proposed Historic District Regulations Draft provided by the staff of the Atlanta Urban Design Commission (AUDC). This proposal was the result of an iterative process involving members of Adair Park Today and the AUDC. Members will vote on this proposal in the coming months at an Adair Park Today meeting.

Adair Park – Regulation Revisions – May 2015

More information about the Atlanta Urban Design Commission:

Commission Functions

The Commission nominates and regulates buildings and districts which are designated as Historic Buildings or Sites, Landmark Buildings or Sites, Conservation Districts, Historic Districts, or Landmark Districts.

The Commission reviews and comments on projects that involve City of Atlanta property, rights-of-way, or parks.

The Commission reviews and comments on the capital expenditures by other public agencies or authorities that are required to submit plans for review by the City of Atlanta.

The Commission reviews and comments to the Zoning Review Board and Board of Zoning Adjustment on any proposed action pending before those boards regarding any building, site or districts that has been designated under the City’s historic preservation ordinance.

The Commission provides technical assistance and public information to property owners, residents, and others interested in historic preservation, the City of Atlanta’s history, the historic resources within the City of Atlanta, or other related subjects.

Commission Operations

The Atlanta Urban Design Commission was established in 1975 by a City of Atlanta ordinance.

Since the City’s current Historic Preservation Ordinance was enacted in 1989, over 70 individual properties and 18 districts have been brought under its protection.

Any time that work on the exterior of such a designated property is proposed, a Certificate of Appropriateness must be obtained from the Commission, as well asthe normal building permit. It is the intent of the City’s Historic Preservation Ordinance that any changes which occur to a designated property be in keeping with the historic character of the building or district.

The Urban Design Commission consists of a Staff of five, and a Board of 11 members who are all residents of the City of Atlanta. The members of the Commission are volunteers and are appointed to serve three-year terms by the Mayor, City Council, and Council President. According to City ordinance, the Commission membership includes two architects, as well as a landscape architect, lawyer, land developer, real estate professional, historic preservationist, artist, historian, neighborhood representative, and urban planner. Seven members of the board constitute a quorum for conducting its business.

Public Meetings

The Commission meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 4:00 pm, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue, SW. The public is welcome to attend and is given the opportunity to speak in support of or in opposition to items on the agenda.

Adair Park Today Seeks New Board Members!

Adair Park Today needs (3-4) members for the Board of Directors each year to provide guidance and support to our neighborhood organization. The Directors shall govern the Community Development component of Adair Park Today. The duties of the Directors are to work in conjunction with the Officers of Adair Park Today to ensure an orderly process and promote the best interests of the organization. To nominate yourself or a neighbor, please contact APT Parliamentarian Justin Wood at by May 30th. We will vote on candidates at the May APT meeting. These positions would end on December 31, 2015.

Find Adair Park Today’s Bylaws here.

CA$H MOB at 656 in Mechanicsville this Sunday (2/22)

We will be meeting at 656 Sports Bar in Mechanicsville this Sunday to watch the Hawks take on the Bucks! Bring your friends and help us support a great local business!

Please remember to take photos of you and your purchased goods and post to Twitter, Facebook & Instagram #ISWATLCASHMOB

Send all receipts to so we can see our collective impact!


Request for Artists: Adair Park Street Project

Adair Park Today, Inc. is seeking an artist/artists to assist in the painting of intersections in the Adair Park community for the purposes of beautification, traffic calming, and community building.

Project entails the design of 2 stencils to be used by the neighborhood for painting intersections. One stencil shall approximate the Adair Park flag (see below) and the other stencil shall be of the artist’s design. Due to the paint that must be used, design is limited to the colors white, yellow, blue, green, black, red, and brick red. Artist will then work with children and adults of the community to paint the intersections.

Adair Park Flag

The following criteria shall be used to evaluate submissions:
1) Residency (35%) – Preference will be given in decreasing order to those who live/work in Adair Park, NPU-V,X, T, or S, Southwest Atlanta, and Atlanta.
2) Experience (35%) – Quality of artist’s portfolio and ability to succeed at this project
3) Cost (30%) – Consulting fee only, as supplies will be purchased separately by the neighborhood association.

After completion of the project, both stencils shall remain the property of Adair Park Today, Inc. to be used exclusively for the painting of intersections within the boundaries of Adair Park as recognized by NPU-V.
Submission and Deadline
Please submit by February 20th, proposal including 3 examples of your work, 2 references, and consulting fee.

Submit proposals and attachments to Matt Garbett,

Download the RFP

Friendsgiving this Sunday in Adair Park!

Crystal, Teague, Pedro and Erica are at it again with Friendsgiving! This awesome event will be this Sunday, November 11th starting about 1pm. Festivities start around 1 p.m. and we’ll eat around 3 p.m. Please bring a dish that can serve 12-15. It can be a childhood favorite or a new recipe. Please include in your response if you’re bringing an appetizer, side or dessert. BYOB and chairs.

Please respond by emailing us at

There will be buttermilk brined fried turkeys and smoked pork shoulders! Peach BBQ sauce!

Supervised children welcome! Erica is planning some great activities for youngsters. We are working out a plan for the Falcons vs Saints game. If you don’t want to make a dish, turkey or pork shoulder donations are encouraged.

Adair Park Today Meeting Tonight

The November meeting for Adair Park Today is tonight at 7pm at the Kroc Center. Lots on tap to discuss. LaShawn Hoffman from PCIA is coming to talk about the potential redistricting of City Council and what that means to us. Also, we need to discuss our December Meeting/Holiday Party, the November Cleanup, our November Meet-N-Greet and nominations for 2012 officers. Last, Fragments Ministry is coming to ask for a letter of support. Please come out and bring a neighbor with you!

Kroc Center Farmer’s Market

Kroc Center Farmer's Market
Click to enlarge flyer

If you have still not stopped by the Kroc Center Farmer’s Market on a Saturday, what are you waiting for? Fresh produce brought just across Metropolitan from our neighborhood and sold at reasonable prices? Sign me up!

This program endeavors to not only provide low cost fresh produce to the surrounding neighborhoods, but they also employ some teens in the area so they can learn about business.

We hope to see you there loading up on a Saturday soon!

Adair Park Today Meeting Tuesday, December 7th

The next Adair Park Today meeting will be at 7pm on Tuesday, December 7th. The meeting will be in the Community Room at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center across Metropolitan Ave. from Adair Park. This month’s meeting will be very short, as we will quickly go through new business then move on to elections for new officers. Currently there is one person running per position:

  • Derrick Duckworth for President
  • Chenee Joseph for Vice-President
  • Melanie Higgins for Treasurer
  • Miquela Redwood for Recording Secretary
  • Jay Melton for Communications Chair
  • Sarah Liebold for Parliamentarian
  • If you are a paid member for 2010 you may vote. You can also pay dues for 2011.

    Last, but certainly not least, we are having a milk and cookies social! Residents are encouraged to bring other neighbors to enjoy a cookie or two from Sugar Bonen, a local gourmet baker. Come join your neighbors at our last meeting and have some holiday fun!