Let’s Talk About Adair Park 2! Meeting with Parks Dept. & Councilmember Shepherd

Adair Park Residents,

As mentioned at the last Adair Park Today meeting, Councilmember Shepherd’s Office and Park Design has invited Adair Park residents to come and voice their thoughts, ideas and concerns around the re-design of Adair Park II.

The meeting will be held on January 14th, at 2PM, at 233 Peachtree Street, 17th Floor.

We’ve been encouraged to bring our top three ideas for improvements to the park. Please contact Nell Brimmer, Chair of Friends of Adair Parks at parks@adairpark.com.

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Redevelopment of Northside Drive Corridor–Citizen’s Advisory Committee

Changes, including growing volumes of vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle travel along Northside Drive, one of our most important state routes in Metro Atlanta, are leading to the need to reassess how the corridor between I-20/Whitehall Street and I-75 can be improved to better serve regional and local needs. GDOT is currently studying the corridor and has already held an open house to solicit community feedback on potential changes. Want to represent Adair Park in the process? There will be an opportunity to engage as a member of the Citizenship Advisory Committee in 2016. Please email Sam Sanu or Erick Fry about your interest at northsidecoridor@dot.ga.gov. This is an important process that will affect our neighborhoods along with many others, please consider being a voice for our community! Thank you to our neighbors who attended the open house and provided initial feedback to GDOT.

See Survey Results and Key Themes from GDOT Here (PDF)

Join the Annie E. Casey Foundation Community Investment Fund Board!

The CIF Board is a great way to support our neighbors complete amazing projects in NPU-V! During 2015, Elise Blasingame and Becky Katz served as Adair Park’s representatives on the Board. Please consider nominating yourself and/or others to serve for 2016! See details and application below:

Dear NPU-V Neighbor,
It is our desire to invite you and others you may know across the NPU-V neighborhoods to apply
to become an Advisory Board Member for the Community Investment Fund of The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site. The Atlanta Civic Site (ACS) is pleased to kick-off the 2016 Community Investment Fund (CIF), The Atlanta Civic Site partners with community members to fund resident-led projects in NPU-V neighborhoods that focus on ACS’s priority areas: Education
Achievement, Neighborhood Transformation, and Family Economic Success.

The Role of Community Investment Fund Advisory Board Members
The Board will review, select and manage funding for community projects, with support from ACS staff. Please note that Board members and groups they lead are not eligible to apply for Community Investment Fund grants; individuals interested in applying for funding should not apply for board positions. We will distribute more information about the grant application process once the Board has been assembled.

Below are some additional guidelines to consider before applying to the Board:
• The board will be comprised of a maximum of 13 people. We seek representation from
all NPU-V neighborhoods;
• We ask that you disclose affiliations with groups that are currently active in NPU-V.
During the grant selection, Board members must recuse themselves from the decision making process if an organization that they are affiliated with applies for funds;
• We are committed to assembling a Board that represents the diversity of the community. Emerging leaders or those who are new to community work are encouraged to apply. We are especially seeking to include some youth and young adult members this year;
• Board members will receive training necessary to carry out their responsibilities. No prior experience is required;
• Board membership will require a time commitment of 5-10 hours per month on average. This includes a required orientation, monthly meetings/workshops, and additional time for working with grantees;
• We are requesting a commitment of at least one year, beginning in February 2016. Board members terms are renewable annually, and they may serve for up to 4 years.

The ideal applicant is detail and deadline-oriented, has a strong commitment to NPU-V, and an interest in developing his/her leadership capacity. Semi-finalists will be interviewed the week of January 11th by a selection committee.

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION (PDF)

CA$H Mob at Kemper’s This Weekend!

CASH MOB This weekend!
Kemper’s Soul & Caribbean Food – yummy! Cash Mob social hour Friday from 7pm-9pm – come get your “I Love Intown SW ATL” sticker! Neighborhood with biggest turn out gets the trophy! We will also be giving out the remainder of our FREE Braves tickets for Sunday night’s game.

1955 Metropolitan Pkwy
678-345-0036
Hours Friday/Saturday 10:30am-9pm
Sunday 10:30am – 7pm

GDOT Northside Drive Corridor: City Council Legislation

Yesterday, stakeholders met to discuss GDOT’s Northside Drive Corridor “Improvement” project. GDOT mentioned the potential of including a possible interchange between Northside Dr. and I-20 – is further along than previously believed. Adair Park residents need to stay engaged in this process moving forward.

The City Council legislation attached was authored by CM Andre Dickens. It may or may not be discussed next Monday at City Council. There is another public meeting at GDOT next Thursday, Aug. 20th @ 9am.

Public comment is not allowed at this meeting, but please attend if possible to hear straight from GDOT their plans for Northside Dr. and to make them feel your presence.

DICKENS GDOT NORTHSIDE LEGISLATION

Porches and Pies Seeks Community Sponsors!

Adair Park will be holding its inaugural Fall Festival, Porches and Pies on Saturday, October 24th from 12PM-6PM in Adair Park I. Learn more by visiting: www.porchesandpies.com

The Festival Planning Committee is currently seeking sponsorships at the following levels:

2015 Sponsor Packages and Registration Porches and Pies IMAGE

You can mail in the sponsorship form with your check or fill it out online by clicking here.

Questions? Email Elise at communications@adairpark.com

Thank you to the amazing sponsors who have already signed up to support this community-building event!

Hospitality Sponsor
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Community Sponsors:
Councilmember Joyce Sheperd
Councilmember Andre Dickens
Councilmember Mary Norwood
Randy Gibbs at Engel & Völkers

CA$H Mob at Bakari’s Pizza July 9-12!

Patronize Bakari’s Pizza (576 Lee St, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310) between July 9th-12th (Thursday-Sunday).
Take/Post Picture at Restaurant or with Delivery. Use the following hashtags: #ISWATLCASHMOB, #INTOWNSOUTHWESTATL
Mention Cash Mob when ordering. Also, look for sign-in Poster w/Cash Mob Sticker. Sign-in w/name and neighborhood. Email all receipts and photos to: mrgibbs63@gmail.com

The official Cash Mob Meet-Up will be on Friday, July 10th, 6pm-8pm. Show up and get a FREE Cash Mob Sticker!

CA$H Mobs are returning to Intown Southwest Atlanta!

Neighborhood leaders of Adair Park, Capitol View, Capitol View Manor, Oakland City, Pittsburgh, Sylvan Hills, West End, and Westview are working together to support existing food businesses and attract new options to our community. We are asking local food businesses to commit to:

1) Creating a Respectful & Welcoming Environment for All Patrons;
2) Maintaining a Clean Establishment;
3) Providing a Safe Environment (including Shopping, Dining, Parking Areas, Sidewalks, Etc.);
4) Providing Healthy Food Options; and
5) Providing Fresh Food Options.

If the food establishment is agreeable to these basic standards, we will encourage our neighbors to intentionally support their business.

Once again, we are planning to support local food businesses by sponsoring “Cash Mobs” – targeted meet-ups in which we call on all neighbors to patronize a specific business on specific days and times. Cash Mobs not only demonstrate to business owners of the potential increased business they may receive from the local residents, but Cash Mobs will also potentially introduce new food and dining options to area residents who would otherwise look elsewhere for food options.

The Cash Mobs will officially begin with the 1st Annual Intown SW Atlanta Bowling Competition at the Metro Fun Center (1959 Metropolitan Pkwy) on Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 7pm! Games will begin promptly at 7:30pm. Awards and Prizes will be given to the neighborhood with the best Individual and Neighborhood Bowling Scores AND for the neighborhood with the highest representation!

A tentative schedule of follow-on Cash Mob meet-ups in each participating neighborhood will be released shortly. Please contact Randy G. Gibbs @ mrgibbs63@gmail.com (or your neighborhood representative) to make recommendations of local food businesses worthy of our support.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, June 26th, for the Cash Mob Kick Off, and for the follow-on Cash Mob events!

Thanks!

PNC Donates 6 Lending Libraries to Adair Park!

Thanks to a generous donation by PNC Bank to Friends of Adair Park we are receiving 6 little lending libraries for the neighborhood! During the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club Event in AP 2 on 6/13/15 children will have an opportunity to decorate and add a personal touch to the libraries. The libraries will then be installed throughout Adair Park! If you can donate paint, books, or installation expertise, please contact secretary@adairpark.com.

“More little lending libraries are popping up around metro Atlanta this month as Friends of Adair Park gets set to install six of the miniature book exchanges throughout its neighborhood parks and public space.
PNC Bank recently donated the libraries to Adair Park as part of an effort to leverage community engagement to encourage children to read. More than 400 PNC employee volunteers built the libraries, which can hold gently used books for residents to lend, borrow, share and return. “For many families and residents who don’t have a traditional library nearby, these mini-libraries are a free, accessible community resource.” said Eddie Meyers, PNC regional president, Georgia.”