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!

NPU-V Communities of Atlanta host National Night Out Community Block Party!

Tuesday August 4, 2015
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rosa Burney Park
Located At: 477 Windsor Street, Atlanta, Ga. 30312
(in the Mechanicsville Community)

All are invited to this Community Block Party which promotes community pride and community safety! Fun for the ENTIRE family!Free Food and Free Give-A-Ways!
-Interactive Games and Moon Bounces
-Live DJ
-Opportunity to connect with Local Community Partners
-Public Safety Resources
-Special Guest Speakers & Performers

For more information and/or to participate, please contact Watrina Watson at (404)-254-8221 or watrina.watson@gmail.com.

NNO 2015 – Save the date Flyer

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.

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.”

June 13: Mayor’s Summer Reading Club in Adair Park II

Friends of Adair Park and Adair Park Today are partnering with the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club to host a book club in AP2 for neighborhood kids ages 0-8! Join us on June 13, 2015 from 12- 2pm to receive a free book, learn a phrase in Sign Language, and have fun reading with your neighbors! Light refreshments will be provided. More information will be posted in the Adair Park Neighbors group on Facebook and online at adairpark.com. Contact secretary@adairpark.com with any questions. We hope to see you there!

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Adair Park II Meeting Recap

On April 30, Park Pride, Atlanta Parks Department and Councilmember Sheperd’s office facilitated an idea-generation activity focused on what should replace the pavilion-covered area in Adair Park II.  Some of the ideas generated included expanding the playground equipment area, adding lighting, adding vehicular bollards/boulders, and creating a leafy flower garden to address the water run-off concerns.  Councilmember Sheperd’s office remains committed to removing the pavilion ASAP, and replacing it with a community-driven solution shortly thereafter.

Park Pride put together a book outlining some of the ideas residents discussed at the meeting. Residents who are interested in this process are encouraged to reach out to Friends of the Park by contacting president@adairpark.com

Adair Park II Design Workshop

Annie E. Casey Foundation Community Investment Fund Now Taking Applications!

Overview
The Annie E. Casey Foundation-Atlanta Civic Site (ACS) is pleased to release the grant application for the 2015 Community Investment Fund. The Community Investment Fund is a grant opportunity open to resident-led projects in Adair Park, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Summerhill and Capitol Gateway, known collectively as NPU-V.

The primary objectives of these grants are to:

  • Support volunteers and grassroots organizations who are taking ownership in improving their communities;
  • Foster relationships by encouraging diverse community partnerships to work toward common goals;
  • Build capacity within the community through training and leadership development; and
  • Support and track at least one measureable neighborhood improvement from each grantee, with the understanding that incremental improvements lead to broader community impact.

Awards range from $500-$5,000 annually.

The deadline for receiving applications is 5 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2015, no exceptions.

Download the Application

Download the Full Announcement

Adair Park II Meeting Thursday, April 30th!

APT & Friends of Adair Park would like to invite all neighbors to attend a meeting at 6pm on April 30, 2015, at the Kroc Center (967 Dewey Street). The meeting will be led by Park Pride and Councilmember Sheperd’s office. The focus will be a brainstorming session on moving the pavilion in AP2 and redesigning the park to increase safety in the community. Please plan on attending and bring your ideas! It is very important for everyone to come out! Questions? Contact Randy Gibbs at president@adairpark.com

Adair Park II Playground and Courts

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 jtstreet@gmail.com 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.