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)

Bylaw Survey: Fill Out by September 11th!

Please take a moment to fill out the Adair Park Today Bylaw Survey. You can fill it out online here OR print the PDF below and return to Justin Wood, Parliamentarian.

PRINT PDF SURVEY

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!

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.