Adair Park Historic District Regulation Changes

The City of Atlanta and the Urban Design Council want to update the historic district regulations that govern Adair Park. The feeling is that new version alleviates the city from a lot of the responsibilities, so we want to make some recommended edits.

You can view the city’s version by clicking here.

You can view the recommended changes by Adair Park here.

If you have any questions or comments, please email code@adairpark.com or president@adairpark.com and we will get back to you shortly.

Smart 911 service

Smart911The Atlanta Police Department is encouraging residents city-wide to enroll in a program that provides household information to first responders in the event of an emergency.

The free Smart911 system allows residents to create a “household safety profile” that would give emergency responders information about who lives in the home, along with photos and important medical information that would be helpful in an emergency. The information would only be used in the event of a 911 call.

Members of the police department are visiting neighborhood meetings to promote the service and answer questions from residents.

“In an emergency situation, every second counts,” Community Services Division Deputy Chief Renee Propes said in a statement. “Smart911 will help ensure first responders arrive on the scene with better insight of the situation at hand to more effectively address the needs of the citizens.”

Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and Chamblee police departments, along with departments around the country, also use Smart911. City of Atlanta enrolled in the service in December 2011.

In an effort to reach households without internet access and senior citizens, the Atlanta Police Department will hold mobile registration drives over the course of the year to walk residents through the registration process.

The first registration drive will be held on Friday, Feb. 24, at Baptist Towers, 1811 Myrtle Drive SW. You can register on their website here.

Down payment assistance in Atlanta

Are you aware of the multiple opportunities for down payment assistance in the city of Atlanta? Here are just a few:

Cleta Winslow, our City Councilperson, Invest Atlanta and developer Jerome Russell will sponsor a series of housing and down-payment workshops and bus tours to help potential home buyers find available homes in Atlanta. The first workshop and tour will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Participants are asked to meet at Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue SW, in the City Council Chambers on the second floor at 8:30 a.m. Registration is required. Residents can call (404) 330-6047 to register.

Wells Fargo has started a program called “NeighborhoodLIFT”. The event has already happened in Atlanta, but the money is still out there to be used.

Last, there is downpayment assistance through the Beltline’s Affordable Housing program. This affects houses in the Beltline Tax Allocation District, which covers some houses along Allene Ave and other areas in Adair Park.

Some of these programs can be used in conjunction. Do some online research, there are many opportunities out there!

Next S.A.F.E. Meeting January 31st

RecycleThe next South Atlanta For the Environment (S.A.F.E.) meeting is this Tuesday, January 31st, from 6-8pm at the Georgia Hill Center. The address is 250 Georgia Avenue, Room 316, Atlanta, GA, 30312. This is the first meeting of 2012.

For more information and to reserve dinner, contact Eco-Action at 404-584-6499.

Get out and Vote!

It is time to do your civic duty! Well, one of your civic duties. Today is an election day. In this General Municipal and Special Election, we are voting on the Sunday Alcohol sales question, electing a member of the Board of Education and for the One Percent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for Educational Purposes.

For more information, you can visit Fulton County’s voting information site here. Most Adair Park residents, if you have your correct address on your voter registration, vote at Gideons Elementary in Pittsburgh. To find out where your polling place is, visit the State of Georgia My Voter Page here and enter your information.

Salvation Army Kroc Center Event Updates

Here are a few updates from the Salvation Army Kroc Center:

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Conquering Your Diet – Has your new diet been working out? Come and join this revolutionary session in nutrition every other Saturday from 10am-12pm from October 15th through December 17th. Free to members, $4 per class for non-members. Find out why some diets don’t work and get on the right track of eating right.

Reaching Out To Read – The Family Literacty Program invites you and your family to celebrate the joy of reading with wonderful artists and books on Thursday, October 20th from 5:30-7:30. Cool prizes, free food, free books and so much fun!

After School Program – Kids 7-12 can join the Kroc Center’s after school program Monday through Friday from 2:30pm-6pm. Register now and the first 10 members receive 4 free weeks! The cost is $10 per child per week for members, $15 per child per week for nonmembers.

Haven’t joined the Kroc Center? You should! Low rates for individuals and families gets your discounts, free programs, the fitness center and the game room.

Community Impact Day at the Kroc Center

Kroc Center LogoAugust 13th is the 3rd Annual Community Impact day at the Kroc Center at 967 Dewey Street. This fun family event runs from 11am to 4pm and includes fun events like jump houses and face painting, as well as health screenings and school bags while supplies last.

Combine that with food, carnival games and an essay contest, and there is a little something for everyone! Check out this flyer for more information on this great event!

Atlanta’s Finest 5K

Atlanta's Finest 5KJoin the men and women of the Atlanta Police Department, as well as many members of the greater Atlanta community, for “Atlanta’s Finest 5K Race.” This race will take place on Saturday, August 6th from 7:30am to 10am at Pemberton Place in Downtown Atlanta.

The Atlanta’s Finest 5K presents an ideal opportunity for community members to directly interact with the Atlanta Police Department as they race alongside our officers. Participants can also check out squad cars, motorcycles and the Mobile Command Unit. The family-friendly 5K also includes a children’s Gumshoe Dash and Gallop, along with activities such as face painting.

You can register for the race via this link. There is no race day registration. Everyone in Adair Park is encouraged to support the officers from Zone 3!

 

Beltline Environmental Study Wrap-up

There are two upcoming public hearings for the community to hear the findings of the Beltline Environmental study and offer feedback. These hearings will be held:

  • Tuesday, August 16th at the All Saint’s Episcopal Church at 634 West Peachtree. There are two meetings, one from 1-3pm and the other from 6-8pm.
  • Thursday, August 18th at the Hagar CTM Building at 19 Joseph Lowery Blvd. Similar to the first meeting, there is one from 1-3pm and one from 6-8pm.

Atlanta BeltlineThe Federal Transit Administration (FTA), in cooperation with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), in partnership with Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), prepared a Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to examine the impacts of building transit and trails facilities in the 22-mile Atlanta BeltLine Corridor. The study addressed potential effects of transit and trail alignments and transit technology alternatives. The DEIS was conducted in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in order for the Atlanta BeltLine to be eligible for future federal funding.

The study evaluated potential environmental effects on resources such as transportation systems, land use, socioeconomics, safety, and cultural and natural resources. It also assessed the right-of-way (ROW) that would be required to build transit and trails in the Atlanta BeltLine Corridor and the type of transit technology and operating characteristics to be used, modern streetcar (SC) or light rail transit (LRT). These findings will better position MARTA and its partner, ABI, to preserve this ROW.

Next NPU-V Meeting Monday, March 14th at 7pm

Museum BarThe next Neighborhood Planning Unit V (NPU-V) meeting is next Monday, March 14th at 7pm. The meeting is hosted by Mechanicsville and will be held at the brand-new Museum Bar, located at 181 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.

NPU-V is made up of Adair Park, Pittsburgh, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Summerhill and Capitol Homes/Gateway.

This meeting has a few topics for Adair Park, including the Citgo at Metropolitan and Lexington looking for approval of a change in ownership for their liquor license as well as the storage facility at Metropolitan and Shelton asking for approval of a text amendment to allow for better signage.

Come hear what is going on in our local area and meet some folks from the other neighborhoods. Light refreshments will be provided.