The Atlanta Beltline has schedule Study Group meeting to discuss the Special Service District (SSD) Please see the attached flyer for dates. I hope that you all can join to learn how a Special Service District (SSD) will help benefit communities and unlock:
- Additional $50M to create/preserve more affordable housing
- $12.5M Community Retention Fund to help keep legacy residents in their homes
- $7M in additional small business support
- Up to $150M committed to minority contractors helping us to complete trail by 2030
- 20K more jobs than initially projected
I have attached flyers for the study group meeting and 1st quarterly briefing of 2021 the upcoming meetings taking place February 15th, 16th, 18th and 23rd as well as March 1st and 4th. Please share with you network and businesses in your community.
All Meetings: 6:00-8:00pm
Westside: Mon. Feb. 15th
Southwest: Tues. Feb. 16th
Northeast: Tues. Feb. 23rd
Northside: Mon. Mar. 1st Southeast: Thur. March 4th
Register Online at:
Or Dial in by Phone: 929-205-6099
Webinar ID: 828 0313 1265
I hope everyone is taking care. Please see two upcoming free, virtual workshops coming up that may be of importance to your fellow community members. We are working on a flyer for the March workshop and will share an update once that is ready. Please share with your networks!
LOWER MY PROPERTY TAXES: FILING FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
Wednesday, February 24, 6PM
Join the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, the Atlanta Legal Aid, and the Grove Park Foundation for a free virtual workshop designed to help Fulton County property owners learn about the homestead exemption and how it could help lower their 2021 property tax bill. A free virtual information session is scheduled for February 24 at 6:00 p.m. and free virtual consultation/help sessions are scheduled for March 13 at 10:00 a.m. and March 24 at 6:00 p.m. Instructions on how to register for the consultation sessions will be shared during the information session.
EVICTIONS DURING COVID-19: AN IMPORTANT UPDATE
Wednesday, March 10, 6PM
Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation have scheduled a free, virtual workshop for March 10 to review the current state of the CDC moratorium on evictions, and what to do when it expires after March 31. AVLF attorneys will discuss the eviction process and how to file an answer; what to do if you have a hearing before the moratorium ends, current CDC moratorium and what to do once it expires, and COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Rent, Mortgage, Utilities & Security Deposit Funds.
Atlanta BeltLine Partnership
The Georgia Department of Transportation is proposing an intersection improvement at the intersection of Metropolitan Parkway, Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, and Glenn Street. Please see attached for proposed options and changed. The following are documents shared by GDOT for the proposed changes:
Please reach out to Jennifer.Corcoran@jacobs.com if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
While 2020 was a tough year for LBC, it also revealed opportunities to improve our operations and expand our program capacity to serve the community more effectively and on a larger scale. As part of our strategic planning efforts last year, we thought through how to best structure the organization in terms of both our long-term and short-term goals. This created adjustments to current staff roles, and some new staff roles.
Over the next few months, we will be accepting applications for several positions. Applications for the following 5 positions will be accepted through mid-February:
Please share this information with any potential candidates; however, we kindly request no phone calls or drop-ins. Application instructions can be found at the link below. If you have any questions, please call (404) 850-7957 Ext. 1 or email email@example.com.
As Atlanta’s population grows, so does its need for affordable housing. The Department of City Planning is committed to affordable housing for all of Atlanta’s residents. We seek to promote and accommodate growth in an equitable way that benefits all residents. We utilize a variety of programs and partnerships to advance this goal. Below you will find a link to the Affordable Housing Guide which provides information to those seeking affordable housing, whether you are seeking to rent, purchase a home, or need assistance staying in your home. You will also find a link to the 2020–2021 cold weather shelters that operate when temperatures drop below 35 degrees.
Read, download, and share the Affordable Housing Guide from the link above, or click here for the printable PDF.
For additional reading, you may enjoy the One Atlanta Housing Affordability Action Plan from the office of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. This includes concrete actions the City is taking or is planning to take to encourage the development of and preservation of affordable housing.
The Intrenchment Creek Community Stewardship Council would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who attended our kickoff meeting this Saturday. It was a huge success, and that couldn’t have happened if not for all of you out there that believe so strongly in our mission!
In case you missed the meeting, you can find the recording here:
We also recognize that many of you had some questions about some slides that were presented at the meeting. You can find those slides here:
We’re also looking for supporters and members of our communities to sign up and join a committee. If you’re interested in working with a committee, please sign up here:
You can find a full description of committees here:
Also please note that our next meeting will be held on March 27, 2021 via Zoom. Committees will meet before then, so please be sure to sign up for a committee for additional meeting times and dates.
Finally, please be sure to like, follow, and share the information that we push out over social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and our website.
Once again, thank you so very much for your support, and please don’t hesitate if you have any questions!
Hello Mechanicsville Community Leaders,
On behalf of State Representative Stacey Evans, please review the legislative updates related to your neighborhood and announcements to share with the community. Please continue to keep me updated if there are specific concerns that we can address to ensure all residents’ voices are heard and represented.
Below, are transportation updates from Rep. Evans regarding street safety in the community as it relates to neighborhood streets. Also attached is a flyer for a Town Hall meeting being held this Wednesday evening at 7:30PM with Representative Evans and State Senator Sonya Halpern. Please be sure to share this with your neighborhood. Thanks so much!
A. Transportation Updates:
Rep. Evans held a meeting on Friday, January 22 regarding the Department of Transportation which addressed several concerns as requested for Mechanicsville:
(1) There is a discussion underway about installing a ROUNDABOUT at Metropolitan Pkwy & RDA (PI 0016390). Help me to understand more about the plan and the progress/expected timeline/etc.
- Yes, this is underway and is in scoping /concept approval stage
- Project is not yet funded
- Part of scoping is environmental study stage, that is happening now
- Scoping also includes utility and right of way acquisition
- Probably a 3–4-year schedule after scoping stage is complete
(2) SPEED BUMPS are needed Ralph David Abernathy (varied cross street info)
- Can’t put speed bumps on state routes because they are made for transport and the speeds are not conducive to speed bumps being effective
- Working on other ways to reduce speed – potentially lane reductions; GDOT has this road on its upcoming long-term study list
(3) A LEFT TURN SIGNAL is needed when turning onto Ralph David Abernathy from Cascade Avenue
- If a left turn signal is put in this location, it creates a conflict because of other lanes and signals at that intersection
- GDOT is working with City (required to because Cascade Avenue is a city road) to work toward creating a dedicated left turn lane, which would then allow the use of a left turn signal
(4) I-20 ON/OFF RAMP at Windsor Street – is there anything that can be done to make the area safer for pedestrians and bikers?
- There are areas for improvement here and they appreciate us pointing out the problems
- They will begin a study on this area
- They are pulling pedestrian crash data
- Will work on ADA compliance issues and other engineering to make better for bikes and pedestrians
- Will also work on adding more street signs
- Allow the department approximately 30-60 days to conduct a study and then will work on recommended improvements
B. Town Hall details:
WEDNESDAY, Feb 3, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Please register in advance for this meeting:
Once registered, login credentials will be sent via confirmation email.
Director of Constituent Services
Join us for our monthly meeting for residents of Neighborhood Planning Unit V! NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
The meeting will be held on Monday, February 8th, at 7pm via Zoom. Participants will need to register in advance for this meeting via this link:
Dial-In: 646-558-8656, access code, 99211320112#
Call-in participants will be able to “raise their hand” by dialing *9 during the meeting. NPU-V board members hosting the meeting will be able to see any participants with raised hands and recognize them for asking questions or recording tallies for voting matters.
If you have questions about the Zoom meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and the NPU-V board Zoom hosts will be able to help.
The City of Atlanta is divided into 25 Neighborhood Planning Units or NPUs, which are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues. The NPU system was established in 1974 to provide an opportunity for citizens to participate actively in the Comprehensive Development Plan, which is the city’s long-term vision for the next five, ten, and fifteen years into the future. It is also used as a way for citizens to receive information concerning all functions of city government.
Please see attached press release for Zoo Atlanta’s Virtual Job Fair on February 16. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks!
SVP, Operations, Guest Services & Community Affairs
Attachment: Zoo Atlanta Virtual Job Fair