Atlanta Gas Light Project – Pulliam Street

Good morning,

I wanted to provide you with an update on our project in your area. Our team will begin their work on Pulliam Street between Washington Street and Atlanta Avenue next week. In order for our crews to complete the work safely, that stretch of Pulliam Street will be closed.  The detour route will be marked.  The road will be open to local traffic so that the residents living on Pulliam can get to and from their homes. The work will take approximately 6 weeks. Several factors can change that timeline, including weather.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

Thank you,

Alicia Young


Thriving Communities Grant Opportunity for NPU-V Communities

Thriving Communities Building Grant-TCBG is a Resident lead grant opportunity for six neighborhoods Adair Park, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Summerhill and Capitol Gateway, known collectively as Neighborhood Planning Unit V (NPU-V). The primary objectives of these grants are to:

  • Support volunteers and grassroots organizations 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.
  • Support organizations that are community based, and that use community organizing to achieve their goals
  • Support and build for capacity youth & young adults.

Grant awards range from $5000–$10,000 annually. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Monday, October 5, 2020. No exceptions.

Application Attachment: Thriving Community Building grant application Final

Atlanta Gas Light Project – Pulliam Street

Good afternoon,

My name is Alicia and I’m part of the Communications team at Atlanta Gas Light. I am contacting you regarding a project within the NPU V area.

We are working on a pipeline replacement project which involves a portion of University Avenue, Pryor Road and Pulliam Street. The project work began last month. Residents along the project path received a notification letter prior to the start of construction.

The construction method being used is called “open cut.” This involves digging a trench in the road and placing the new pipe in the trench. This work will not impact customers’ gas service.

We will begin the Pulliam Street section later this month. Due to the nature of this work, we would like to ask that residents along the 900 block of Pulliam Street avoid parking on the street during the work. This phase of the work will take approximately 6 weeks. We wanted to contact you to make you aware of the work and to ask if you could help us communicate this update with the residents.

I attached the notification letter I mentioned to this email. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about this further.

Thank you,

Alicia Young

Attachment: Atlanta Avenue to University Letter FINAL

NPU-V September Virtual Meeting MONDAY (9/14) @ 7pm!

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, September 14th, at 7pm via Zoom.  Participants will need to register in advance for this meeting via this link:

Meeting ID: 992 1132 0112
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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 and the NPU-V board Zoom hosts will be able to help.

The meeting agenda can be found here:
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.
See you there!



September 2, 2020


Bus Operator Shields, Antimicrobial Air Filters Allow for Return of Front Door Boarding

ATLANTA – The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has invested approximately $250,000 in bus safety features to further protect the health of employees and customers and allow for the resumption of front door boarding and onboard fare collection beginning Monday, September 7.

MARTA has outfitted its entire fleet of 539 buses with polycarbonate shields around bus operator cabs, antimicrobial air filters that clean the air onboard, and mask dispensers.

“At the onset of this health crisis, MARTA implemented operational adjustments such as rear door boarding to limit contact between operators and customers. Our most recent safety measures, installing bus operator shields and air filters, allow us to return to front door boarding and onboard fare collection,” said MARTA General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker. “We are grateful to our customers for continuing to mask up and social distance, and we remain committed to making MARTA a clean, safe place for everyone who relies on essential transit service.”

Every MARTA bus now has antimicrobial air filters that remove viruses and other airborne pathogens from the circulated air onboard and a tissue-like mask dispenser mounted near the front door. For additional customer convenience, MARTA Transit Ambassadors continue to distribute masks at rail stations and bus bays throughout the system. To date, MARTA has handed out 459,000 masks.

To assist with the boarding process, customers should have fare ready and enter the bus through the front doors and exit through the rear doors. Customers requiring the accessibility ramp should continue entering and exiting through the front door. Beginning Monday, September 7, all bus customers must have fare and wear a mask in order to ride MARTA.


Murphy Crossing community survey: your input is needed!

Hello neighbors!

The Murphy Crossing site is the former location of the old State Farmer’s Market, at 1000 Murphy Ave SW. Atlanta BeltLine Inc. has acquired this property and plans to redevelop it. A coalition of neighbors representing neighborhood associations and NPUs has organized themselves as the Murphy Crossing Coalition and has developed a survey to help ensure that the redevelopment of Muphy Crossing is beneficial to current and future area residents. Please take this survey as soon as possible and share with neighbors!

This survey is for individuals, not households! If there are multiple people living in your household, we encourage everyone who’s interested to fill out a survey.

For more information, you can contact us at