Zoning Ordinance Update Phase II Open House & Public Forum Schedule

From the City of Atlanta Department of Planning:

Please share this information with your email distribution, email groups, next door groups…Everybody!  We want you to take advantage of the opportunity to have one-on-one exchange with City Planning Staff.

Thank you for your input during Phase I of the Zoning Ordinance Update project!  We are all set to launch Phase II of the project.  The Department of City Planning (Department) will launch two (2) Public Forums –April 9, 2018 (Atlanta Metropolitan State College) and April 11, 2018 (Trinity Presbyterian Church).  In addition, the Department will hold eight (8) Open House Sessions throughout the City.  It is our intent to provide citizens with an opportunity for input and education on the proposed zoning adjustments.

The City of Atlanta Zoning Ordinance Update Phase II is a direct result of the Zoning Ordinance Diagnostic conducted in 2016. The proposed amendments will seek to:

  • Clarify and improve certain provisions of the Atlanta Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance for usability
  • Provide consistency with the City’s Comprehensive Development Plan and other comprehensive planning processes
  • Update consistency with state and federal law, and advance the public health, safety and welfare.
  • Offer best practices in zoning
  • Improve public perceptions of, and experiences with, the Zoning Ordinance

We look forward to engaging with you at one or more meetings.

Final FLYER 2018 ATL Zoning Ordinance Public Forums


Morehouse School of Medicine PRC: Community Health Connection Target Population Survey

Morehouse School of Medicine is conducting a survey to gather information from NPU V and other NPUs to learn about the population in relation to Morehouse School of Medicine PRC: Community Health Connections Radio Broadcast. We are looking to learn about who listens to the show and what health topics the community think are most important to discuss on the show. If you would be willing to post the link on the NPU V webpage and Facebook page that would be much appreciated. Below is the link to the survey:


MSM Prevention Research Center is Recruiting NPU V Residents for Community Safety Evaluation Advisory Committee

Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center is requesting community residents of NPU V to become Members of the Community Safety Evaluation Resident Advisory Committee. We would like representation from each of the communities in NPU V. You’ll have an opportunity for: Co-design an evaluation to understand how community safety projects are influencing NPU V; training in evaluation, data collection and analysis that you can apply to other issues or initiatives you care about; participation in regular monthly meetings for 1 year on the 4th Wednesday evening of each month from 6-8 pm, and to receive compensation for your ongoing committee participation.

Please let me know of your member recommendations by March 26, 2018. I have attached additional details and the profile application for interested community residents. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me: 404-752-1139 or email dcollins@msm.edu

You can find more information here: NPU Resident Advisory Committee flyer

Application: MSM PRC Evaluation RAC Application


Also we have a number of complimentary registrations we can offer to community residents/partners for the Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal Public Health Conference  “Cancer and the Public’s Health: Strategies to Advance Health Equity” on April 4.

For details see: http://www.msm.edu//Education/ExtendedProfessionalEducation/publichealthconference.php

Please let me know by next week (3/21/18)  if you and/or another community member are interested in attending and I will submit your/their names for the complimentary list.

Coalition for Community Benefits Meeting – March 22nd

March 22nd – Monthly Coalition Meeting!

Hello everyone, please invite your neighbors and fellow organizers to the Thursday, March 22nd Coalition Meeting. It will be at 6:30pm at the Martin St Church of God. Agenda topics include:

1. Prioritizing green infrastructure projects in the area
2. Creating working groups
3. Setting up meetings with elected officials and development partners
4. Getting report backs from neighborhoods
5. CarterUSA visit to GSU class

If you have any topics you would like discussed on the agenda, please feel free to reach out to me via email or phone. You can also share the attached flyers!

Job Opportunities and Construction Ready Training for NPU-V Residents!

CONSTRUCTION READY at THE CENTER FOR WORKING FAMILIES is a four-week boot-camp style, hands-on construction training, industry credentialing & certification program. The Construction Ready program connects students to some of Atlanta’s top construction companies. Training is FREE to qualified applicants. Priority enrollment for residents of NPU-V (Mechanicsville, Pittsburgh, Peoplestown, Adair Park, Summerhill) 30310, 30312 and 30315.

Training will be held at 250 Georgia Avenue SE Atlanta, GA 30312

Next information session is : March 28, 2018, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: The Center for Working Families – Dunbar Center 477 Windsor Street Suite 101, Atlanta, GA 30312
Apply Online to attend the Info Session at

Emory UHI Poverty Simulation Event-March 24

The Emory University Urban Health Initiative would like to formally invite you to attend a Poverty Simulation Event on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 from 1-4pm at Atlanta Community Food Bank located at: 732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd, NW Atlanta, 30318. Admission is free, but spaces are filling quickly, make sure to reserve your seat today!!

Poverty is a true reality and unless you have personally experienced this, it is truly difficult to understand. Attend our poverty simulation and see how you can make a difference in communities all around the nation and the globe stricken by poverty. Our poverty simulation is the real deal, we are interacting with Community Action clients and their personal experiences with poverty.

Heritage Owner-Occupied Rehab Programs

Heritage Owner-Occupied Rehab (OOR) is a new affordable housing initiative to help current lower-income City of Atlanta residents remain in their homes and avoid displacement. Heritage OOR includes three programs offering residents forgivable loans to make critical health and safety repairs on their homes. Senior households aged 55+, military veterans, disabled head of households, and those that have been in their homes for 15+ years will have priority in the programs.

For more information, please reach out to the Program Managers listed below. They will begin accepting applications on April 4, 2018. Please contact the Program Manager for your Council District. (Click here to find your District. Type in your address and look under Administrative Area.)

Council Districts Organization Contact Phone Email
1, 9 & 10 House Proud Lisa Jones 404-437-4246 lisa.jones@houseproudatlanta.org
3 & 4 Meals on Wheels Atlanta Vona Cox 404-351-3889
5, 11 & 12 Synergy Real Estate Program Manager 678-763-1127 assistant@synergyrealestate.org

NPU-V residents can apply under the Atlanta Heritage program. The citywide program will provide up to $30,000 to eligible City of Atlanta homeowners, and is funded under the Housing Opportunity Bond, a $40 million bond issuance unanimously approved and supported by Atlanta City Council in March 2017. Program details, eligibility guidelines, and FAQs can be found here:


Council District 12 Blueprint Plan + Community Engagement – March 24

The District 12 Neighborhood Blueprint Plan represents the collective vision, goals, and policies of the neighborhoods of Adair Park, Sylvan Hills, Capitol View, and Capitol View Manor. The Blueprint will capture the unique history of the neighborhoods, catalogue community’s assets as well as challenges, and identify catalytic sites and projects to spur redevelopment within the study area. Additionally, the plan will specifically outline strategies to leverage development activity in nearby Fort McPherson and Turner Field, MARTA stations, and commercial redevelopment opportunities at key nodes, along Metropolitan Parkway, and the BeltLine. More importantly, the plan will assist the effected communities in expressing a vision that will establish a quality of growth consistent with the existing character of the neighborhoods.

The plan will utilize its Stakeholder Committee to actively and passively engage the public through events, displays, community meetings, and a community survey. Please continue to check this website for updates on the plan, future events, and to find the posted link to the community survey when it becomes available.

Hosea Feed the Hungry Easter Event Notification 2018

Hosea Feed the Hungry (Hosea Helps) will host its annual Easter Sunday event this year at the Orange Lot of former Turner Field, located at 513 Capitol Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, on Sunday, April 1, 2018 from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

This event will be much like our regular holiday dinner events, where we provide food/beverages, clothing, barber services, and more at no cost to those in need. We will also have an Easter service and live performances, as well as fun Easter activities for children.

We will have no lane closures for this event. We expect a moderate impact to the traffic on Capitol Avenue/ Hank Aaron Drive, but nothing that will cause any significant inconvenience to the residents in the area.

As we continue uphold our mission to rescue, restore, and re-stabilize at-risk and homeless individuals and families so they can thrive and become self-sufficient, we encourage you to stop by at our event this Easter Sunday. There will be fun and food for families and individuals alike.

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